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NHGD (New 'Hog Guild Day)!

GAD

Wubbalubbadubdub
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It was filthy when I got it - covered in dust, needed new strings and a good dose of bore oil on the fretboard, but I think it cleaned up nicely.

This finish is damn near impossible to photograph well. It's beautiful in person, with the grain showing through the red, but that's very hard to capture. Plays nice, looks nice, and sounds nice.

It doesn't quite have that pure-sex tone I was hoping for, but I think trying to capture the tone of a '76 mahogany HB-1 equipped Starfire with a modern version is a fool's errand. I am that fool.

 
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bob-i

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I had one of those exact models in the 60s. I have a pic somewhere of my band with me holding it. Beautiful, I never should've sold it.
 

bob-i

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Found the pic... the years was 1967 and both the Guild and Jazz bass were brand new, bought at the same time at Rondo Music in Union NJ.


Now think about this, we were 5 white guys and 5 black guys (black was an ok term to use back then) in a time when MLK was talking about civil rights, and making little headway. We'd have times when we couldn't get served at a diner after a gig, or we'd have to fight our way out of a gig because "what are those <white><black> guys doing in your band."

Example, one gig we were in a 99.9% white HS, some guy was mouthing off to the lead singer. When he stepped on stage going after him, I smacked him in the forehead with the headstock of my 64 firebird. Good think I'd just bought the Guild cause the headstock snapped clean off. The fight was broken up quickly by the police and we got out with an escort.

It was a great experience, plus I had my first groupie while in that band. Why else would I still be gigging. :D
 

Koop

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Nice looking guitar GAD and great story bob-i. Thanks for posting both.
 

gtrfinder

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That's way cool. Thanks for sharing!
I love the flyer.

Found the pic... the years was 1967 and both the Guild and Jazz bass were brand new, bought at the same time at Rondo Music in Union NJ.


Now think about this, we were 5 white guys and 5 black guys (black was an ok term to use back then) in a time when MLK was talking about civil rights, and making little headway. We'd have times when we couldn't get served at a diner after a gig, or we'd have to fight our way out of a gig because "what are those <white><black> guys doing in your band."

Example, one gig we were in a 99.9% white HS, some guy was mouthing off to the lead singer. When he stepped on stage going after him, I smacked him in the forehead with the headstock of my 64 firebird. Good think I'd just bought the Guild cause the headstock snapped clean off. The fight was broken up quickly by the police and we got out with an escort.

It was a great experience, plus I had my first groupie while in that band. Why else would I still be gigging. :D
 

IPLAYLOUD

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HOG is known for it's "dusty" guitars. It probably sat on the tops of the display cabinets. Lots of dusty geetars up there.

ENJOY!!!
 

bob-i

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HOG is known for it's "dusty" guitars. It probably sat on the tops of the display cabinets. Lots of dusty geetars up there.

ENJOY!!!
Lots of bucks up there too. I'm amazed at how they store instruments there, even the newer ones are just thrown into racks.
 
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I think that, in this case, "'Hog" means Mahogany, not House of Guitars (which is what I'm guessing that you're talking about).
 
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GAD is the Guild man. I flirted with one on Craig's List and he was the only person I knew of that could answer my concerns about the guitar - and he did.

Great score there GAD! Looks like the one I was searching for.
 




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