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A 1991 Guild F45CE - made in Westerly, RI - at Wolfe Guitars in Jupiter, FL...
Asking $885 with hardshell case...
From Wolfe's website - "A fine example of this popular workhorse acoustic-electric USA made Guild (Westerly, RI built). She has yellowed nicely, has moderate to light fret wear, a few minor dings into the top, nicely setup and playing great, includes Guild logo black Tolex hardshell case- also in very fine condition. Active pre-amp works fine. This is a good one, and its gig ready."
Merry Christmas, everybody!
Ok, I'll post this here... I would say something about the strings I'm using now and have some opinions, just if any of you guys and galls have ever tryed them. I've always used D'Addario Ph.Br. 13/56 (anyway... in the past 15 years). Recently I wantet to re-try 12/53 because I'm a little scared about top bulging (I know that no flat top guitar is really flat... but... lesser stress... lesser bulging!). I found the D'Addario EFT16 semi-flat Ph.Br. Well... my Guild D50 Bluegrass Special gained in sound quality as well as my Suzuki SDG40! The sound is warmer an mellow, without the typical buzzing in changing chords and sliding with my fingers. The only regret is the prize... almost doubled! Luckily I'm not a sweater hands, so they last long enough without breaking my wallet. Anybody knows/use these strings? Impressions? Thanks.
Hi all. New to the group. I'm GASSIN for a F30rce, even though its a little over budget. But I see they don't make this model in the US anymore. You can get the F130rce, which is the new GAD model. Anyone know why they discontinued it? Anyone have one?
I have a 1980 D-46 and a '63 M-20 -- a dreadnought and a parlor, built here in the US. Due to health issues I can only play small guitars now, and my other is a Martin VS-18 in perfect shape. The M-20 is all banged up and such, but it's my go-to guitar. Had a GAD 12-string and I didn't sell it because of sound -- it sounds great. But whadda I know?! I'm but a wee lad among adults ;-)
2011 F-47 RC with DTAR - 4.6 lbs.
1972 Gibson J-40 - 4.2 lbs.
2003 Gibson J-200 - 4.8 lbs.
2001 Gibson Hummingbird - 4.8 lbs.
Do the Guild guitars from New Hartford weigh as much as the old Westerly RI Guild guitars? I saw someone saying they were very light. I had just recently read about why they needed to be so heavy was to make the sides heavy and stiff, so that only the top projects the sound, which also explains why my Westerly Guilds have rounded backs, to make them project better
The Guilds coming out of New Hartford are exceptional. I just took possession of #3 and #4 last week. My 2013 Guild D-55 is hands-down the best acoustic guitar I've played. Folks from the Let's Talk Guild site who have a lot more experience with older Guilds than I do also love them. I hope Cordoba maintains (or builds on) the quality of the brand.
Interesting to know that my first guitar, bought for me by my teacher, the great Buddy Merrill, was a Guild offshoot. Didn't know at the time Orpheum was a Guild product, but I was only 15 in '65. The rest of my Guilds were Hoboken born and eventually I bumped up (?) to the old Gibsons and Martins I now attach myself to. It's sad to see any transformation out of true craftsmanship for the sake of affordability, but it's in keeping with the principles of what's going on these days in America.My advice, if you have the do-re-mi, is to buy those old Hoboken Guilds and stash 'em. I feel lucky to have had my share. The new versions will never sound as good.
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