1965 F-20 - What is a fair price?

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Thanks All, I definitely will post after I get it on Wed :)!!

BTW, I have used D'Addario Phospher Bronze forever, but is there another brand or two I should consider for an F20?
 

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Not sure what that is but it is not visible in the video from one month ago. Considering that the neck was just reset the cost for a neck reset can be saved for many years to come. The luthier obviously mounted the trus rod cover upside down...



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As I said in an earlier post, I'm willing to be part of an upside-down-truss-rod-cover support group.
 
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These Hoboken-made F-20 guitars are great small guitars! It will have less volume than your F-30, but it has a very sweet tone for strumming or finger-picking. Charles Johnson is very knowledgable about vintage instruments and his descriptions are usually accurate. I think that this is a fair price because it already has had the neck reset to the proper angle. This is a common, and often necessary, repair for acoustic guitars that are 50 years old. You should ask Charles about his "trial period" and return policy. And he does say in his introduction... "please feel free to make an offer". I am not in the market to purchase this instrument, but I visit Mandolin World Headquarters regularly because he often has cool vintage stringed instruments for sale.


Hi LTG, I have a 66 Hoboken F20 NT, and really love it, fantastic tone.
I’m replying to this thread (rather than making my own) as my guitar’s action starts to get real high from the 12th, so intonation there is also a problem.
The truss road is adjusted just shy of buzzing, strings are elixir 11s, lighter than I might use on other guitars. This doesn’t seem to make much difference. There’s room to bring the saddle down a little, though I don’t think it would be enough to make a big difference.
Looking at few others online, the action seems similarly high, which makes me wonder if it might be a common issue.
So I thought I’d ask the experts....
Is this a common issue?
Are there solutions you might suggest?
Maybe a neck reset is on the cards?
I’m based in Sydney, Australia
Thanks for reading!
 

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Thanks All, I definitely will post after I get it on Wed :)!!

BTW, I have used D'Addario Phospher Bronze forever, but is there another brand or two I should consider for an F20?
John Pearse 550-SL (11's), highly recommended.
Also would not go higher than 11 guage on an F-20 with any string set

congrats and enjoy!
 
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