So what’s the word on the New Hartford/Tacoma D-55’s?

Rambozo96

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There’s one at a pawnshop near me and they’re asking $1599. I’m not much for super blingy guitars but I can’t help but feel it calls my name from behind its glass display case. At the time of this post my experience with Guilds is largely with Westerly era stuff. I wanna say it’s a New Hartford make but I can’t tell so I’m gonna ask if the Tacoma D-55 is any good as well, I may call them to see if they won’t tell me which is it. It’s a gorgeous sunburst model too! Do they differ in sound from a Westerly?
 

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Tacoma or New Hartford - you can't go wrong with either time period. I think there are a lot similarities among instruments from both eras. My two Tacoma-build instruments are wonderful.

Some recent talk about Tacoma:

 

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From my observation, many here on LTG think highly of the Tacoma built Guilds and the D55 is no exception. You cannot go wrong with either. And very good price.
 

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Where is this guitar at, may I ask, in a drawl.

Ralph
 

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IMO that's a very fine price, assuming the guitar is in good condition.

Also IMO, the D-55's from Tacoma & New Hartford sound more alike (piano-like & chimey) than examples from Westerly (deeper tone).
 
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