1968 D-55

Rich Cohen

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I have had a discussion with someone about their '68 D-55, the first year of production of the model. Do any LTGers own a '68 D-55? This owner said that his guitar had Brazilian sides, but Indian Rosewood back. I was a little surprised, but not too much. I suppose, '68 was a transition year. Also, there's no accounting for what builders would do a that point. The guy I talked with has some braz. quarter sown pieces. He's think of getting a luthier to built him a replica of the F-612.
 
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I have a ‘70 D55 that is Braz back and EIR sides.


Good luck!
 
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I have to correct a mistake I made in my original post. The '68 D-55 has both brazilian back and sides, where the '68 F-50R has brazilian sides and East Indian rosewood back. And in response to some of you wondering if I'm about to "pull the trigger" on the '68 D-55, it's not for sale, nor is the '68 F-50R.
 

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I have to correct a mistake I made in my original post. The '68 D-55 has both brazilian back and sides, where the '68 F-50R has brazilian sides and East Indian rosewood back. And in response to some of you wondering if I'm about to "pull the trigger" on the '68 D-55, it's not for sale, nor is the '68 F-50R.
That's not what I wanted to hear.
 

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I have to correct a mistake I made in my original post. The '68 D-55 has both brazilian back and sides, where the '68 F-50R has brazilian sides and East Indian rosewood back. And in response to some of you wondering if I'm about to "pull the trigger" on the '68 D-55, it's not for sale, nor is the '68 F-50R.
Half the battle is finding the holy grail guilds. Now it's time to butter him up. Get him to start talking crazy high numbers, and hypothetical situations where he would be willing to let them go. Plant the seed and watch it grow. Good luck my friend.
 
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