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Acoustic Pickers replied to Jan Borgstroem's discussion Guild GAD in the group Guild Owners
"Nope, but on the other end of the spectrum here's my write-up on my recently acquired GAD JF-48 jumbo:"
Mar 6, 2013
Ted James Popp replied to Jan Borgstroem's discussion Guild GAD in the group Guild Owners
"Anybody have or have played a GAD M-120. It is the reissue (Chinese that is) of the first guitar I bought for myself, used from a friend in'67 or '68. Wish I had not traded it away. For pure nostalgia I am thinking of getting one. "
Mar 6, 2013
Peter Anthony Aguanno replied to Jan Borgstroem's discussion Tacoma DM10
"I recently played a 1998 Tacoma JK50CE2 guitar. I was surprised at how good it sounded. I had the money in my pocket when my good friend decided to keep the guitar. I was impressed with its tone and volume and am looking for another. Does anyone…"
Nov 14, 2012
kevin replied to Jan Borgstroem's discussion Guild GAD in the group Guild Owners
"i had 2 GADs a couple years ago:  GAD 30 & GAD F212.  i still regret having had to sell them but economic need forced me to (had to pay rent).  they were very well built, comfortable to play & sounded great. even tho later i…"
Oct 31, 2012
Kate Bowers replied to Jan Borgstroem's discussion Guild GAD in the group Guild Owners
"I have a 5 month old GAD D125 -- solid mahogany -- it's beautiful and puts other guitars in it's price range to shame. In fact, it beats out many more expensive guitars. I had the action lowered and souped it up with brass pins and light…"
Oct 3, 2012
Acoustic Pickers replied to Jan Borgstroem's discussion Guild GAD in the group Guild Owners
"Here's my post on the GAD-25: It's a great guitar for the price."
Sep 28, 2012
Martin replied to Jan Borgstroem's discussion 12 string Framus in the group Framus Guitar
"Hi Brian Welcome, I have some catalogue pics on my page I'm sure that guitar is among them with some detail incuded.   Martin"
Jul 24, 2011
Brian Roger replied to Jan Borgstroem's discussion 12 string Framus in the group Framus Guitar
"Hello everyone- new member here! From what I gather, our guitars depending on the model and year are very desireable. I am trying to narrow in on the value of my 12 string Hootenanny 5/024 serial #219.  Yes, I said  s/n 219.…"
Jul 19, 2011

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20-30 years
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Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Mandolin
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Martin D16RGT LR.Baggs Active elements,- Martin 00015/LR.Baggs Ibeam active- Martin DX12/LR.Baggs M1 active, Taylor 110e
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Advice for staying in or around Nazareth PA

My family and I are going to visit the state of Pennsylvania this summer.

We live in the kingdom of Denmark in Scandianavia (ruled by a Queen since 1971)

We bring 2 teenagers

Off course I want to see the Martin factory, and my mrs. is very interested in patchwork.

It would bee nice, if you had an idea off something that could be at interest to the teenagers

We have booked B&B in Intercourse in juli on the 9-10-11-12 and 13th, but we… Continue

Posted on January 10, 2010 at 12:20pm — 2 Comments

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At 4:08pm on April 18, 2009, mark haselock said…
hello jan thank you for your comment .Yes the k yairi guitar is a nice guitar and sounds good im having fun doing my own stuff but it takes time .Sometimes i have an idea but i can not play it i know this is down to practice and will carry on building the tune.
Once again thanks for your comment and time.
At 2:19pm on February 9, 2009, Dennis Malenfant said…

There are two versions of that pickup. The stereo version, which splits the two signals into, well, two signals, and the mono version, which is what I have. That is around the price I quoted, about $280 to $300.

Then again, everything musical is a bit more out there, than in the US.

At 9:34am on February 9, 2009, Dennis Malenfant said…
Hello again Dennis. I just had to hear your melody again. Is it recorded with the soundhole pu on the guitar? I´m in the marked for a new soundhole pu. can you recoment a brand?

There is a pickup on there, which is a Fishman Rare Earth Blend. It has a gooseneck microphone combined with a magnetic (humbucking ) pickup. Goes for about $270 - $300. It has the best and most useful sound that I have experienced. I don't really like the under saddle transducers; they sound too quacky for my needs. The Fishman Rare Earth Blend does it for me.

HOWEVER, that is not what you are hearing on this video! I recorded it with a canon digital camera, with a mirror behind the camera, so I could see what the camera sees. The sound is straight from the guitar, and is picked up by the little condenser mic in the camera. Neat, huh?
At 11:12pm on February 8, 2009, Dennis Malenfant said…
Thank you, I liked it a lot. I´m 12 string fan. Your Guild sounds wonderfull


Thank you for your comments. I am playing a 1970 Guild F-212. This guitar left the factory the same month I turned 18 (March 1970).
Actually, it is not a 12-string anymore. If you look close at the video, you will see the difference. I converted it to a 10-string. The first 4 strings are unison, and I took off the high octave strings from the bottom A and E strings. 10 strings!
Didn't like the jangly twangy 12-string sound that much, so I did some research. Some blues guy, maybe Leadbelly had his 12-string strung this way, and I like it. I tune the first 4 strings slightly out of tune with each other, and they create a "chorusing' sound. Really fills up the sound. Makes it louder and richer than it really is.
At 1:57pm on February 3, 2009, Ed Rhoades said…
Hi Jan. I haven't played any other solid top Sigmas, but my DR41 is one of my favorite guitars. Somedays, I like it more than my old D18.
Your English is fine. I have had a number of correspondences and even visits from friends from Scandinavia...because of my research for a comic strip character
At 8:29pm on February 2, 2009, Ed Rhoades said…
Hi Jan. Sorry, I haven't made a sound sample. I have been spending my time recording, but I've been using my Sigma DR41. I'm really torn which guitar to take to Maxfest...a gathering of Martin fans Feb 28. I just put new strings on my D16RGT and it's a little more brassy than I like. Next time, I will go back to using Elixir customs. I really want the action a bit lower, but it's not bad and the sound is bright and loud enough.
At 4:19pm on January 28, 2009, Mike Thompson said…
Hi, Jan!

Yes, I love my guitar, too, but I don't play as much as I'd like. Work and life get in the way, unfortunately, but I'm really trying to make more time to practice.

Thx for writing!

At 2:22pm on January 28, 2009, Ed Rhoades said…
I went through some changes with it. The high E string was just a tiny bit too close to the edge and Lon at the factory built me a new nut for it while I toured the factory. Now it has a bone nut. I also put a tusq saddle and polished bufallo bone bridge pins and I buffed the back and sides. I also had a Fishman Gold + pick up installed.
As a result you can see the beauty of the rosewood.

After the pick up, it just didn't sound as loud, but I filed saddle making it thinner and the volume increased dramatically, and it has really opened up and sounds much better than when I got it a few months ago.

I find myself playing more than any of my guitars...including my old D 18, and I'm looking forward to how it will sound in the coming months. I'm told it takes about a year for the most dramatic changes to occur.

How long have you had yours?
At 2:50pm on January 27, 2009, Greg O'Haver said…
The K-Lever capos are available from and then click on "shipping options" for other shipping rates. Enjoy.

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