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Comment by Edward Sparks on September 11, 2011 at 6:09pm


If you go to the Guild Guitars website there is a place you can l;ook up serial numbers to find out age of your guitar.  There is also a Guild book out with lots of great info and history!  



Guild site:


Date your Guild here:


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Comment by John Bingham on September 11, 2011 at 4:35pm
I just bought a used Madeira A-12 by Guild seriel number 76060489, Can anyone help me find out more about this intruments age, quality and value?
Comment by Edward Sparks on September 10, 2011 at 1:43pm
Hi Ginger, I thought you'd like that!  Edward
Comment by Ginger on September 9, 2011 at 10:05am

OMG, thanks Ed! That's the same 12 string Framus that George Harrison used to play all the time very early Beatles. It is from the Framus Western series like mine. He also used to play a Hagstrom that on video. ~*grin*~    Ground Control to Major Tom....

Comment by Christopher Cozad on September 9, 2011 at 9:40am
What a guy, good for him! Saw your post on the Gibson form, and found your video on YouTube (PJ's and all!). The guitar sounds super! Great job, keep practicing (especially on the 12 string - it builds strength in your hand and makes playing the 6 string feel like butter).  ;~}
Comment by TheValleyGirl on September 9, 2011 at 9:26am
Good Morning 12-Stringers!  My husband MADE me purchase a 2010 12-string Gibson Hummingbird a few months ago.  It is awesome!  I love the sound, I'm still working on Barre Chords, I've only been playing a year.  The guitar came from Custom House. 
Comment by Edward Sparks on September 2, 2011 at 9:13am

Hey Ginger...saw this Framus ad and thought of that a 12 sting bowie is playing in the background?!?!?

Comment by Ed Mehollin on August 25, 2011 at 6:30pm
It is great (and rare) when a job is easier than you expect. That't why I never do plumbing jobs at the house.
Comment by Jay P. on August 23, 2011 at 6:51pm

Saddle problem fixed without drama, sorry guys. I decided to grab the saddle with a pair of vice grips and give it one last tug before I got to serious, it popped right out. The glue was along both sides of the saddle, in just a couple of spots. The glue did not have much shear strength; oh, and the bridge stayed put, thank God.


Jay P. 

Comment by Edward Sparks on August 19, 2011 at 4:27am
I have one son who plays guitar and bass, the other plays cello and bass, and my daughter gave me a grand daughter...if she plays piano or flute we will make that work!

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