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Doc B

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Mar 13th, 2011 01:14 AM        

I have a 1971 F47 that needs a neck reset. It's the first decent guitar I ever bought, and I want to bring it back to former glory.<br /> <br /> I've been told that Guilds are difficult to reset, and I don't want to take a chance of a screwup through lack of experience.<br /> <br /> I live in San Diego, but am willing to ship it if need be. Anyone have a recommendation for me?<br /> <br /> Thanks for any help.


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USA/Taos, NM

Mar 13th, 2011 09:26 AM        

I have a Guild F47RC that was built in August of 2007. Great guitar. But early on it had a truss rod issue and came under warranty coverage. I took the guitar to an authorized Guild service shop (Woodsong's Lutherie in Boulder, CO--that being the closest quality one to where I live--5-1/2 hours away, and the recommended repair shop from the guys at Wildwood Guitars). Because it was such an in depth repair that was needed, it shipped off to Fender/Guild's custom luthiers in Nashville; a shop with perhaps a dozen guys working in it. Some are finishing experts (nitro, etc.), others are neck and body guys.<br /> <br /> Anyway, though they kept the guitar for quite some time, the guitar was returned to me with a completely new neck installed on the guitar. There is no possible way you could ever detect that such a major repair was done to this instrument from any physical evidence. The quality of work was immaculate, returning the guitar to its full glory.<br /> <br /> I do think that there are some good luthiers in San Francisco that can certainly send this thing in the right direction (from the little I know).<br /> <br /> Hope that helps.


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Mar 13th, 2011 11:20 PM        

SF area has Gryphon Stringed Instruments, Eric Shoenberg Guitars, and Gary Brawer, all excellent. I'd call and consult with each of them to see if they have handled a Guild neck set before - and if they'd be hip to tackling it again.<br /> <br />

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