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    Almost NGD! BT-258e 8 string Baritone on the way!

    Looking forward to review and sound sample.
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    12 - string spacing

    Is this about spacing within paired strings or between string pairs (courses)?
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    Hercules stand foam deteriorating??

    I think this is well documented for their older stands. The ones from the last five or six years supposedly are made of material that will not disintegrate in such unpleasant way.
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    Lots of Guild 12 Strings From Japan on Ebay. Anybody Ever Buy One?

    I was looking for a very specific vintage ukulele a couple of years ago and the only place where they come up once in a while are Japanese sellers. So I bought one and with various taxes and duties and exchange rate came in a lot higher than I anticipated. I didn't bond with it right away and...
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    How much do you play/sing?

    Very little these days maybe two to three hours. I work too many shifts and without open mics and weekly jams my motivation to learn new songs has also gone down a lot.
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    Thinking about our Texan members

    This reminds me that we have not seen a post from txbumper since last June or July. Hope all is well with him.
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    D'Addrio Nickle / Bronze strings: Will they stay so bright?

    Medium on the Jumbo, and light on the 12 string. I also put some lights on my Adamas but didn't notice any improvement over EXPs.
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    D'Addrio Nickle / Bronze strings: Will they stay so bright?

    I prefer NB for my Orpheums. To my ears they sound very similar to uncoated PB, but will last much, much longer than coated strings.
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    Buying a guitar from Blake

    Congratulations! When I saw this offered on FB it put me into serious pre-contemplation. For me it's one of the best looking Guilds ever. How does it compare to other acoustics?
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    Do Modern Guild 12 Strings Measure Up To The Excellence of Older Guild 12 Strings?

    Thanks, on the westerly guild site it looks like herringbone on other higher end guitars like D60 Walker, D66, and GF60 that's why I was curious if it was a feature before they standardized on the abalone look.
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    Do Modern Guild 12 Strings Measure Up To The Excellence of Older Guild 12 Strings?

    One of the design features that I really liked on older Guilds was the herringbone rosette. For what models and years was that used?
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    Do Modern Guild 12 Strings Measure Up To The Excellence of Older Guild 12 Strings?

    All instruments in cases with humidifiers. The weekly refilling is a process of its own. We also have a room humidifier in the living room though it is too small for open concept space. Running it all day yesterday just moved RH from 18% to 21%.
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    Do Modern Guild 12 Strings Measure Up To The Excellence of Older Guild 12 Strings?

    I have to work long hours from home (now on day 16 without break) and as we are under extreme cold warning (-55C) have not left the house in 3 days. The two boys and guitars are instrumental in keeping me somewhat sane.
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    All mahogany guitar, why?

    I don't get the mahogany concept at all. Many of the large manufacturers now use all sorts of hardwood,dye them to a brownish hue and then call it mahogany. So I guess if it has a brownish hardwood top then it is mahogany. I tried a few including Guilds at my local guitar store and I find them...
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    Ovation Guitars acquired by GEWA music

    The speed and extent of how music businesses and brands are acquired and consolidated is mind-boggling. KMC was the larges distributor for many years and had already consolidated a huge number of brands. Then Fender sold the leftovers to Canada based JAM Industries which calls itself now largest...
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    Ovation Guitars acquired by GEWA music

    Fender had bought all of KMC and when their financial troubles were growing they sold off the various parts of KMC as well as Guild to get cash. Ovation was bundled in with various drum brands including Gretsch that was acquired by DW Drums. Obviously being a successful drum producer was not...
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    Guild OM 260CE Deluxe

    My local guitar store signed up as Guild dealer a few years ago. He brought in most of the 100 level Westerly Series and first couple of Oxnard models and they are collecting dust. The only ones that seem to move are the 200 series models. The bad Canadian exchange rate is not helping with that.
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    NAMM 2021: Westerly Collection F-240E

    No new Oxnard models announced (yet)?
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    NAMM 2021: Westerly Collection "BT" models (=Baritone)

    Good for Cordoba to offer up something different. That 8 string baritone sure will raise some eyebrows.
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