F-47 LTG Member Review

Scratch

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How long have you owned the F-47:
Year & specific model:
Purchased new or used:
Price paid:

Owners rate 1 (least appreciated) to 10 (most appreciated) in following categories with comments as desired:

Build quality
Looks
Projection
Bass
Mids
Highs
Sustain
Playability/comfort
Dependability
Fingerstyle
Flatpick
Strum

Condition (Mint/Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor):

Favorite Strings (one selection only):

Would you buy another if lost/sold:

Overall Assessment:

Most Appreciated Characteristic:
Least Appreciated:
Favorite F-47 Story/Moment:

Other observations/comments:
 

DKB

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How long have you owned the F-47: 1 week
Year & specific model: 1966 Bluegrass F-47
Purchased new or used: used
Price paid: n/a

Owners rate 1 (least appreciated) to 10 (most appreciated) in following categories with comments as desired:

Build quality 10
Looks very good with honest play wear: 8.5
Projection 9
Bass 9
Mids 10
Highs 10
Sustain 9
Playability/comfort 10
Dependability 10
Fingerstyle yes
Flatpick yes
Strum yes

Condition (Mint/Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): Excellent

Favorite Strings (one selection only): 80/20 Phos Bronze

Would you buy another if lost/sold: If I can find another one

Overall Assessment: another great Guild

Most Appreciated Characteristic: the tone, very well balanced, records great.
Least Appreciated: will need a refret at some point
Favorite F-47 Story/Moment: finding it for sale.

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Bill Ashton

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How long have you owned the F-47: Two days
Year & specific model: 2012 F47R
Purchased new or used: New

Owners rate 1 (least appreciated) to 10 (most appreciated) in following categories with comments as desired:

Build quality 9
Looks 9
Projection 8
Bass 8
Mids
Highs 8
Sustain 9
Playability/comfort 10
Dependability
Fingerstyle 8
Flatpick 10
Strum

Condition (Mint/Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): New

Favorite Strings (one selection only): Came with D'Addario EXP PB mediums

Would you buy another if lost/sold: Yes

Overall Assessment: Very very very nice

Most Appreciated Characteristic: Size is great for living room sofa, but you do not sacrifice the sound quality

Least Appreciated: Case latches

Favorite F-47 Story/Moment: Playing it the store brought to mind Guy Clark's song...everything worked on it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHxOego2Sso

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Walter Broes

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Hey, I can do that too!


How long have you owned the F-47: about a year?
Year & specific model: I think it's a 2010. It's the F-47R
Purchased new or used: new


Owners rate 1 (least appreciated) to 10 (most appreciated) in following categories with comments as desired:

Build quality 9
Looks 9.5
Projection 7 and getting better already.
Bass 8
Mids 7
Highs 9
Sustain 9
Playability/comfort 8
Dependability so far so good
Fingerstyle 7
Flatpick 8
Strum 10

Condition (Mint/Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): near mint

Favorite Strings (one selection only): Dunlop PB 12's.

Would you buy another if lost/sold: If I could afford it.

Overall Assessment: seriously nice guitar. And I get to play some nice ones, I work part-time at a guitar store with a good acoustic section.

Most Appreciated Characteristic: (light) weight, liveliness, balance,punch, feeling of being spoilt by something that oozes quality. Looks - It's a strikingly good looking guitar. I love the very 50's looking body silhouette, and the retro pickguard and tuners. (work as great as they look btw, I put the same set of Gotoh's with round buttons on my vintage Capri)

Least Appreciated: still fighting the long scale a little bit. Red spruce top will take some time to "get there".

Favorite F-47 Story/Moment: so far, receiving it and opening the case after a long wait after ordering it.

Other observations/comments: The deluxe case is a nice case, but it sure is kitschy. It wouldn't look out of place in a 70's blaxploitation movie, you could easily wear a pink velvet suit and hat with an ostrich feather with it.
 

guildman63

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Walter, I have a 2009 F47M that I bought earlier this year, and I recently noticed something interesting. Its volume and projection were average when I first got it, but recently has become noticeably louder. Does this make sense, or am I just imagining things? I don't play much unplugged acoustic, so my ears are used to volume :listening_headphone
 

Tiki295

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How long have you owned the F-47: Since 2002
Year & specific model: 2001-2 F47CE, according to label. It's got maple back and sides, but is not designated as a MCE.
Purchased new or used: New
Price paid: Can't recall

Owners rate 1 (least appreciated) to 10 (most appreciated) in following categories with comments as desired:

Build quality 10
Looks 9
Projection 10
Bass: good
Mids: strong
Highs: round
Sustain: good
Playability/comfort: 10
Dependability: 10
Fingerstyle: Better than a dreadnaught
Flatpick: Good
Strum: Oh yeah, baby!

Condition (Mint/Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): Well-loved for the past 14 years

Favorite Strings (one selection only): GHS

Would you buy another if lost/sold: Yes

Overall Assessment: Guild makes the best J200 guitars ever!

Most Appreciated Characteristic: The sound and action
Least Appreciated: Case lock jammed, but I was able to get it open with a screwdriver. Latch now falls open
Favorite F-47 Story/Moment:

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