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wolf papa

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another friend of Bill W.
Aug 27th, 2012 08:22 AM        

Title says it all, I have 2 Corona made guitars, and i wouldn't trade for anything - an X-180 archtop, and a JF30-12. <br /> I know there were some being blown out due to finish problems, but c'mon - GADs are being listed (and apparently getting) higher prices than Corona Guilds.<br /> I haven't seen enough Tacomas to really compare -<br /> there are some out there, aren't there?


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Lago, CA

Aug 27th, 2012 08:35 AM        

Corona Guilds are fantastic guitars.<br /> <br /> I've owned Guilds made everywhere exept the latest from New Hartford, CT. All were terrific instruments.<br /> <br /> Go by your ear, not the hype.<br /> <br /> 6


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Cincinnati, OH

NOTHING is easy.
Aug 27th, 2012 11:05 AM        

I had a Corona-made Guild D-40. BEAUTIFUL instrument. Extremely well-made. I loved everything about the guitar EXCEPT that I couldn't get any volume out of it. Stole a GAD 50E from an E-Bayer. Near mint for $415 shipped (with electronics they were going for $825 new at the time). I much preferred it soundwise (but definitely not appearance-wise). Traded the D-40 for an amp. <br /> <br /> For a while I thought it was a mahogany vs. rosewood situation. But hindsight is 20/20. Knowing what I know now I believe it may have been a setup issue. The previous owner had set it up for playability so the action was very low. I think a higher action may have benefitted this guitar. Not sure and too late to find out unfortunately. :-(<br /> <br />

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