NGD It's Been A Good Month... Ngdx3

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  1. stormin1155

    stormin1155 Well-Known Member

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    I sold a couple of acoustics that weren't getting much play, and my wife wanted me to get my #1 bucket-list guitar, so here goes....

    A few weeks ago I picked up this gorgeous Guild CV-1. One of my customers has two of these that I've worked on, so when this one popped up on CL, I grabbed it. This one is a 2006, built in the Tacoma plant, featuring cedar top, rosewood back and sides, and Bolivian rosewood bridge, fingerboard, and headstock overlay. The bottom bout is slightly wider than a dreadnaught, the upper bout slightly smaller, and overall slightly shallower body... kind of an oversized grand auditorium, but smaller than a jumbo. It has the commanding sound of a dreadnaught. It has a 1-3/4" nut width with a shallow C profile that is great for fingerpicking as well as flat-picking.

    I've been wanting to upgrade my 12-string acoustic, and found this beautiful 1980 Guild G-312, built in the Westerly plant. Sitka/rosewood, ebony bridge and fingerboard. This thing is a beast, built like a tank, with all of the beautiful, lush, booming, resonating tone Guild 12-strings are famous for. The eBay ad indicated that it was in need of a neck reset (which I can do), so I got it for about half of what they normally go for. As it turns out, once I gave it a good setup, the action is only a smidgeon higher than what I would call ideal, so the neck reset can wait.

    Finally, my bucket list guitar.... a Martin D-41. This is a 2018 model... one of the new Reimagined Series featuring scalped, forward bracing, and Martin's new slim-tapered neck. It is used, but in absolute new condition. I just feel so unworthy every time I play it. It is just magnificent!

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    stormin1155 Well-Known Member

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    Bump to get it on the Recent Posts page.....
     
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    Lefty Leo Well-Known Member Premium Gold Supporting Member

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    Happy NGD. Super nice trio you've got there. All very beautiful. The D-41 is stunning! I ordered a Lefty HD28E back in December and received it in March. Amazing guitar.
     
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    Corksniffing acoustic party at @stormin1155 house!
    Love to spend some time on all of those comparing to my new eastman and comparing tradeoffs.
    That just looks like a no compromises trio.
    Congrats
     
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    Both just stunning acoustics!

    I've seen D-41's in music stores but never knew anyone who had one. HNAGD!
     
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    What ? No Blackout treatment, Floyd Rose or Dimarzio Super Distortions ?

    You must be one of them there "real Guitar Players" I've heard about

    Very nice indeed
     
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