Three Guild Archtops

Rich Cohen

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Here ya go Jaguar. My three Guild archtops: on the left, the 2004 X-700 Benedetto, in the middle the 1963 A-500, and on the right, the 2001 Artist Award Benedetto. I put Thomastik Infelds on the X-700 and Artist Award yesterday, and had a hard time trying to stop playing them.
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GGJaguar

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Wow! Just wow! Stunning guitars in a beautiful garden setting. Archtops, to me, aren't just musical instruments. They are pieces of art. I literally put an archtop on a stand and just stare at it for its beauty. And you've got a helluva art collection. Thanks for sharing (so I can stare while you gloat)!! :)
 

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Geez Louise! Having all three masterpieces to compare at the same time is extraordinary. Rich, how would you summarize the differences in sound between these beauties? Do you have a favorite or is that just a really stupid question?
 

Rich Cohen

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Geez Louise! Having all three masterpieces to compare at the same time is extraordinary. Rich, how would you summarize the differences in sound between these beauties? Do you have a favorite or is that just a really stupid question?
Right now it’s the AA. But tomorrow......
 

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Great photos, Rich!! I like them better than garden Gnomes!! Beautiful collection!! :love:
 

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Wow! Great photos, great guitars, great garden! Not sure how you find time to garden with those guitars within easy reach!

walrus
 

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Rich:
Bet your hands and fingers are cleaner when you play any of those than they are when you clean them from trip to grocery store.
Really beautiful!!!!
 

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Do blondes have more fun???
Wow, that is a fine set of Guilds.
 

Rich Cohen

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Wow! Great photos, great guitars, great garden! Not sure how you find time to garden with those guitars within easy reach!

walrus
Walrus, that's easy. When the wife says stop playing the guitar and start playing in the garden! :p
 

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Man oh man, you know how to have a garden party! Stunning.
 

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All you need to remember is

You’re right.
I’m wrong.
I’m sorry.

And then go off and do whatever you were gonna do anyway.
Mike, are you self taught, or, do you have an persuasive mentor? :unsure:
 

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Rich, I am self taught, and according to my wife a very slow learner.
 

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Fantastic guitars. I really like the close up photos of the pickups where you get to see some of the finer details. The binding on the AA and the A-500 is amazing.
 

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Beautiful Trio Rich!

Thanks for the giving us a look....
Not easy to do, but can you possibly put into words how the acoustic voices of the A-500 and the AA Benedetto compare?
 

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Beautiful Trio Rich!

Thanks for the giving us a look....
Not easy to do, but can you possibly put into words how the acoustic voices of the A-500 and the AA Benedetto compare?
Yes, how do they sound unplugged?

walrus
 
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