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Mr. Sanchez

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Oct 26th, 2010 08:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's barely been listed a day, and already getting plenty of attention. Everyone's entitled to their bidding approach, but I'm amazed when folks jump in so early.

What do you think this will top out at?

1957 Guild Aristocrat

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"Dyin' ain't much of a livin'...
Oct 26th, 2010 09:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If playing loud is not a requirement, these guitars really can't be beat.

I owned a '56 for many years and always grabbed it if I knew the volume on the amp wasn't going to be high. The hollow body WILL feedback badly with the volume up.

However, the TONE at moderate volume is utterly FANTASTIC. FAT FAT FAT!!!

I'd look for this one to go to close to $4K.

Super lightweight axes.

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(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 09:43 AM, Oct 26th, 2010)

Mr. Sanchez

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Oct 26th, 2010 11:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

6, I was thinking close to $4K also. I'm basing that on some things I've seen on Gbase over the past couple of years (admittedly, always on the high side) - but there's one on there now, not nearly as clean as this eBay model, and I think they're asking $4500.

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Oct 26th, 2010 06:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You know, these guitars are SO good that they really are worth whatever you have to pay to get one.

It's amazing so many people don't know about them, but then again they didn't make many.

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Oct 27th, 2010 06:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's mightly sweet looking example. I played one briefly in a store once several years ago. It was reasonably priced but it was not in as nice a condition. Wished I'd bought it then.


Mr. Sanchez

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Oct 27th, 2010 10:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"You know, these guitars are SO good that they really are worth whatever you have to pay to get one."


So I should forgo my search for a DeArmond M75 and buy this instead? ;-P

...and I'm assuming that having new frets really doesn't de-value the guitar at all, as long as it's a decent fret job?

(This message was last edited by Mr. Sanchez at 10:55 AM, Oct 27th, 2010)

6L6
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Oct 27th, 2010 11:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...and I'm assuming that having new frets really doesn't de-value the guitar at all, as long as it's a decent fret job...?"

Shouldn't be a problem. Most folks look at things such as fret jobs and neck resets as being "normal maintenance".

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Nov 1st, 2010 05:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good call 6. It sold for around $3900.

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Nov 1st, 2010 06:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep! $3949 plus shipping put it right at $4K. I was hoping maybe you'd be able to pick it up, Sanchez.

Someone just bought a fantastic guitar worth every penny he/she paid for it.

6

(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 09:47 PM, Nov 1st, 2010)

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Nov 3rd, 2010 02:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

6, I bid on it, but timing prevented me from going all in...I'm in the home stretch of an old car restoration project (48 merc woodie), so I really had no business bidding at all (but that didn't stop me ;-))

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Nov 7th, 2010 09:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

WOW, a '48 Mercury Woodie is fantastic! Please post pics when you get her done!

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(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 09:03 PM, Nov 7th, 2010)

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Nov 17th, 2010 08:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey, check Phil X with a '59 Aristocrat

4.9 lbs!?

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Nov 17th, 2010 08:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

..and he runs into the feedback issue as 6L6 noted..

Mr. Sanchez
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Nov 17th, 2010 10:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am so smitten with those guitars....o.k., I gotta ask the dumb question: who is Phil X? Does he own a shop? Still has the 59 hang tags.


Edited to say nevermind on the Phil X question...through Wiki, I found a link to his home page.

(This message was last edited by Mr. Sanchez at 10:39 PM, Nov 17th, 2010)

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Nov 17th, 2010 10:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They're asking $8500 for that particular guitar.

(This message was last edited by Mr. Sanchez at 11:58 PM, Nov 17th, 2010)

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Nov 19th, 2010 02:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

After watching that video, I don't think I'd walk across the street to hear Phil X if you gave me free front row tickets...

That said, the video does not even begin to do that guitar justice. 50's Bluesbirds sound MUCH fuller, thicker, musical than however he had that one dialed in on the AC-30.

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Mr. Sanchez
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Nov 19th, 2010 10:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's the link to Fretted Americana's listing for that Aristocrat:

I'd go into debt for this thing

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Nov 20th, 2010 08:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That one's a beauty for sure, Sanchez!

However, I'd value it at $5500 max.

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Nov 20th, 2010 11:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Make them an offer.

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