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  1. GardMan

    Some thoughts on my new (to me) 1982 D-70 and my other rosewood dreads...

    I’ve had my new (to me) 1982 D-70 for nearly 3 months now (thanks again, BeeCee!). During that time, I’ve played it nearly every day... either alone, or in comparison to one or more of my DV-7Xs (all are currently strung with John Pearse PB bluegrass strings, which are medium bass and light...
  2. GardMan

    NGD!

    Yesterday was my first NGD in more than 4 years... when I took delivery of BeeCee's (Bill) 1982 D-70 as an "early" 65th birthday (early June 2020) or "late" retirement (Jan 2019) gift to myself. Bill's D-70 will join my stable of rosewood dreads, which includes blue and green DV-72s from 1994...
  3. GardMan

    G7th Heritage capo redux and shoutout to Simon Campling at G7th...

    About a month ago, I posted some positive comments re: my G7th Heritage capo in this thread started by Tommym... Wouldn't you know it... shortly after I posted those comments, I started having issues with my Heritage capo. I first noticed that I seemed to be having to tighten it down more to...
  4. GardMan

    Less than a "Gig," more than an "Open mic"...

    Repeated my performance from last year at the "Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering" last Friday... but was given a 35 minute set this year (last year I played just 3 songs in 15 minutes). My eight song set included: Night Rider's lament (Michael Burton)/Still got my home on...
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    DV-74 in Berlin?

    I occasionally search the web for images of the higher end DV models, hoping to turn up pics of either a DV-76 or the one of DV-82. Hasn't happened yet, but tonight's search turned up a DV-74 on Facebook (posted in Nov 2016), apparently in Berlin. This one is #17 (of 18 made?). #15 was for sale...
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    Harp guitarist Alex Anderson

    My cousin (second, once removed) has a crowd funding campaign to help finance production his album of all original harp guitar music. There are a couple video samples on his IndieGoGo page... have a listen, and if you like it, consider supporting his music. More background info can be found...
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    Oprah's "Master Class" with James Taylor

    This was posted over on AGF. Short vignettes with JTs views on life and music... I found it interesting and enjoyable. Hope some of you will too.
  8. GardMan

    Guild dreadnaught bracing patterns: 1971-1995

    I purchased my first Guild, a 1972 D-35, in January 1973 ( a story that I have retold several times on LTG, and will save retelling again for another day). Sometime around 1986, I purchased a second D-35 (from 1978), for Anne. I immediately noticed that the two guitars, tho the same model built...
  9. GardMan

    N dv d!

    Pics added below. My "new" 1994 DV-72 arrived yesterday afternoon. But, with day time temps @35F and night time @ 25F during its two day transit, I waited t open the case to this morning. About halfway thru the night I realized I had not asked about smoke smell. It's usually one of my standard...
  10. GardMan

    A new view of some old dreads...

    Altho’ my primary on-line guitar hangout is “Lets Talk Guild,” I have also spent a considerable amount of time over on the “Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum.” I have never joined UMGF, partly because I hear horror stories about the Yuko BB platform used, and also because I have no intention of...
  11. GardMan

    Guild Dreadnaught Models: 1963~2000 (Hoboken, Westerly, and a little more)...

    Frono suggested that I post my list of dread models as a "Blog," so that they would be more accessible to other LTGers, without having to search through the entire LTG archives... so here it is! In future installments, perhaps I'll add my summary of Guild dread bracing, and more about my foray...
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    Guild dread top bracing 1971-1995 REDUX

    In response to the ongoing "Differences between a DV 72, DV 73 and DV 74 ", I have compiled and revised my PPT "sketches" of the dread bracing patterns I have observed on Guild dreads I have owned. The first pic shows the three bracing patterns, as viewed from outside the guitar, as well as...
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    Ntrcd!

    I've been watching these Dream Catcher truss rod covers come and go on eBay for several years... but never seemed to know which Guild to put one on, so always passed them up. One popped up again recently, and I thought... that would look nice on the DV-72MK! The pearl feathers match the pearl...
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    DV-72MK pics...

    I have been doing a lot of re-arranging of my Guild photo album, in light of the recent sales of four of my Guilds, and realized I never really took any portraits of the '94 DV-72MK I acquired from Derrick last fall... just group shots and a couple with its younger sister ('95 DV-73). So I shot...
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    My rosewood Guild dreads: from 3 to 4 to 3 again (rather verbose)...

    In Sept 2013, I posted a review/comparison of my then stable of three rosewood Guild dreads: a 1976 D-50, a 1992 D-55, and a 1995 DV-73. I concluded that two post comparison with this statement: That “something else” came along in the form of Derrick’s 1994 DV-72MK NT HG, which I received in...
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    NGD: Derrick's DV-72NT MK...

    ... has traveled half way across the country and landed safely in Salt Lake City. Derrick posted his pics in this thread, and it will be a little while before I am ready to post any. First impressions... it sounds as good as it looks. Might be a little louder, and have a little more bass than my...
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    Neck (nut) widths on my Westerly dreads... "feel" vs. "fact"...

    There have been a couple threads recently (and many historically) regarding nut widths on various Guild acoustics... I (and others) have commented on how the standard width for most (not all) Guild acoustics was/is 1-11/16". But, I (and others) have also commented on how much of the neck shaping...
  18. GardMan

    A (long) Tale of Three Dreads (D-50, D-55, & DV-73)...

    It’s been a year since my DV-73 arrived, and except for the few weeks that it was with Tom (Fixit) for a little R&R (Repair and Restoration) in Florida, I have been playing and A/B/Cing it against my ‘76 D-50 and ‘92 D-55 all that time. I thought it was about time I posted my impressions. I...
  19. GardMan

    Whadya think... over the top?

    It's fall break, and they're painting just outside my office (phew!), so I knocked off early, came home, and spent some time in my "shop:"
  20. GardMan

    Koa F-30 cutaway "Ballroom Custom"

    Here. Not my cup of tea, but thought some folks here might be interested... Mods... I put this here because I though its "uniqueness" might make it of interest to the acoustic folks on the forum. If you want to move it to Ebay/Gbase/Craigs List area, that's OK by me. D
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