Greetings from Hoboken, 1960 (Guild content)

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  1. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Gold Supporting Member

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    It was my good fortune to check Gbase about 20 minutes after this was posted:

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    I was able to snatch it up for just $2K, freshly set up and mostly original. The dealer bought it from the original owner, who said the original tailpiece broke; everything else is original, though I was informed that the tuners look suspiciously clean. Apparently, the dealer figured the replacement tailpiece brought down the value by about 50% - suddenly bringing it into my price range. No complaints from my direction. :D
     
  2. DRS

    DRS Member

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    Wow!
    Now I know where the Larrivee RS4 got their body shape from.
     
  3. Don Grafico

    Don Grafico Member

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    Wow! What a bargain. Congratulations.
     
  4. wattage

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    Oh man that is great!
     
  5. Crowder

    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    Cool!

    Also good to know that some dealers actually maintain their inventory on GBase! :D
     
  6. mad dog

    mad dog Silver Supporting Member

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    Noah:

    Some killer luck you have there. That is so beautiful!! Please make some clips so we can hear it.
    MD
     
  7. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Gold Supporting Member

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    Will do!
     
  8. Walter Broes

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    I hate you! That's really lucky, congratulations!!!
     
  9. GAD

    GAD Wubbalubbadubdub Silver Supporting Member

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    Oh my...

    Wow...

    Dayum...

    I hate you. :)
     
  10. Patrick2

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    Great snag! That's an absolutely beautiful piece of guitar history and Hoboken, NJ Guild greatness. Guild during that era was every bit as good as Gibson, and in some respects better! Happy NGD.
     
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    samdjr74 Silver Supporting Member

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    coldfingaz Member

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    Just an awesome score. What a beautiful finish too.

    Congratulations!
     
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    dysorexia Senior Member

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    Lovely guitar. My friend's grandfather played one and I've been wanting to hunt one down myself for a while now.
     
  16. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys!

    I think I've located a replacement "harp" tailpiece as well; it's not exactly like the original (chrome rather than gold, for one thing), but it should look less visually jarring than that Gibson one. I may look into having it replated in gold.
     
  17. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Congrats! I played one of those babys, and the single coils in that thing are going to make you REAL happy!
     
  18. kelvinator60

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    Noice!!!!! Good score man Bluesbirds are great!
     
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    Cool. They are hollow, and they scream like a mofo.
     

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