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    Super Moderator chazmo's Avatar
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    Re: Madeira 12-string?

    There you go, Ralf. I never knew that. Indeed, the truncated Chesterfield and Guild-shaped pickguard definitely drive the point home.

    Unless Hans writes about it, it never happened. ;)
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    Re: Madeira 12-string?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chazmo
    Unless Hans writes about it, it never happened. ;)
    I am not sure Hans will write about it, I think he mentioned before that he is not tracking all the import lines. Volume 1 also did not include the 70ties Japanese Madeiras.
    Ralf

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    Re: Madeira 12-string?

    I stand by my statement! :) :D
    Guilds:
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    12ers:
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Other 12ers:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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    Re: Madeira 12-string?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chazmo
    Unless Hans writes about it, it never happened.
    Have no plans to write about it, but I can tell you that the A-10/12 was part of the Madeira line during the late '80s /early '90s.
    It retailed for Can. $ 349.00 during 1989, so the price in U.S. dollars would have been a little less than that.

    Sincerely,

    Hans Moust
    http://www.guitarsgalore.nl

  5. #15

    Re: Madeira 12-string?

    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967
    I found in "Guitar Stories Vol. 2 by Michael Wrigh" on page 66: "In 1989 Guild was purchased by the Faas Corporation of New Berlin, Wisconsin, later called U.S.Musical Corporation...the new owners...did revive the Madeira name in about 1990 or so with a series of imported electric and acoustic guitars....These had the old Chesterfield inlay..."

    The following picture (guitar owned by Ted Hechtman here) was discussed previously on LTG, it seems to be such a early 90ties guitar, in this case a A-5 model with S/N 89091760. (with a D or 0 sign before)



    Ralf
    If that was a 12 string, it would be identical. I'm in the process of adding some pictures right now. Thanks everyone for the help. I though 90ish was a bit too recent too, but the sticker, headstock logos, everything is spot on.

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    Re: Madeira 12-string?

    Quote Originally Posted by hansmoust
    Quote Originally Posted by Chazmo
    Unless Hans writes about it, it never happened.
    Have no plans to write about it, but I can tell you that the A-10/12 was part of the Madeira line during the late '80s /early '90s.
    It retailed for Can. $ 349.00 during 1989, so the price in U.S. dollars would have been a little less than that.

    Sincerely,

    Hans Moust
    http://www.guitarsgalore.nl
    Thank you sir. I've been trying to find this info since the guitar came into my possesion.

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    Re: Madeira 12-string?

    It's a bit worse for wear, but in my defense, it was like this when my uncle gave it to me 6+ years ago. lol But here she is....









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    Re: Madeira 12-string?

    Welcome, Wes. And thanks to my fellow LTGers for helping Wes with his questions.
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    Madeira A-12AS 567355

    I just received a Madeira A-12AS S/N 567355 as a gift....I was wondering if anyone here might be able to help me learn about this guitar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dslack View Post
    I just received a Madeira A-12AS S/N 567355 as a gift....I was wondering if anyone here might be able to help me learn about this guitar
    Hello Dslack,

    Welcome! The Madeira model A-12AS was offered (roughly) between 1981 and 1985. It had mahogany back & sides and it was one of the very few Madeira models that had a solid spruce top. The list price at that time was $ 369.50.

    Sincerely,

    Hans Moust
    www.guitarsgalore.nl

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