What is the general consensus on a 1983 Guild D-70 NT

HoofnHorn

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I haven't been able to find much information on the D-70 other than they didn't make very many.
 

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First of all - welcome to a great forum made great by it's members and forum leaders. Others will be along to give you a personal take on the D70. I have heard nothing but praise on the Guilds with a "7" as the first number of a model.
Sure is a beautiful guitar and don't hesitate to post pictures of all angles of your D70. We love lots of pictures.
 

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Thanks for your take and I will post more pictures. This is my first time on any forum, I really like the format and looking forward to learning more and making friends.

By the way is that a list of your guitars?
 

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Thanks for your take and I will post more pictures. This is my first time on any forum, I really like the format and looking forward to learning more and making friends.

By the way is that a list of your guitars?
Great forum and great folks here.
You must be from Texas?
 

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Welcome to LTG!
According to SN charts, there were about 280 D-70s made between 1981 and 1985. For a few years, I have been keeping a spreadsheet that includes D-70s that are owned on LTG or have shown up for sale. The highest SN in my list ends with 282, and I have a date for it listed as 1986 (tho' I don't recall if that was just concluded from its SN being higher than the last listed for 1985, or if it came from a neckblock or other date stamped inside). If you don't mind, I'd love to have you PM your SN to update my list (if I don't already have it).

I have an '82 D-70 NT, w/o the carved heel... along with three DV-7X models from the mid-90s. I have previously owned a '76 D-50 and a '92 D-55. Based on my recollections of how my D-50 compared with my D-55 and the three DV-7Xs I currently own, I would say that my D-70 is most similar in tone to my '76 D-50... a bit brighter and brasher than my Guild rosewood dreads built in the '90s. My DV-7Xs (and my D-55, which I sold after acquiring my second DV-7X) all are/were a bit warmer sounding. My D-70 works well for many of the "cowboy" tunes I play (in "cowboy chords," of course!). I did have to readjust a bit to its 1-11/16" nut width and closer string spacing... my DV-7Xs are all nearer to 1-3/4" nuts.
 

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Thanks for your take and I will post more pictures. This is my first time on any forum, I really like the format and looking forward to learning more and making friends.

By the way is that a list of your guitars?
I have the DV72 and DV73 - nothing but good to say about each.
Great pictures you added.
 

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The "cloud" inlays on the fretboard are reminiscent of the cloud inlays on the Epiphone Deluxe archtop, a very fine guitar made famous in the 30's and 40's with jazz bands. Obviously, the early employment of Epiphone luthiers who left the company after a labor dispute and their migration to Guild's startup in New York, then Hoboken in the early 1950's translation later into these inlays on your D-70. So sweet. Nothing like a Guild high class RW dred. They made so many nice models with this tone wood combo and artisanry.
 

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Very pretty D-70 you have there, HoofnHorn! How long have you had yours?

Welcome to LTG!
 

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Welcome to LTG!
According to SN charts, there were about 280 D-70s made between 1981 and 1985. For a few years, I have been keeping a spreadsheet that includes D-70s that are owned on LTG or have shown up for sale. The highest SN in my list ends with 282, and I have a date for it listed as 1986 (tho' I don't recall if that was just concluded from its SN being higher than the last listed for 1985, or if it came from a neckblock or other date stamped inside). If you don't mind, I'd love to have you PM your SN to update my list (if I don't already have it).

I have an '82 D-70 NT, w/o the carved heel... along with three DV-7X models from the mid-90s. I have previously owned a '76 D-50 and a '92 D-55. Based on my recollections of how my D-50 compared with my D-55 and the three DV-7Xs I currently own, I would say that my D-70 is most similar in tone to my '76 D-50... a bit brighter and brasher than my Guild rosewood dreads built in the '90s. My DV-7Xs (and my D-55, which I sold after acquiring my second DV-7X) all are/were a bit warmer sounding. My D-70 works well for many of the "cowboy" tunes I play (in "cowboy chords," of course!). I did have to readjust a bit to its 1-11/16" nut width and closer string spacing... my DV-7Xs are all nearer to 1-3/4" nuts.
I'm attaching a picture of the label inside the body of the guitar. if you have trouble reading the SN is EF100218. Also I uploaded The Certificate of Authenticity to my original post. Thank you for taking the time to share info.
 

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The "cloud" inlays on the fretboard are reminiscent of the cloud inlays on the Epiphone Deluxe archtop, a very fine guitar made famous in the 30's and 40's with jazz bands. Obviously, the early employment of Epiphone luthiers who left the company after a labor dispute and their migration to Guild's startup in New York, then Hoboken in the early 1950's translation later into these inlays on your D-70. So sweet. Nothing like a Guild high class RW dred. They made so many nice models with this tone wood combo and artisanry.
Enjoyed reading your post. I got a sense of your passion for Guild Quality and workmanship.
 

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Welcome HoofnHorn! That is mighty fine looking D70 you have there. Very few of those around. Glad to have you on board.
 

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This guitar came into my life two months ago. Thank you for the welcome, Great Folks Here!

 

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I've owneed two D 70's and one DK 70 (Peacock-all Koa) All were seriously nice guitars. They all moved on to other owners now but I wish I'd held onto one of them at least. Oh well.
 

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Welcome HoofnHorn! That is mighty fine looking D70 you have there. Very few of those around. Glad to have you on board.
Thank you for your compliment and warm welcome
 

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Thnx for the SN photo... I did already have your in my spreadsheet from the Reverb ad earlier this year. Nice to know it ended up with someone here... Enjoy it in good health!
 
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