Blingless wonder

Antney

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D50’s are such tastefully designed, beautiful guitars. If I could I would remove the Chesterfield logo and MOP inlay on the headstock and replace it with a simple decal, replace the gold tuners with nickel tuners, and remove the horsey pick guard. But that’s just me.
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D50’s are such tastefully designed, beautiful guitars. If I could I would remove the Chesterfield logo and MOP inlay on the headstock and replace it with a simple decal, replace the gold tuners with nickel tuners, and remove the horsey pick guard. But that’s just me.
Sorta like this?
 

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I think it's just about perfect just the way it is. I wouldn't want any less bling. But I like some fun stuff on my guitar too. That's a beauty.....
 

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All you have to do is buy 50 yr old Guilds. Bling gone. Hell, I don't even like pickguards!
 

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If I could I would remove the Chesterfield logo and MOP inlay on the headstock and replace it with a simple decal, replace the gold tuners with nickel tuners, and remove the horsey pick guard. But that’s just me.
If you did that, it would look like a Martin. 😜
 

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That D50 looks fine to me.
I have a maple Huss & Dalton MJ that is a fine guitar but apart from those 'Stingray' fret markers it looks decidedly plain to me - especially that rosette!

 

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I like well done bling. I think the F-412/512 block and triangle fret markers are lovely.

And I totally agree with Frono on the Chesterfield & MOP, (even tho I think I only own one with it) ...actually that is my only gripe with the early GADS. Gorgeous wood binding...clumsy execution of the Chesterfield.

Edit: Oops, I have three....forgot about the JF and Songbird.
 

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Oh c'mon, bring on the bling! Of course, I'm biased...actually, this is the one I gave to my son; I kept the plain Jane D-25M.

 

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Kids love bling. You done good, dread!
 

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And, Antney, that's a helluva' nice D-50. :D
 

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My '65 D-50 meets all of your requirements, and more! What a guitar!
 

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Just played Dylan's "Bob Dylan's Dream" on the '65 D-50 and brought tears to my eyes! I witnessed Dylan at an intimate concert at Rutgers University in 1964 and that experience always connects me with guitars that are from that time frame.
 

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I usually prefer understated when it comes to most things, guitars included, but I like this kinda thing too:

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(It's a Waterloo WL-K Kel Kroydon-style jobbie.)

-Dave-
 

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Just played Dylan's "Bob Dylan's Dream" on the '65 D-50 and brought tears to my eyes! ...
"Bob Dylan's Dream" - for me - that is Bertastrasse 4 - in Lochergut - Zürich - spring 1971
 

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I should bought the Jim Croce commemorative Martin when they had one or two at Elderly years ago!
 
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