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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / Just got a JF30-12

wolf papa
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another friend of Bill W.
Nov 27th, 2011 08:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

Actually did the deal a couple of weeks ago, surprised it sat on CraigsList so long. It was actually cheaper than a new GAD.

Black, Corona built. The best 12 I've ever played, and more comfortable than I expected a jumbo to be.

Anyone else have one? Any string preferences to pass along? I've been keeping it tuned 1 step down.

Jake The Loafer
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B'ham, Alabama

"Uhh Yahwww, I'll Get Around To It"
Nov 27th, 2011 01:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have one also wolf papa. I believe mine is a 1987. When I got her I took her in for a new bone nut. My tech used what he had which were Martins. I hate to change strings so I have a fresh set of Elixers waiting in the wings.

Enjoy your GUILD!


Frank Hudson


Tone is stuck on my fingers
Nov 28th, 2011 06:00 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nice guitar! I sure enjoy mine.

I'm using Elixirs on mine currently as well. Often play it in a tuning I've been using to compensate for a finger issue: CGDGBE. The jumbo body is a bit of struggle, but that size and the arched maple back really take to lowered tunings.

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Montreal, Canada

Dec 6th, 2011 05:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ditto here. Enjoy mine very much. I find it very smooth and easy to play. I have had two other 12-strings. This one beats the other two, hands down.

It was a gift from my wife. I was debating whether to buy it or not. I asked her to talk me out of it. She came home from work that day and said, “I have decided to buy it for you.” Not a special occasion, not a holiday... just a gift.

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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Dec 6th, 2011 06:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Anyone else have one?"

I wish.

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El Californio

Jan 6th, 2012 12:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have one (natural top) and love it.
I use D'Addario EJ38 Phosphor Bronze and keep it tuned down a step also.

Bing K

USA Central Mont

Jan 8th, 2012 09:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

Guild hasn't produced the JF30-12 since Corona. I believe the last one we had went to the west coast.

Can't beat a Guild !2 string.

I play an F-412 Cabernet strung with Phosphor Bronze

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