NGD 1996 JF65-12

milhous1978

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I bought this off of GC used last week.
Had it shipped to NH Guitar Center to avoid taxachusetts. Went and picked it up and it's a beauty. $2,150 w shipping.
They had it listed as "Good" but the condition is actually closer to Excellent.
Oh yeah this time I thoroughly checked the guitar before getting too excited. But this guitar is pretty much in like-new condition. Not sure why it didn't get played much since it's birth almost 30 years ago but it's not for lack of sound, tone or playability or whatever else might stop someone from playing a git.
Neck angle is perfect, saddle height is like new and zero belly. Also zero binding cracks. Action is spot on and maple flame on neck is all there.
This is yet another diamond in the rough picked out of GC used.
I also have that 1977 Guild F50 I've yet to post and I will do that once I get back to Florida sometime next week. I also made a demo of this Guild JF65-12 just to show some classic 12 string songs on it. Sorry if this was long winded ....

 

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Forgot to add pics!
 

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Thanks I'm very happy with this one. Probably a keeper for life I can't see parting with it
 

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That's a beauty, but it's much newer than a '96. My '96 had a much lower serial number. It was also about the loudest acoustic guitar I've ever played.

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Yours could have been one of the last to leave the Westerly plant, and it would probably be worth asking @hansmoust to clarify. It is past the last serials on Guild's often inaccurate dating chart.
 

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That's a beauty, but it's much newer than a '96. My '96 had a much lower serial number. It was also about the loudest acoustic guitar I've ever played.

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Yours could have been one of the last to leave the Westerly plant, and it would probably be worth asking @hansmoust to clarify. It is past the last serials on Guild's often inaccurate dating chart.
Hello Sandy,

The serial number on your '96 JF65-12 was a mistake; I believe I've already posted about that. The serial number of the original poster's JF65-12 is indeed from 1996.

Sincerely,

Hans Moust
www.guitarsgalore.nl
 

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Hello Sandy,

The serial number on your '96 JF65-12 was a mistake; I believe I've already posted about that. The serial number of the original poster's JF65-12 is indeed from 1996.

Sincerely,

Hans Moust
www.guitarsgalore.nl
Thanks Hans, you have a better memory than I do! Was my old guitar in fact a 1996, too?
 

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You can just look at the stamp on the neck block it will tell you exact date
 

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Looks like it had the same flame maple on the neck. It's truly stunning. My SJ-200 is nice but this one beats it outright
 

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HNGD! Well shoot, a jumbo, flamey 🔥 maple arch-back bodied 12 string from Guild :love:, doesn’t get much better than that. Congrats!, looks and sounds like a keeper.
 

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Must be a good time of the year to buy a JF65-12!! Got mine also last week. Serial number JF 650104, so made in 1988, I guess. Previous owner bought it used in 1995 at Guitar Center, Hollywood, and had a Martin Thinline 332 Pickup installed. Original case. Guitar is in good condition for its age. See Pics.

My third Guild 12, see sig. Love it. Awesome sound, as was to be expected.
 

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Thanks I'm very happy with this one. Probably a keeper for life I can't see parting with it

Congratulations! As you have aptly demonstrated in your excellent immersive experience of a video, above, these 12 strings can be so enjoyable to play. I encourage everyone who doesn’t have one to go get one. (There, how’s that for enablement of the day.)
 
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