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Shed5
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Jan 25th, 2009 09:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought this new Tacoma-built accoustic guitar a couple of months ago. Beautiful finish and seemingly made with high quality materials. This is a jumbo guitar with very good finish and great sounds across the range of highs and lows. It's interesting to hear how subtle changes in pick attack can create varying harmonics and tones. I've been extremely happy with this guitar, yet have seen very little written about this model. I would recommend this guitar to anyone, and would replace it immediately if lost.

Just thought I would share some feedback on what I consider to be a very good guitar.

stratcowboy
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Jan 25th, 2009 09:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The F50s have been legendary for decades...

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Lago

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Jan 28th, 2009 06:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The F50s have been legendary for decades..."

Sure have! Guys like Rev. Gary Davis, Dave Van Ronk, Patrick Sky, etc., made their marks playing F-50's.

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Dave Van Ronk

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Feb 8th, 2009 02:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have been lusting after an F-50 (preferably maple back, but would take a rosewood one too, maybe both) for 30 years. One day it will be mine!

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Feb 10th, 2009 06:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got mine in '76 if I remember right. Love it!

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Apr 4th, 2009 01:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Bought mine new in 1974 and have been loving it ever since.

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Apr 13th, 2009 08:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When I bought mine I was intent on buying a Martin D28. The salesman insisted I sit in front of the Martin while he played, then listen while he picked up the F50. In my opinion, no comparison. Guild was lively, full range, and loud. Martin was soft and dear I say, dull.

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Jul 29th, 2009 12:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a 2007 F50R. I love it. Nuff said.

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Aug 5th, 2009 09:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Guild was lively, full range, and loud. Martin was soft and dear I say, dull."

I feel the same way.

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Lago

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Aug 5th, 2009 09:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think that Guild guitars are the best value, BY FAR, in quality guitars.

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Aug 5th, 2009 12:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I agree with much of what has been said. Last week I was down in "the city" over 2 hours from here. I played Larrivees, Martins, Taylors, even a Collings. A used Martin D-41 was pretty nice as was the Collings. But none of them made me want to trade in my F47RC. So many of the Martins and Taylors either sounded tinny or dull. The Larrivees, which I used to like quite a bit, were no match for my Guild. Love this guitar.

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Aug 5th, 2009 04:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"So many of the Martins and Taylors either sounded tinny or dull."

Same as it ever was. ;-)

Around '74 one of my college buds had a Martin D-35 that was quite nice. Had the typical Martin sound. After a few months (and after some long school break) he came back with a Guild F-50. Clearly superior in every way.

At that time I was looking for an acoustic and went to play whatever the local shop had in stock. I liked the Martin D-35 but couldn't afford it, and the D-18 would've been acceptable. And I almost bought it.

Then I played the lone Guild D-35 they had. Only took a couple minutes to decide on that one. That one was my last holdout to be sold circa '95 when I was dead broke.

In 2000 I was in the market again, and played everything real nice I could get my hands on - Taylors (tinny), Martins (dull), Gibsons... I *really* wanted a great J-200 and would've easily justified the price (expensive). Had the money and was willing to spend it too.

But then I played my Guild DV-52 and that was it.

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