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Thread: S300/S60/S65/S70 enthusistasts out there?

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    That lutefisk recipe leads to chicken recipe they have in Lapland.

    It only takes five easy steps to produce delicious soup .

    First - Cook a chicken for two hours in COLD water - throw the water away.
    Second - Cook the chicken for two hours in Hot water - throw the water away.
    Third - Cook a chicken for two hours in COLD milk - throw the milk away.
    Fourth - Cook the chicken for two hours in Hot milk - throw the milk away.
    Fifth - Cook the chicken for two seconds in COLD alcohol - throw the chicken away.
    Enjoy
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    Hah! That sounds just like what I do when my Swedish in-laws decide to have a surströmming feast. I stick with the aquavit instead.

    I've always wanted to try to set up a guitar for pickup testing by using quick connectors on pots both PUs and pots, but I've never gotten around to it. It seems like it wouldn't be too difficult to engineer a solution for testing humbuckers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp View Post
    Hah! That sounds just like what I do when my Swedish in-laws decide to have a surströmming feast. I stick with the aquavit instead.

    I've always wanted to try to set up a guitar for pickup testing by using quick connectors on pots both PUs and pots, but I've never gotten around to it. It seems like it wouldn't be too difficult to engineer a solution for testing humbuckers.
    That’s the path I’ve taken with my pickup testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b0rn2w0rsh1p View Post
    Hi DrumBob,

    as a former Guild employee, do you recollect any information about the Madeira, Burnside, and possibly DeArmond lines? As you can see from my signature I am an "All In" Guild fan, including the imports. It is impossible to get much detailed info about the first two since Avnet and Fender have been involved and sold. I have collected a couple catalogs and PDFs of catalogs - but there is so much unknown... exact years of manufacture / model start & stop (forget about production numbers or serial numbers - since most didn't have any), factories used (rumors like Matsumoku built Madeiras - I have found no evidence of that rumor). I have seen a post of your displeasure of Madeira guitars, I can only say my A-20 went around a quarter of the globe with me in a span of almost 30 years before the bridge lifted off. I still have it and plan on rebuilding it with the help of a Bridge Doctor - but the full resonance of that guitar beat so many other friend's Gibson's Fenders and Yamahas.

    Thanks in advance - Peace
    I'm sorry to say, I didn't see your post until just now. I visit this forum only occasionally. I worked at Guild in Elizabeth, NJ from '79-81 and handled customer service, artist relations, procurement, R&D, and pretty much everything else Neil Lilien didn't want to do. I ordered strings from D'Addario, dealt with the sales reps, made sales calls to Guild dealers trying to unload overstocked items (and never got one cent in commission), handled dealer and customer problems and issues, and was frequently the whipping boy for mistakes made by others, people like sales manager Ramon Portal.

    I'm afraid I can't give you much information you seek. I remember the Madeira guitars were made in Korea (I think) and Japan. The low end Korean stuff was crap. Many of them came back with badly warped necks, lifted bridges, split tops and so forth. No lie, we used to throw them in the dumpster, or we'd joke around and smash them to splinters on the cement floor in the warehouse. The better Madeiras were Japanese, and most of them were well made. At that point in time, Japan was starting to come into their own as guitar builders. I don't remember the model names. I had nothing to do with Burnside or DeArmond stuff, as those came about after my time passed at Guild.
    Former Guild employee and proud owner of an '82 F-30 acoustic, a '17 S-200 and a '15 Starfire IV.

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    Hi Everybody, just joined this community and thought I'd let you know about my Guild. It's a white 1979 S-300, serial No. 202502, with HB-1s. I bought it new, probably about 1985 from Jeavons, a guitar shop in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which has long since gone. That it had sat in the shop for so long is a reflection of the models ugly duckling reputation, but, of course, it is really a swan! Best electric guitar I have ever played, bar none. I paid £330 and it was slightly shop soiled, with a bit of a ding to the top of the headstock and the trim missing off one of the knobs. Over the years it has inevitably picked up a few more dings, but is still as good as ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince of Darkness View Post
    Hi Everybody, just joined this community and thought I'd let you know about my Guild. It's a white 1979 S-300, serial No. 202502, with HB-1s.
    Hello Prince of Darkness,

    Welcome! An S-300 in White with HB-1s is a really nice combination. Hope you will enjoy it for a long time!

    Sincerely,

    Hans Moust
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    Thank you Hans, your welcome is very much appreciated. I really love that guitar and need to find time to play it more than I have been recently. Been spending a lot of my time in recent years playing Mandolin family instruments and recently tried Portuguese Guitar, though I never really managed to get my head around the tuning and ended up tuning it a bit like a regular twelve string, but up a fifth. Still, it's been my favourite guitar for over 30 years and I expect it will still be my favourite in 30 years time, if I'm still around

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    Great thread! I also share the enthusiasm for these guitars. I own a 78 and a 79 S300D and a 78 S60D.

    I got my first one nearly 15 years ago and it immediately became my touring solid body.

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    A couple of pictures of my S-300.
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    Very cool!
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