This Old Guitar, Austin, TX

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  1. jgentile

    jgentile Member

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    Hey folks,

    I need some feedback on an outfit by the name of "This Old Guitar". Their website is www.thisoldguitar.net
    This is another small luthier/relicing house. I've ruled out Nash and K-Line. I am having an early 50's T style built with a Lollar HB in the neck. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

    Joe
     
  2. smiert spionam

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    I'm in Austin, and have never heard of them, or seen any trace of them in a storefront. I'm surprised there isn't at least a bio if this guy's supposed to be well-known in the area. There are some great luthiers in town, but most of them would say who they are.

    That's not to say they might not be great -- just that I haven't heard anything locally to suggest its anything other than an internet-only source.
     
  3. Ogre

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    I am also an Austinite, and have not heard word one about them.
     
  4. Sam Evans

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    It's news to me. Looks cool though.

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  5. rollyfoster

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    never heard of them, either
     
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    Never heard of em and I too am in Austin
     
  7. mrfjones

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    never heard of them, but I don't live in texas. some of the wear looks kinda strange though (specifically arm wear and the bottom edges look too smooth)
     
  8. Axeshack

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    I live in Austin and have been dealing with the local luthiers, repairmen and collectors fo rthe past 10 years and have not heard of them.
     
  9. gtrfinder

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    Does it come on PBS?
    I wonder if Bob Vila has anything to do with it?
     
  10. ssmithmusic

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    Hey...i know this is late...but I know Dave @ this old guitar personally and love his stuff! I've got a nash strat and will likely have dave build me a 60s tele.
     
  11. guitarbreath

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    I've lived in Austin for 10 yrs and I have not heard of them either. I do have a super cool copper Nash tele that I love though. Sorry to hear you ruled out Nash. Good luck.
     
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    Been here in Austin for 25 years, never heard of them...other than a craigslist posting - $250 + to relic a gitbox...
     
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    whatup necro-post. 2 years later and still haven't heard of them.
     
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    I lived in Austin for 9 years until '08, never heard of him. Did a search and there is a thread on him at TDPRI , didn't sound very promising..
     
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    I had one of his T styles a few years ago but sold it. I purchased directly from him and the transaction was fine. The TDPRI comments though are not too positive...
     
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    Beating a dead horse \ thread.

    Several of these guitars have popped up for sale as of late. Does anyone that has owned one have an opinion on their quality?

    Appreciated...
     
  17. Studiogeek

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    I bought a strat relic from this Joker (Dave) paid over 1000 bucks, the quality was crap, he used friggin drywall screws to attach the tremolo claw and springs...his aging techniques or acid keeps ruining the harware, my bridge disintigrated and all of the solder joints failed. Dead frets on neck, axe wont intonate at all. That is my 2 cents, it became a target in our shooting range. I own over 30 vintage axes and gave him a shot. So sorry I did.
     

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