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  1. I'm not so sure on that... At one time, I owned...

    I'm not so sure on that... At one time, I owned an arched back G-37 (maple B/S) and arched back D-25M (mahogany B/S), both built a few months apart in 1974. They sounded VERY different... more so...
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    Sounds like it might just be a dulling of the...

    Sounds like it might just be a dulling of the finish where it has been in contact over the years with the players body/arm? You might hold off on the turtle wax for a bit (I know a number of LTGers...
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    The SN dates it to 1973, but during that period,...

    The SN dates it to 1973, but during that period, SNs were NOT coded to specific models. So, the only person who MIGHT be able to help you out is Hans...

    Go take a look at it. Wear your wellies......
  4. Hey Richard... I'd be happy to help you out!...

    Hey Richard... I'd be happy to help you out! There's a couple of dreads you have that I wouldn't mind trying out... too long a drive or I'd consider coming for a visit!
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    I have given Hans complete serial numbers for...

    I have given Hans complete serial numbers for several of my Guilds for his database. I trust him completely.
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    Welcome to LTG! The only one of your questions...

    Welcome to LTG!

    The only one of your questions I can answer with some degree of certainty... my (now departed) '76 D-50NT came with a black pick guard.

    I also doubt that a metal-rimmed ABS case...
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    First, welcome to LTG! The first person I...

    First, welcome to LTG!

    The first person I would contact would be LTG member Hans Moust. Hans wrote "The Guild Guitar Book," (literally), and had many contacts with the Guild employees during the...
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    Good judgment comes from experience. Experience...

    Good judgment comes from experience.
    Experience comes from bad judgment.
  9. Thread: Server Move

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    Thanks GAD, and also thanks to all the other...

    Thanks GAD, and also thanks to all the other moderators for all you do!

    I got the certificate error, as well...

    I am getting a "broken image link" icon in the upper left corner of the banner......
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    https://pbase.com/gard/image/162179831.jpg

    https://pbase.com/gard/image/162179831.jpg
  11. Thread: NGD

    by GardMan
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    Don't know that there are any differences, other...

    Don't know that there are any differences, other than the dates the models were made... late 80's vs mid-90s.

    Enjoy!
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!
  13. Thread: Guild Sighting

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    Early F-212XL before it got the Chesterfield...

    Early F-212XL before it got the Chesterfield inlay? (looks too big to be a 212 or 312)
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    IIRC, there was a period in the late 50s when...

    IIRC, there was a period in the late 50s when some SNs from earlier were mistakenly re-used. Wonder if that is the case here...
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    I never saw the name designation on the labels of...

    I never saw the name designation on the labels of any of my '70s dreads, which included a '71 D-44 (Bluegrass Jubilee) and '72 D-35 (Bluegrass).
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    In the early days of Guild (lets say, pre-1977),...

    In the early days of Guild (lets say, pre-1977), many models were introduced in catalogs with model numbers and "names," like Navarre (F-50), Valencia (F-40), Bluegrass (F-47, D-25, and D-35),...
  17. I still recommend taking it to a good...

    I still recommend taking it to a good luthier/tech. You should not be able to pop the neck in and out of its joint...
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    Can't put my finger in it, but seems to me I saw...

    Can't put my finger in it, but seems to me I saw a pic of a 70s era truss rod and it was just a steel rod in a channel (were the aluminum-enclosed trusses available in the 70s?)... and I think I also...
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    Did your friend say it had an arched maple back?...

    Did your friend say it had an arched maple back? IIRC, there also was a rosewood B/S (and maybe even flat maple B/S) D-60 models, as the numbering system got changed around during/after the Gruhn...
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    I think the white "rim" around the bridge is...

    I think the white "rim" around the bridge is buildup of old polish. I might try using a moist Q-tip to see if some of it would clean off a bit. Perhaps some glue had been used to fill the gap between...
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    Thanks, Hans! I'm curious how far apart the SNs...

    Thanks, Hans! I'm curious how far apart the SNs for these two guitars were? I assume close enough that they are in the same "batch?" (tho' I suppose that once the backs are cut, they might hang...
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    Mostly laptop. Tablet (2nd hand Kindle fire) or...

    Mostly laptop. Tablet (2nd hand Kindle fire) or android phone when traveling. I find the "mobile device" site very confining...
  23. "Buegrass Jubilee" was the model "name"...

    "Buegrass Jubilee" was the model "name" associated with the D-40 when it was introduced in 1963. A cutaway version of the D-40, the D-40C was introduced in 1975. I don't know that the Westerly-built...
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    Good to hear from you! Welcome back!

    Good to hear from you! Welcome back!
  25. Sitka spruce top with "straight" braces (meaning...

    Sitka spruce top with "straight" braces (meaning not scalloped or shaved). Adirondack spruce wasn't really used by Guild until the Tacoma factory. Indian rosewood back and sides. Unbound ebony fret...
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