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    I also have seen "flamed" pear wood in other...

    I also have seen "flamed" pear wood in other makers builds... but I've owned one and seen quite a few other pear wood Guild D-44s (on-line), and none were flamed to this degree. That, and the tint of...
  2. Yes, that's a mahogany-topped flat back D-25. ...

    Yes, that's a mahogany-topped flat back D-25.

    Check the "For Sale" section of LTG... mavuser has a '70 D-25CH for sale.
  3. Thread: Dv 74

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    Yep... I re-checked my notes and pics....

    Yep... I re-checked my notes and pics. gecalloways DV-74 was the Atlanta 74 that was for sale a couple times back in ~2013 (there a couple threads on LTG discussing it). The other DV-74 I have pics...
  4. Thread: Dv 74

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    I only recall 2 DV-74s for sale during the dozen...

    I only recall 2 DV-74s for sale during the dozen years I have been watching: one that was for sale for a number of years on the Atlanta Craigslist, and one bought earlier this year by LTGer...
  5. Thread: Lots of rain

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    We had the 2nd wettest spring (Mar-May) on record...

    We had the 2nd wettest spring (Mar-May) on record in Salt Lake City this year, with more than 11" water. We have already had more water this year than ALL of last year (just over 10" all year).
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    From the shape of the pickguard and the open back...

    From the shape of the pickguard and the open back tuners, I am thinking that D-40 is made in New Hartford... maybe an early one. Can't say whether or not it is Adirondack spruce, tho'...
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    Also discussed here......

    Also discussed here...
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    I may be wrong, but my recollection was that only...

    I may be wrong, but my recollection was that only the D-40s labeled "Blue grass special (or was it jubilee?)"" had Adirondack spruce tops, tho' the others might have had Adirondack spruce braces....
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    Try the JP 80/20s... I had a '74 D-25. All my...

    Try the JP 80/20s... I had a '74 D-25. All my other Guild dreads sound best (to me) with JP PBs (I play either lights, bluegrass gauge, or new mediums, depending on the guitar). But for some reason,...
  10. The SN #85033 corresponds to a build from 1973....

    The SN #85033 corresponds to a build from 1973. According to Beesely's and Moust's books, the F-47 was introduced in 1964, and Beesely indicates it was discontinued in 1974. The best way to get an...
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    Nice review! The 46s with rosewood back pieces...

    Nice review!

    The 46s with rosewood back pieces are actually EARLY examples. Mine (of which you showed a pic) , which has the back piece, is from 81.

    I think the inner stripe on the neck is...
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    Enjoy!

    Enjoy!
  13. Thread: Mystery pic

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    When I was a graduate student back about 1980,...

    When I was a graduate student back about 1980, our lab got one of the very early microwaves... to melt agar, and otherwise heat laboratory items. Of course (very much against lab safety protocols),...
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    Re: your comments on the "feel" of the neck......

    Re: your comments on the "feel" of the neck... You should be aware that during thru the Hoboken and Westerly years (and even Corona?), Guild necks were shaped and finished by HAND. A template was...
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    Hey Nid2007, I don't have any experience with...

    Hey Nid2007,
    I don't have any experience with the GF-60... but if you aren't wedded to an ebony fretboard and bling of the G-45, and are looking for similar sound for less $$$, consider a D-30. The...
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    I'm going to hedge that response... looking at...

    I'm going to hedge that response... looking at Hans' book (p40-41), Guild apparently did use open-back Grover StaTites on some mid-range models in the 60s and 70s, so they might have been around in...
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    Hi Guilded again... You would have to check with...

    Hi Guilded again...
    You would have to check with Hans to be sure, but I doubt that the Grover StaTites as shown in the link you provided would be original. It was my understanding from conversations...
  18. My '71 D-44 had a metal TRC. Everything I have...

    My '71 D-44 had a metal TRC. Everything I have owned dating from 1972 and later has had the plastic covers. This jives with Hans' comment on p25 of his book that the TRCs were switched to plastic "at...
  19. Thread: SF3 Truss Rod

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    If the truss rod on a SF3 is a single action...

    If the truss rod on a SF3 is a single action truss as found on Guild acoustics, turning the nut CCW should loosen the nut, and allow the neck to bow forward under string tension. Tightening the nut...
  20. Thread: GAD40 Dilemma

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    A "hairline" crack in an ebony bridge can easily...

    A "hairline" crack in an ebony bridge can easily be repaired with some water-thin CAA superglue (I used CAA from StewMac) and ebony dust (sand an ebony bridge or end pin to make some dust... I used a...
  21. Another option, used by several LTGers, including...

    Another option, used by several LTGers, including myself, is Soundclick...

    I haven't added to (or even looked at) my page for ages (linked at the bottom of my sig)... in fact, I sold all of my...
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    Pretty as a picture! Congrats! Based on the...

    Pretty as a picture! Congrats!

    Based on the top grain and the veining pattern in the turquoise of the rosette, it is a different DV-74 than that in the pics I saved from the web some time ago.
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    awagner, I sure would like to visit your guitar...

    awagner,
    I sure would like to visit your guitar "closet" some time... I'd be like a kid in a candy store, unable to decide which to try first!
    D
  24. Thread: Ngd - dv73

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    For what it's worth, ALL of my DV-7Xs have had...

    For what it's worth, ALL of my DV-7Xs have had finish issues where the neck binding meets the neck, particularly up near the nut. Coincidently, its mostly the treble side. On my 73, the fretboard...
  25. Thread: Ngd - dv73

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    I just noticed that the herringbone purfling on...

    I just noticed that the herringbone purfling on your newly acquired '94 DV-73 is the same/similar to that on my '94 DV-72s, but slightly different than that on my '95 DV-73...

    I'm guessing its a...
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