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6L6
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"Dyin' ain't much of a livin'...
Jun 15th, 2011 09:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This baby left the factory in 1976 and has seen a LOT of play over the years. One strum and I sure knew why...

WHAT A SOUND! And SUSTAIN FOREVER!!!

I had made my way to REAL GUITARS in San Francisco to pick up a guitar being set up by Gary Brawer. While killing some time I noticed the F-50SB hanging on the wall and picked it up.

Literally, one strum and I knew it was leaving with me!

The neck binding is cracked and the back of the neck has little finish left. In other words, just how I like 'em!

If ever there was a guitar I knew would be a keeper for life, this is THE ONE! I know Dave Van Ronk is lookin' down and he's smilin'.

And... I got it out the door for just $1250!

Sometimes you just get lucky and I sure as hell did with this one.

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Jun 15th, 2011 09:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Damn....good price for a classic.

Fritz_D_Cat
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Jun 15th, 2011 10:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice score...

mwieser

SF Bay Area

But right now I need a telecaster and..
Jun 17th, 2011 10:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Does this mean you'll be selling your D55?

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"Dyin' ain't much of a livin'...
Jun 18th, 2011 09:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Does this mean you'll be selling your D55...?"

No way!

I have four Guilds in my stash and they're all keepers. I've loved Guild instruments since I played my first one back in 1965. Current Guilds:

'76 F-50SB
'74 D-40 (bought new)
'06 D-55 (my main solo gigging instrument)
'06 F-412

I must say that to MY ears, this F-50SB is the best sounding Guild acoustic I've ever played. Not hard to see why it had the hell played out of it by previous owners!

I took it in to Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, CA yesterday. They will do a refret, neck binding replacement, and pro setup on it for me. Man, I just can't believe I got so darn lucky to find that instrument!

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(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 09:34 AM, Jun 18th, 2011)

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Jun 18th, 2011 09:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've had my D40 for 36 years. It's had tuners, new bride and one partial refret. Worth it. More than a match for many Martins.

Doesn't look new any more. Hasn't had finish on the back of the neck for the last 20 years or so.

6L6
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"Dyin' ain't much of a livin'...
Jun 18th, 2011 10:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Doesn't look new any more. Hasn't had finish on the back of the neck for the last 20 years or so..."

Yep, I remember your guitar at The Sacred Grounds Cafe. Great instrument!

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Fritz_D_Cat
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Jun 18th, 2011 05:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

correction - New 'bridge', but it HAS been asking for a new bride, lately.

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Jul 22nd, 2011 09:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

6 we are overdue to make music - light's on hit me with your ideas - HMB is about as far as I would go, but Pacifica easier

6L6
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Fly USAF
Jul 22nd, 2011 10:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Message sent Fritz!

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6L6
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Kick the tires, Light the fires!
Jan 8th, 2012 10:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's a pic:

'76 Guild F-50SB

6L6
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Kick the tires, Light the fires!
Jan 8th, 2012 10:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Back shot:

'76 Guild F-50SB

stratcowboy
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Jan 8th, 2012 08:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's a heck of a price you paid for this beauty.

mick decibel

White Salmon, WA

Play it in E#
Feb 12th, 2012 10:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey Fritz, Bring that thing up to Applegate next year. I'll try to remember to bring my '78 G-37 and we can have a Guild-a-thon. --mick

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Feb 12th, 2012 11:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's been there twice already !

first time (photo courtesy Sugarbeet)

6L6
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Lago, CA

Kick the tires, Light the fires!
Feb 25th, 2012 08:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Me and my '76 F-50SB at our local Open Mic, 2/23/12.

The sound that comes out of this axe is incredible!

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F-50SB in Action!

(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 09:10 AM, Feb 25th, 2012)

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