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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by F312 View Post
    Well, I got off the phone with the seller and we agreed on 1200 and went to buy it and, poof it was sold, err. someone here no doubt.

    Ralph
    Sorry Ralph, I had been in talks with him since yesterday afternoon on it and I purchased it a little over an hour ago before my last post. I just couldn't resist it. The combo of being made in New Hartford, Ren Ferguson's involvement, My favorite Spruce being Engelmann on the top, and Honduran Rosewood back and sides? I just couldn't resist it. If something doesn't work out and for some reason I decide not to keep it you will have first crack at it for sure.

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    Wow!! Congrats, TX!! I can't wait to see what you think of that guitar.
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  3. #33
    Well at least your a stand-up guy to acknowledge to me you bought it. I emailed him yesterday but he didn't call until this morning and I couldn't put my bid in because my computer connection has been going out every 5 minutes.
    Enjoy

    Ralph

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF-30 View Post
    That head on acoustic just wrongs me.
    But, with that headstock, you get these in the package at no extra charge:

    Dual "Wing" String Trees
    The bridge and the heel shape are what turn me off.
    Al
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  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by F312 View Post
    Well at least your a stand-up guy to acknowledge to me you bought it. I emailed him yesterday but he didn't call until this morning and I couldn't put my bid in because my computer connection has been going out every 5 minutes.
    Enjoy

    Ralph
    I wasn't trying to buy it out from under anyone, it had been up for sale for 22 days. I made him an offer yesterday and he countered it late this morning and I accepted. Sorry about your computer connection, I have had that happen before and it sucks. To be honest I am surprised the guitar lasted as long as it did with all of the features on it. I fully expected it to be sold this morning before he countered my offer. When it wasn't I jumped on it.

    TX
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    Westerly-1971 F612, 2000 SF-V, 1984 S284
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    Quote Originally Posted by F312 View Post
    I'm still waiting for a reply from the seller, so please say more about what you don't like about this guitar. Err that bridge.

    Ralph
    Isn't that enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by beecee View Post
    Headstock aside I find the bridge reminds me of a barbershop quartet singer's mustache.
    Kinda bad Gibson-lite-ish
    Not quite barber shop quartet.
    It took me a minute to realize exactly what the inspiration HAD to be:


    Al
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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    Isn't that enough?


    Not quite barber shop quartet.
    It took me a minute to realize exactly what the inspiration HAD to be:


    NO doubt this is why the buyer kept calling Ren "FURgeson".
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

  8. #38
    I don't monitor Fender acoustics on eBay or reverb, but I saw it posted here from Dave. I never even played or was interested in Fender acoustics. I was excited with the specs on this one, and the price he came down to, it would have been easy to break even, or lose very little, if I didn't like how it sounded. Some appointments on it are not for everyone, but i was interested in how it would sound.

    Ralph

  9. #39
    I owned a NH Fender Custom Shop TPD2 ("master grade" sitka and EIR) for a while after buying it for a fire sale price, less than $1K IIRC. I much prefer this bridge and headstock, and it was a great guitar.



    I didn't get along so well with the narrowish nut and neck profile though, and was lucky that World Music Supply sent me a call tag to return it. I've seen the TPD1 (mahogany) for sale since, but not another one of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twocorgis View Post
    I owned a NH Fender Custom Shop TPD2 ("master grade" sitka and EIR) for a while after buying it for a fire sale price, less than $1K IIRC. I much prefer this bridge and headstock, and it was a great guitar.



    I didn't get along so well with the narrowish nut and neck profile though, and was lucky that World Music Supply sent me a call tag to return it. I've seen the TPD1 (mahogany) for sale since, but not another one of these.
    I don't think I am going to have an issue with the neck on this one as it has the same "V" shaped "Boat Neck" that is on my 1956 AVRI Mary Kay Strat. I know a lot of folks think the bridge and Headstock are ugly on this one but I am sort of partial to them myself. When I first started trying to learn how to play guitar I did some airbrush work on a friends car in trade for a 1968 Fender Palomino Acoustic that was in rough shape but had the same bridge and headstock shape. After a few months I stupidly traded it in for another guitar to learn on instead of keeping it to play at a later date. I took a pretty good hit on it as well as I wasn't schooled in the art of buying and selling Used guitars at the time. This Kingman VRF serves as a replacement for the one that got away. Not too mention it has everything I would have changed on the Palomino already done to it. The bridge is not a bolt on like the palomino was and the neck is a set neck instead of a bolt on as well. Match that with the top grade materials, design, and craftsmanship and it makes for the perfect replacement to me. I am really excited about this one and look forward to it getting here!

    TX
    Guilds
    Hoboken-1960 X175, 1961 SF-II
    Westerly-1971 F612, 2000 SF-V, 1984 S284
    Nashville C.S. SFIV-3 P90 w/Trem, 2000 JF65-CE
    Corona-2003 Fleming F47-Brz RW, 2003 D55 50th Brz #10 of 50, 2003 SF-III-90
    Conn-2011 GSR D50 Coco, 2011 F212XL STD, 2013 R30S, 2013 Orph Jumbo, 2014 Orph Burst 000-12 Fret 12 String S.H. RW, 2012 F50-DTAR, 2012 F50R Burst, 2012 F50R DTAR, 2013 F512 Burst, 2014 F512-DTAR, 2014 D55-RS, 2014 GSR X500D

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    93 Sequoia

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