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wolf papa

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another friend of Bill W.
Nov 27th, 2011 08:38 AM        

Actually did the deal a couple of weeks ago, surprised it sat on CraigsList so long. It was actually cheaper than a new GAD.<br /> <br /> Black, Corona built. The best 12 I've ever played, and more comfortable than I expected a jumbo to be.<br /> <br /> 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        

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.<br /> <br /> Enjoy your GUILD!<br /> <br /> Peace,<br /> Jake

Frank Hudson


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

Nice guitar! I sure enjoy mine.<br /> <br /> 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        

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.<br /> <br /> 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, âI have decided to buy it for you.â 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        

"Anyone else have one?"<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> I wish.


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El Californio

Jan 6th, 2012 12:22 PM        

I have one (natural top) and love it.<br /> 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        

Guild hasn't produced the JF30-12 since Corona. I believe the last one we had went to the west coast.<br /> <br /> Can't beat a Guild !2 string.<br /> <br /> I play an F-412 Cabernet strung with Phosphor Bronze

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