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Comment by Christopher Cozad on September 8, 2011 at 12:46pm
Great, Ted! Look forward to seeing the photos. Praying you return to health and get us some awesome recordings of these guitars!  ;~}
Comment by Antonio Cotichini on September 8, 2011 at 11:38am
Ted...take care of yourself... we like your knowledge and passion.
Comment by Ted Hechtman on September 8, 2011 at 10:50am
So....speaking about Madeira. I just scored an A-30R Madeira! This one has the screw adjustable bridge so it's early. Doesn't even have a serial nuimber. That line is blank. It is gawgeous. Just put Blue Steel 11's on it. My heart skipped a beat. These are splendid guitars for the money. Pictures soon. Also..sorry I've been so absent but medical conditions are just wearing me out. I can't decide whether the cure is worse than than the cause.
Comment by Christopher Cozad on August 10, 2011 at 1:47pm

So far, a fellow from Southern Germany commented:

What I found in the book "Guitar stories, Volume Two, by Michael Wright": "In 1989 Guild was purchased by the Faas Corporation of New Berlin, Wisconsin, later called U.S.Musical Corporation...the new owners...did revive the Madeira name in about 1990 or so with a series of imported electric and acoustic guitars....These had the old Chesterfield inlay..." 
So maybe that's how it looked on the 90ies Madeiras? Most pictures of Guild Madeiras are more from the 70ies and I believe the 70ies Madeira's by Guild were from Japan wheras the 90ies were from Korea. Again, I only say what I found on the internet, I have no experience with Madeira's.
Comment by Ted Hechtman on August 10, 2011 at 1:27pm
I think it's a rip off but you have to ask yourself (I asked myself)...why? What's the commercial point. Most people these days or even in those days didn't know the name Madeira. Guild had enough problems maintaining its own identity in a world of Martins and Gibsons. So...why would you "knock off" a Madeira and use a Guild pickguard and the Chesterfield logo? If you search around looking for another one you don't find it. It doesn't sound bad. Nice size but I still don't get it. Again....Help and thanks Edward.
Comment by Edward Sparks on August 10, 2011 at 1:21pm
This is very interesting!!!  It will be interesting what the Talk Guild group say!  Edward
Comment by Christopher Cozad on August 9, 2011 at 8:17pm

Ted, I took the liberty of posting your images to the Let's Talk Guild site as a follow-up to the thread you started there, in the hopes that someone there might have some insight.



Comment by Ted Hechtman on August 9, 2011 at 7:44pm
Oh...did you notice the Guild-ean pickguard?
Comment by Ted Hechtman on August 9, 2011 at 7:44pm

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veryone. Where have I been you ask? Did you ask? Well downsized, resized and income reduced and I have been working my little rear off to keep house and home together. What fun!!!! But...enough about me. You all all right? I have a favor. I picked this guitar you see, It says Madeira on the Headstock. The typeface is correct BUT it has the Chesterfield logo also, It says Madeira inside but the label is the wrong label and it says nothing about Guild! Help! I figure this is a lawsuit guitar that nobody ever sued anyone about but I defer to you learned people. HELP!!! logo also, It says Madeira inside but the label is the wrong label and it says nothing about Guild! Help!

Comment by Ted Hechtman on July 29, 2011 at 12:59pm
Magnificent Christopher!

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