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    Guild D46 Review

    My first acoustic review, so any and all feedback is welcome because I'm really not an acoustic guy.

    http://www.gad.net/Blog/2019/04/09/1985-guild-d46/




    As always, please PM with typos or grammar issues.
    1970s: [ S70 | S300ADs ]
    1980s: [ X79-3 | X80s | X82 | X100 | X175 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ Detonator | Liberator + Elite | SF4 | AA ]
    1990s: [ S100 | X160 | X170 | X170T | SF3,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | X4000s | DV72 | BHM1 | JF30-12 | Songbird ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | B-90 | BB-90 | X160R | X500T | D55 ]
    2010s:
    [ Jetstar | R30 | D55 ]

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    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 mahogany?

    Lastly... neck width varies. Mine is almost right on 1-11/16ths.
    Last edited by GardMan; 05-06-2019 at 04:58 AM. Reason: removed errant lonespace

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    "The elitist tinkering snob in me feels the need to replace the nut and saddle with bone, but the player in my likes the sound of this guitar as-is."

    Replace my with me.....

    Enjoying the article very much. Fairly complete information here.....


    p.s. - really enjoyed the sound clips and I agree that the guitar has a real sparkle that is very "12-string-ish". Sounds really nice. Was wondering what strings you have on it? This guitar might need some "warming up" in that regard. But it's beautiful and i agree, the all Ash back is the BEST!!!
    Last edited by davismanLV; 05-06-2019 at 01:32 AM.
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    Outstanding review as ever GAD! That is one cool Guild!
    Never have gotten within range of a D46, but that nut width
    would be a deal breaker for me - sounds like the same nut
    used on every dang D17 I've ever tried, and I've tried a bunch.
    Definitely very bright and punchy sounding, super strong treble...

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    Strings on the guitar are Elixer Nanoweb Medium (13s) Phosphor Bronze.
    1970s: [ S70 | S300ADs ]
    1980s: [ X79-3 | X80s | X82 | X100 | X175 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ Detonator | Liberator + Elite | SF4 | AA ]
    1990s: [ S100 | X160 | X170 | X170T | SF3,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | X4000s | DV72 | BHM1 | JF30-12 | Songbird ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | B-90 | BB-90 | X160R | X500T | D55 ]
    2010s:
    [ Jetstar | R30 | D55 ]

    My Reviews: [ GADsGuilds.com ] Guild Documents: [ Catalogs ] [ Price Lists ] [ Ads, Flyers, etc. ]

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    Great review.

    I would love to see more acoustic reviews. How about a comparison between Brazilian and Indian Rosewood F512s? Or F50Rs?

    Or a comparison of 12 strings F212XL through F612?

    Happy to facilitate.
    1968 F50R (Braz)
    1974 F50R
    1972 F50 SB
    1979 F212XL
    1968 F312 (Braz)
    1970 F412 SB
    1970 F512 NT (Florentine Inlays, Braz)
    1973 F512
    1971 F612
    1970 D55 NT (Braz)
    1977 D55 NT
    1988 D60 NT
    1984 D70 NT
    1983 D70-12E
    1983 D80 NT
    1984 D80-12 CH SB SPC
    1997 D100 NT CRV
    1994 JF100 NT
    1996 JF100-12 AB CRV
    1995 JV-72 NT (x2)
    1994 DV72 NT
    1994 DV72 NT-MK
    1994 DV73 NT HG
    1996 DV74 NT
    1994 DV76 NT
    1991 GF55 NT
    1999 F65CE
    2000 Peregrine Custom
    1987 Martin D12-45
    1979 Rickenbacker 360/12
    1971 Les Paul Custom

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    Quote Originally Posted by awagner View Post
    Great review.

    I would love to see more acoustic reviews. How about a comparison between Brazilian and Indian Rosewood F512s? Or F50Rs?

    Or a comparison of 12 strings F212XL through F612?

    Happy to facilitate.
    Perhaps once I get rid of the backlog. Here's a picture of my backlog:

    1970s: [ S70 | S300ADs ]
    1980s: [ X79-3 | X80s | X82 | X100 | X175 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ Detonator | Liberator + Elite | SF4 | AA ]
    1990s: [ S100 | X160 | X170 | X170T | SF3,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | X4000s | DV72 | BHM1 | JF30-12 | Songbird ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | B-90 | BB-90 | X160R | X500T | D55 ]
    2010s:
    [ Jetstar | R30 | D55 ]

    My Reviews: [ GADsGuilds.com ] Guild Documents: [ Catalogs ] [ Price Lists ] [ Ads, Flyers, etc. ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Perhaps once I get rid of the backlog. Here's a picture of my backlog:


    LMAO!!


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    Interesting point about hearing loss and perception of guitar tone. Wonder if that is more common than people realize.
    Last edited by FNG; 05-06-2019 at 01:04 PM.

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    Interesting point about hearing loss and perception of guitar tone. Wonder if they is more common than people realize.

    whut??



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