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Comment by Jan Borgstroem on April 29, 2011 at 11:07am
Anyway it comes very close to what I was told : the first owner had it for abeut 3 years, and the man I bougth it from owned for abeut a year. I think the first owner live in USA. It has the smell of Cinomen inside. Last year I went to the east coast (NY Nazareth Washington) and learned  that you like this sense. In Denmark, where I live its more flower senses like lavender we prefer in lockers and cabinets
Comment by Alan Land on April 29, 2011 at 10:57am
Jan's correct, almost. There are 7 digits in the SN, not 6, so that is a later model SN, actually 2007, I think.
Comment by Jan Borgstroem on April 29, 2011 at 10:51am
As I read it, it would have been late year 2006
Comment by Jan Borgstroem on April 29, 2011 at 9:36am
Alan; Thank you very much, I will save the link
Comment by Alan Land on April 29, 2011 at 9:27am


According to this site, it's a 1917 vintage, if I am reading it correctly.

Comment by Jan Borgstroem on April 29, 2011 at 9:06am
I just traded my 00015 and a little money for a D 18 in mint condition
I would like to know how old it is,- the serial number is D18 - 1259051
The soundboard has a very beatifull "tan" compared to my other guitars, so maybe it`s a litte older than I was told ?
Does anyboby know
Comment by Bernie on April 29, 2011 at 7:14am
Jonathan since the weather is getting nicer will we see you at the Chili jam? It is the first Wens of next month
Comment by Jonathan Gates on April 29, 2011 at 7:09am
great looking guitar. proceedure definitely not for the faint of heart
Comment by Edward Sparks on April 29, 2011 at 6:46am

I was at Raymond Guitars yesterday and watched as he steamed the neck joint on my 1980 Martin D-28-12 in prep for a neck re-set and re-fret.  Cool pics, well not cool the steam was hot!!!   It was really unnerving to see that neck joint steam and then the neck just slide off!  Not for amateurs!!!  Edward

Comment by Jonathan Gates on April 13, 2011 at 10:28pm
My current signature piece is Amazing Grace. I drop the low E down to D, throw in what I believe are minor 7th chords (I cannot read music) and play in a most unorthodox rhythm which I loathe to think is jazzy. Hm?  I will have to find a way to post it. I also play The Cat Came Back but I do not recall who I learned it from. Doc Watson? Hamilton Camp? Bob Gibson? And Black Mountain Blues a la Dave Van Ronk ca. 1964. Wear Your Love Like Heaven by Donovan was my former signature piece along with some songs a la Richie Havens, my all time Main Man. Imagine him doing Amazing Grace. In fact I was pipe dreaming about buying a Guild Havens Signature Edition yesterday. It has been decades since I performed and I have forgotten my repertoire much less how to play it. Thank you for asking. I hope this isn't too much info.

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