Have I been duped? D25M/D25 1974/1979?

GAD

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The only reason the serial number on the back of the headstock is white-ish is because someone used polish heavily and it got down in the letters and numbers and then didn't buff out. I'd just use a soft brush or soft toothbrush and get that stuff out. It's just old polish, is all. Welcome to LTG!! Nice D25!!

Yup. Or they waxed it. I knew a guy who waxed all his guitars. And his bicycles.
 

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The only reason the serial number on the back of the headstock is white-ish is because someone used polish heavily and it got down in the letters and numbers and then didn't buff out. I'd just use a soft brush or soft toothbrush and get that stuff out. It's just old polish, is all. Welcome to LTG!! Nice D25!!
With due resect my friend think a toothbrush or anything with plastic bristles, "soft" or not, will scratch NCL to some degree.

Have you had your coffee yet? :D

Suggest instead Q-tips for this tack, Cotton ends. Can't scratch the lacquer.

Use some Virtuoso or good ol' naptha to wipe the wax build-up out of the stamp recesses. ;)
 

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If you all ever seen a movie called the World's Fastest Indian, with Anthony Hopkins, it is fantastic!
He would peel the rubber down on his Indian motorcycle. It's based on true story and him setting the time record on the Slat flats. Really fantastic movie.
 

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Welcome to LTG, and to your D25. When I bought mine I was told it was a 76, but the serial number, DA100641 dates to 79. The label was missing and the neck block is stamped D25. There is no date stamped on the corner of the neck block like there is on my 82 F50. Guitar looks identical to yours. I hope yours plays and sounds as good as mine, you will love it, enjoy! Tom
 

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79 was the peak. all things equal, u came out on top of that deal. honest mistake for sure. does it have the Guild hard case from 79?
 

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Reminder: While I certainly want to know what I have, I always go back to my rule 1 for guitar buying, play guitar, like guitar, buy guitar. By sticking to this simple formula, it is a pretty minor point if a guitar becomes four years different than I thought of when I bought it. Yes, there is a monetary jump in a Brazilian vs Indian rosewood D 28. but if my 66 turned out to be a 65, no big deal. And in actuality, there have been Brazilian D 28s I wouldn't pay Indian prices for.

I did buy my D 35 Custom from a trusted source, and after three months I noticed some linen glued onto the inner lower bout. Took my guitar out into the sun and located two possible places a two inch crack might have been. I can't be certain. It has no bearing on sound, playability or aesthetics. It is a unique instrument because of how it was ordered. I played it, liked it, and bought it. If I like one guitar over another, I'd pay no attention to what general consensus might be more desirable. When it comes to D 25s, they have all struck me as guitars I'd have on a short list of worry free gigable guitars. I thought my D 35 was a Hoboken before I was hip to Guild using the stickers in Westerly. Matters not, I like the guitar.
 
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