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I posted the pictures on the other group (12 str. guit.) and forgot to put them also here. Now I do.
As promised here are the pics of my Guild F-1512 GAD with the changings I made: Grover tuners, bone nut and compensated saddle, bone pins, tortoise pickguard and scalloped bridge wings. Now it seems less chinese!
And here's the whole story...
It's been a real bargain an it has a story too. It was bought by a friend of mine one year ago. It arrived (from Thomann, an on-line seller of musical instruments) with a scratch on some frets. It seemed like someone hit the fretboard with a file. My friend didn't wanted to send it back and asked me if I could dress the frets. I did and the work came out very nice. Then he asked me if I could change the nut and saddle with bone and add a KK Pure Mini pick-up. Done. He wanted to take away the cheap black pick-guard he didn't like and leave the sound-board "all wood". Done. Then he felt the guitar too big for him (he's a very good player but not a big bodied guy) so after a year asked me if I wanted to buy it, paying a little less than 900$ whenever I wanted... DONE! I didn't like the chunky bridge, so I did all the upgrades I described. It sounds like a grand-piano. The neck is a bit larger than my old Yamaha (that I'm gonna sell) but given that the overall instrument is a couple of steps better... it's not a big deal!
I bougth a Guild GAD 1512 from a friend who, after just a year, sold it. I'm working on the bridge to scallop the wings (the original shape is too thick) to make it more similar to the one on my Bluegrass Special D50 (much more elegant!). I did a new tortoise pickguard instead of the thin black one. Pictures will be here as soon as possible.
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
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