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Not sure if I'm too late, but if you buy it, make sure the area by the bridge isn't bowing at all. If it is, that's a $$$$ fix for something that probably wouldn't be worth it.


They said I could pick it up tomorrow for $100. So I'm going to do that. Case alone should be worth half that.

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weird... i just this evening saw an official hostess' straw hat from LA84. did not kop.
And on my last trip to Chicago I picked up 2 Official 1980 Olympic Committee ties.
post #32493 of 51252
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Mullholland Bros! That's what I was trying to think of! I've got an Eddie Bauer duffle by them. Are you saying you've got a Land Rover bag by them too, or yours is also Eddie Bauer?

Land Rover
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They said I could pick it up tomorrow for $100. So I'm going to do that. Case alone should be worth half that.

 

imo the deal breaker is if it needs a neck reset which is more expense than that git is worth.

 

what happens is the top and bracing of an acoustic is under a lot of stress from the strings and over a few decades will actually start to collapse and sag towards the neck. which is not a big deal unless it's reached the point where the action has gotten intolerable and there's no more saddle left to shave (the saddle is the white piece of bone or plastic that the strings sit on as they cross the bridge). most neck resets aren't really for a problem with the neck, they lay it back to compensate for this gradual change of geometry and to keep the thing playable.

 

i'd look everything over, if the action is way high up and down the neck and you look at the saddle and it's flush with the bridge it's a pass for me. otherwise i pull the string on that deal any day. $.02

 

btw, Martin covers neck resets for original owners :) 

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Thanks. In the field. My phone is slow for some reason. 1994 Guild D4. Pre-Fender, so nice, but not amazing.


So ... bummer. But these make up for it. The Astral Weeks seems to be the original pressing (Green label from 1968).



I have a copy of "The Guitars that Destroyed the World" framed and waiting for the basement music room to be finished (....or should I say started...). Awesome artwork on that one.
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Land Rover
Awesome, thank you! That was the first thing that popped into my head when I found it.
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Diggin this (na)


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If anybody is a 42 and wants to trade me something for this let me know in 10 min or I'm leaving it.



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@the2ndhandman

yes we all want it don't leave it
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Well, they've cottoned on now...

Tripping.
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Wow...does GW do Ebay search for pricing too?
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Wow...does GW do Ebay search for pricing too?
Hell yea they do
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Everybody knows Armani. Start worrying when they catch onto the brands that aren't household names.
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The local stores around here know Thom Browne, Patrick Ervell, Isaia, Loro Piana, etc. They know the stuff better than some of the salesmen at Neimans. It's sad.
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Saw my first Bb black fleece piece in the wild at GW today....just a shiriveled shirt...not what it used to be..
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