Can’t believe I bought another one. It’s Ralf’s fault.

richt54

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There was a 2009 D-55 antique burst, very close to mint for sale. It’s a New Hartford manufacture. I made an offer and it was accepted. This one for sure has red spruce braces. Ralf told me that the Tacoma builds did not. So now I can compare the sound and manufacture differences. This is what it looks like. My wife was a little upset but I blamed it on Ralf. (Of courose I’m kidding about blaming Ralf) B975981F-43A6-4F47-B00B-20CBDBD83DEB.jpeg
 

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Ok now you folks stop with the D55 stuff . It’s driving me nuts ! 😂

congrats 😊 does that mean you’ll sell the Tacoma?
 

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I'm so sorry...o_O:love:
But I didn't say I'm 100% sure Tacoma made D-55 used sitka spruce bracing, it was just strange that only for some specific models the adi bracing was specified.
But NH used only adi bracing as fas as I know. Congratulations, that is a great looking NH D-55! I love the antique burst.
And now it's a hard decission which one is "better" and which one to keep, or even to keep both? Keep us updated on your journey! Will be interestinh which one you prefer.
Oh yes, joining LTG can lead to severe GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)!

Feb 1, 2009 catalog:

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2009 D-55 specs from the Guild webpage at that time:

Model Name D-55
Model Number 385-0500-(Color #)
Category Dreadnought Guitars
Body Style Dreadnought
Top Solid AAA Spruce
Bracing Guild® Scalloped Red Spruce
Back Solid Bookmatched Rosewood
Sides Solid Rosewood Sides
Bridge Ebony
Neck 3-Piece Mahogany/Walnut/Mahogany
Fretboard Ebony, 12" Radius, (305 mm)
Width at Nut 1-11/16? (43mm)
No. of Frets 20
Scale Length 25-5/8"
Hardware Gold
Machine Heads Gotoh® 700 Series Gold-Plated Open-Back Tuners
Pickups Optional
Controls N/A
Pickup Switching N/A
Finish High Gloss (Nitrocellulose Lacquer)
Colors (821) Natural,
(837)* Antique Burst, *add $50.00
Unique Features Ebony Headcap,
Dovetail Neck Joint with Slim Heel,
Lightweight Laminated Birch Tail-Block,
30' Radius Top,
Natural Mother-of-Pearl and Abalone Position Inlays,
Bound Ebony Fingerboard,
Abalone Rosette,
Tortoise Shell Pickguard,
Dual Action Truss Rod
Case Includes C4520 Deluxe Hardshell Case, p/n 3501075207
Strings D'Addario® EXP 17 Coated Phosphor Bronze, Gauges .013 to .056
Introduced 3/2009
Notice Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
 

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That's absolutely gorgeous, congrats!
 

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You will have to keep both the Tacoma and New Hartford D55s because that tiny difference be needed -- I am sure!!
 

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Dayum! Two in one week! You savage! :ROFLMAO: That sure is pretty, I’m curious to hear the comparisons between the builds. Congrats and HNGD (again, lol) (y)
 

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Dayum! Two in one week! You savage! :ROFLMAO: That sure is pretty, I’m curious to hear the comparisons between the builds. Congrats and HNGD (again, lol) (y)
I was kind of hoping you were going to snap it up. It was about 7 or 8pm on the west coast that I saw the “your offer was accepted“ Flash on my iPad. I bought it off of reverb. There will be no 3 peat. Anything from now on I see will be passed along here.
 

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I was kind of hoping you were going to snap it up. It was about 7 or 8pm on the west coast that I saw the “your offer was accepted“ Flash on my iPad. I bought it off of reverb. There will be no 3 peat. Anything from now on I see will be passed along here.
I might wish I had!, but you’ll see what I ended up with in my NGD, similar but not as much of a gem.
 
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