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Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Dog Bite, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Dog Bite

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    IMG_2928.JPG IMG_2930.JPG IMG_2932.JPG IMG_2933.JPG IMG_2934.JPG I bought this guitar at a thrift store some time ago. They were just putting it behind the counter. I took it home and played it some then put it away and thought who would donate a nice guitar like this. All solid wood with ebony fret board and bridge, mahogany bolt on neck, maple sides and back with spruce top. Bone nut and saddle. No label I cad see. I think it might be a student built guitar from the Galloup School. I'll try and post a YT vid of some building a similar guitar. Whattaya think?
     
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    IMG_2935.JPG IMG_2936.JPG IMG_2937.JPG IMG_2938.JPG IMG_2940.JPG IMG_2941.JPG IMG_2942.JPG More pics
     
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    Looks like a well-made import.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    It looks a lot like this guys build at the Galloup school to me. But I really have no idea.
     
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    Looks like a winner to me!
     
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    Even if it wasn’t cheap it looks like a great buy.
     
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    The case is worth more that the $50 I paid. It's got a pickup under the bridge to boot. I'ts in Jersey with a lot of my gear I'm plannin to get once the weather breaks. I'll get a mirror in there and look for some kind of label if there is one.
     
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    Wow!
     
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    I say heck yeah!
    $50? Impossible to go wrong.
     
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    This mystery looks pretty good. I hope the top is solid spruce AND the back/sides are solid maple! I don't like that I see the neck has a bolt in the heel. Never liked that but Taylor seems to make that work fine! Enjoy.
     
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    Howzit play/sound?
     
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    Nice find!

    But, you know, for not much more money you could get a brand new Hannah Montana guitar.
     
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    Beautiful guitar, very nice find!
     
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    Sweet! HNGD!
     
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    Collings, Bourgeois, Taylor, Huss and Dalton, Gallagher, Lakewood- lots of high end acoustics have bolt-on necks. Martin, Santa Cruz, Gibson, and Larrivee are about the only big acoustic manufacturers who still stick to dovetails. I have a Taylor, but had no idea when I bought it 20 years ago that it had a bolt on neck. I don't think I ever would have known any different until the internet came along.:)

    That's a BEAUTIFUL guitar, by the way.
     
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    Thanks for the input everyone. I haven't spent much time at all playing it, I took the photos and it's been in the case waiting to bring to my place in Mt. I haven't plugged it into an amp yet but my initial impressions are very good. Moving is a pita, how did I accumulate so much stuff lol
     
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    Looks very nice! Hope it plays and sounds as good as it looks.
     
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    Looks like a quality instrument. Love a good find!
     
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