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Want a Maple Guitar Advice And Fair Prices

#61 User is offline   bobouz 

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 02:19 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 11 December 2018 - 10:43 AM, said:

Just found a guy who wants to trade his Guild JF-30 (which I played on in Carters Vintage last week) for my LP Trad Pro II. I have a house in Little River SC, that my wife and I inherited and will be moving down to in a year of so, and he is in Myrtle Beach, SC, which is 20 minuets from there. I am thinking droving from Newport News, VA this or next weekend so check it out.

Nice thing is that you now have a solid frame of reference after playing a variety of jumbos in Nashville. One thing to note about Westerly-made Guilds is that there's a lot of variation in neck profiles, so if that's a major criteria point, being able to assess the guitar in-hand will be important.
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Posted 11 December 2018 - 04:01 PM

View Postbobouz, on 11 December 2018 - 02:19 PM, said:

Nice thing is that you now have a solid frame of reference after playing a variety of jumbos in Nashville. One thing to note about Westerly-made Guilds is that there's a lot of variation in neck profiles, so if that's a major criteria point, being able to assess the guitar in-hand will be important.


Yep. I think its an '87. Going this weekend to check it out.
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Posted 11 December 2018 - 05:37 PM

I love maple guitars. As folks here know, Gibson can build a great maple guitars. Few others can.

I've owned a number of wonderful Gibson maple guitars over the years. The best was a 1936 L-Century. Alas, a couple of years back, someone made me an offer on the guitar that I couldn't refuse. :(

I've kept the best of my maple guitars, a Kim Walker (a couple of years back, when his wait list hit 9 years, Kim stopped taking orders) SJ, modeled on the Gibson J-185.


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Posted 11 December 2018 - 07:57 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 11 December 2018 - 04:01 PM, said:

Yep. I think its an '87. Going this weekend to check it out.

I absolutely love my JF30-12 that came out of Corona. Weren't you going to unload the Trad Pro to fund this '87 JF30? So a straight across trade sounds like a plan, I guess -- don't know what a Trad Pro is worth....

Check the neck angle, saddle height, etc., of course....
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:14 AM

 jt, on 11 December 2018 - 05:37 PM, said:

I love maple guitars. As folks here know, Gibson can build a great maple guitars. Few others can.

I've owned a number of wonderful Gibson maple guitars over the years. The best was a 1936 L-Century. Alas, a couple of years back, someone made me an offer on the guitar that I couldn't refuse. :(

I've kept the best of my maple guitars, a Kim Walker (a couple of years back, when his wait list hit 9 years, Kim stopped taking orders) SJ, modeled on the Gibson J-185.





9 years wait for a guitar !?
How does that happen ? That means there were quite a few who were cool with a 5 year wait ! Never mind the 6ís and 7ís guys !!
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:49 AM

View PostCougar, on 11 December 2018 - 07:57 PM, said:

I absolutely love my JF30-12 that came out of Corona. Weren't you going to unload the Trad Pro to fund this '87 JF30? So a straight across trade sounds like a plan, I guess -- don't know what a Trad Pro is worth....

Check the neck angle, saddle height, etc., of course....


I installed Lindy Fralin Pure PAFs in it, and ripped out the boost circuit and push pull pot stuff. To me a LP is big fat hums on a hog body with a maple cap. The median price on the bay is around $1500 or so. I had it on the bay until I found a guy owned one in Myrtle Beach SC, and me and my wife have recently inherited house in Little River SC, which is 20 mins away, and we just happen to be going there his weekend. I was getting offers for like $700 and was told you could find these all day long on the bay. I laughed hard at that. Its not a Studio. No no you can't cause if you could you would have bought it and would not be bothering me. The one I played at Carters sounded great. His says its in great condition and the pics confirm it.
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