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Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"Never saw one like that before. Maybe a custom order. Interesting that the build sheet stops at final sanding and never indicates when it was finished. I'm thinking it was a one off finish by an employee. Is there a "2" stamped on the…"
May 14, 2013
Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"Hi Alec, Welcome to the group. If you post a photo of your guitar, I'm sure you'll get comments from some of the other guys. Rough estimate based on your description would be one made in the late Sixties. You're right about the…"
Feb 26, 2013
Bill Lawlor replied to Midwest Ace's discussion High Serial Grammer G-10 Guitar S# 78## in the group The Grammer Guitar Society
"I think you're pretty much on target identifing this as a post-Ampeg guitar made toward the end of the production run. That's the highest serial number I've seen. My concerns with these later guitars is that the quality of…"
Nov 20, 2012
Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"You pretty much nailed it Dan. I think Don's guitar is from the last couple of years of Ampeg production. I basically divide Grammers into four groups.  First, obviously, are the RG&G labled guitars. Next come…"
Sep 9, 2012
Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"Hi Gary, Just tossing my two cents in, but you really should get more than $1,000 for your guitar. I bought one at Gruhn's that was sold "as-is" for $750. It needed a neck reset, refret, bridge & headstock reglue and top crack…"
Sep 6, 2012
Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"She did a great job on that cake.  Happy Birthday, Dan !"
Sep 5, 2012
Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"Nicely done, Dan.  That's a great add to your collection.  I've haven't been keeping up with the Grammer market for a few weeks.  Was it a local find or on ebay? I've been looking for and finally found a 1965…"
Jul 28, 2012
Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"Hi Dan, I never did go check out the G58R up here. I sort of hate to buy guitars locally because of the high sales tax in Cook County. Also, after picking up those two RG&G guitars at Gruhn's this year, the Ampeg ones don't really…"
Jun 11, 2012
Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"About the same, which surprises me. I thought the Brazilian one up here was priced that low because of the repaired top. I would think any quality Grammer should be in the $1800-$2500 range. You going to check it out?"
May 13, 2012
Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"As I understand it, towards the end of the Ampeg era, the G58 was their most expensive offering - a Brazilian Rosewood dread with fancy rope binding around the entire body and soundhole. I'm thinking it was their attempt to compete with the…"
May 11, 2012
Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"Hi Dan, I'd be curious to know what you (or anyone else who has actually played one)  think of the Haggard model. I've always heard that it wasn't one of their better efforts soundwise. There's a place up by me selling a…"
May 10, 2012
Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"Hi Dan,   Sorry I haven't signed on for awhile.  It's a nice thought to get together. I try to get down to Nashville a few times each year to hear some music and hunt guitars. The next time I'm headed that way I'll…"
Apr 20, 2012
Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"Nice job, Dan.  The guitar sounds really has a great sound. By the way, don't sell yourself short as a singer.  Bill"
Feb 4, 2012
Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"Dan,  I had seen a photo of Bobby Helms with a double pickguard and thought it really looked great. When I spotted one, I had to grab it.  I lucked into Ferlin's Husky's Grammer on ebay about a year before he passed. It was one…"
Feb 2, 2012
Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"That's interesting because my maple RG&G also has a 2 stamped on the block. Makes me wonder what they hid under the second pickguard."
Feb 2, 2012
Bill Lawlor commented on GregsGuitars's group The Grammer Guitar Society
"Hi,  Thanks for the comments on my guitars. Nice to find some folks who also appreciate Grammers. Up here around Chicago, I usually get blank stares whenever I mention the name. Dan, your dark sunburst is one of the…"
Feb 1, 2012

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Gibson, Martin, Grammer & Alvarez Acoustics.
Fender & Gibson Electrics
What type of music do you like to play?
traditional country, Americana
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 4:03pm on January 30, 2012, Dan Randolph said…

Bill,

I would love to see your Grammers.  How did you end up with four?  I see you are from Illinois, did you know Billy Grammer?

Hope to hear from you soon.

Dan

 
 
 

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