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JohnnyMo

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I never owned a Guild in my life until 2018 or so then I had 3 of them by July of 2019! Most of the stuff I play is bluegrass but I got on the Fingerpicking kick years ago trying to play Bluebelle on the banjo actually, and Guitar. Finally with you tube I got it fairly close, I was inspired by this video here to get an F-50R, I think this is a 1971 F-50R and probably Brazilian but hard to say. Just watch this video over and over and get you some finger picks! Lol... I am a banjo player but prefer a flatpick usually on guitar stuff. I was able to get a Guild jumbo at an affordable price basically compared to a Gibson J-200 or something like that. I like bigger frets so the 78 F-50R has bigger fret wire then the older ones.

I have learned after acquiring numerous banjo's and guitars, etc, that it's not really the instrument, it's the guy playing it! So play a lot on what you got while you are young, and when you're old you'll have a nice guitar but you'll be too old to enjoy it. Get one really good one is my advice, and a couple other specialty guitars for camping, open mics, etc...or different styles even. Anyway here's the video of Guild artist playing Bluebelle...


 

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There is a time to buy, and a time to sell... Trick is actually knowing when that time is when it comes to selling especially! Easy to buy stuff. Kind of an art to sell stuff...
 

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What are the slots for,... oh my.

Ralph
 

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The guitar player is Frosty, who was on the LTG like a decade ago. He has some fantastic videos of him playing a D55 too. I too really wanted a Guild acoustic after watching one of his videos. 😀
That is correct, Woody! As a matter of fact, I owned that guitar for a couple of years until I sold it back to Frosty. It was a truly beautiful and wonderful guitar. Frosty's magic was a big motivator, although that guitar never sounded like Merle in my hands. :D :D
 

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That is correct, Woody! As a matter of fact, I owned that guitar for a couple of years until I sold it back to Frosty. It was a truly beautiful and wonderful guitar. Frosty's magic was a big motivator, although that guitar never sounded like Merle in my hands. :D :D
he had this one video Chaz of him playing a D55. I stumbled up this video on YT one day. I marveled at the whole thing, his room he was in, like some old home in Maine (i have no idea where he lives), he had a dog in it, trying to get at him too, but he just was playing the amazing picking so effortlessly. I was like, I got to look into Guild guitars :)

I think I still need a quintessential Guild acoustic however, and by that I mean, a D55 or an F50. I think an F50 would do the trick. :)
 

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he had this one video Chaz of him playing a D55. I stumbled up this video on YT one day. I marveled at the whole thing, his room he was in, like some old home in Maine (i have no idea where he lives), he had a dog in it, trying to get at him too, but he just was playing the amazing picking so effortlessly. I was like, I got to look into Guild guitars :)

I think I still need a quintessential Guild acoustic however, and by that I mean, a D55 or an F50. I think an F50 would do the trick. :)
New Hampshire, Woody, but right on! I'll bet he'd be happy to know that he influenced you! His playing is extraordinary.
 

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This might have been the video that you recalled with Frosty & his playful pooch:

that's the video Geo!
thanks for finding it.
the growl of the dog is hysterical...
 

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Westerly Wood, we could both take half a lifetime convincing the average guy why we like D 35s over more expensive guitars. Years after buying mine, my 70 D 35 continues to grow on me. How many guitars have that ability? Playing one for an hour will not convince anyone. But over time I have come to appreciate the dry, balanced tone. The neck for me is perfect. No matter how fast, runs never blur together. Maybe as I've gotten better, I can use what an old D 35 provides. A lot of it is old wood. Other guitars excel at certain things. My Texan is dryer and thumpier in the bass. You can palm mute it and still get that Johnny Cash thing going. My Martin D 35 Custom does bluegrass and country rock splendidly. But there is something universal about the Guild. Plus, I'm free to take it anywhere worry free. One more bruise won't make a difference. 51 years old now an it just sings.
Amen, plus me for the love of the D-35. Just a phenomenal utility player. I took mine camping earlier this month and my buddy was like “man that thing has a beautiful voice.”
 
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