NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

All things guitar, Les Pauls, Strats, Teles, Tokai, Ibanez etc. etc. etc.

Moderators: Slowy, Capt. Black

User avatar
kdawg2a
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 3369
meble-kuchenne.warszawa.pl
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:28 pm
Location: U S and A
Has liked: 240 times
Been liked: 1046 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by kdawg2a »

StrummersOfThunder wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 5:38 am
kdawg2a wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 5:03 am That's a really nice looking piece. Congratulations!
Thanks mate
I knew it’d be a nice looker and ticks a lot of vintage aesthetic boxes for me , but I’m just relived it plays and sounds so good. Always a risk buying an acoustic sight unseen. However I was given a safety net by a guild collector friend of mine who said he’d happily buy it no questions if I decided not to keep it.

As it happens his most recent similar purchase was made in the UK and he payed the same number in British pounds then had the head stock seperate from the body in flight storage and on top of that it needed a neck reset …. :wtf:
You certainly had a better experience than him! It's always a bit nerve wracking buying old guitars, even if you get to try them first.
I'm a big fan of over the top vintage bling and this bad boy ticks all those boxes!
1935 Martin D-45, 1942 Gibson Southern Jumbo,1950 Fender Broadcaster, 1954 Fender Strat, 1958 Gibson Moderne prototype, 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard.
1958 Fender twin, 1965 Vox AC30, 1966 Marshall JTM 45, 1977 Dumble OD Special.
Big black garbage bag full of original Klon Centaurs and TS808s.

User avatar
olegmcnoleg
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 5561
Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:26 am
Location: Awkland
Has liked: 862 times
Been liked: 742 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by olegmcnoleg »

Huge congratulations Ant. Looks fantastic and from how you describe the sound you got a good one. :-)

I think you nailed it in terms of the ‘headroom’ description above. These guitars have that in spades. They are favoured by some recording studios—(along with the smaller Guild 12 string) for their smooth, compressed tone.

It also looks fantastic.

User avatar
StrummersOfThunder
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 7192
Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:23 pm
Has liked: 814 times
Been liked: 1304 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by StrummersOfThunder »

olegmcnoleg wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 7:07 am Huge congratulations Ant. Looks fantastic and from how you describe the sound you got a good one. :-)

I think you nailed it in terms of the ‘headroom’ description above. These guitars have that in spades. They are favoured by some recording studios—(along with the smaller Guild 12 string) for their smooth, compressed tone.

It also looks fantastic.
Thanks Oleg. Yep was a bit of a gamble but it payed off I think.

User avatar
robthemac
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 8594
Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Has liked: 1105 times
Been liked: 1421 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by robthemac »

Really interesting experience having all three in the room together. Our recording setup seemed to emphasise some quite harsh frequencies that were not noticeable in the room. The Guild is jangly and scooped but by no means harsh. The Taylor is my baby and I don't think there are many guitars that sound as sweet when played gently. It craps out when hit hard, and the recordings demonstrated this pretty accurately. The Martin actually recorded very well, and I wondered if it was because of the older strings making in naturally more rolled-off and avoiding the harshness that came with the recording setup.

Overall I think Ants and I were both happy with our respective acoustics.
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

User avatar
codedog
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 6730
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:44 pm
Location: Christchurch
Has liked: 3485 times
Been liked: 1088 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by codedog »

robthemac wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 7:37 am Really interesting experience having all three in the room together. Our recording setup seemed to emphasise some quite harsh frequencies that were not noticeable in the room. The Guild is jangly and scooped but by no means harsh. The Taylor is my baby and I don't think there are many guitars that sound as sweet when played gently. It craps out when hit hard, and the recordings demonstrated this pretty accurately. The Martin actually recorded very well, and I wondered if it was because of the older strings making in naturally more rolled-off and avoiding the harshness that came with the recording setup.

Overall I think Ants and I were both happy with our respective acoustics.
Yes yes yes... very good... very interesting. Now... when are you going to give us the answer?!

User avatar
robthemac
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 8594
Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Has liked: 1105 times
Been liked: 1421 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by robthemac »

Alphabetical order: Guild, Martin, Taylor.
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

User avatar
codedog
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 6730
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:44 pm
Location: Christchurch
Has liked: 3485 times
Been liked: 1088 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by codedog »

robthemac wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 7:44 am Alphabetical order: Guild, Martin, Taylor.
Awesome, thanks for that! They're all very nice. Whose is the Martin?

User avatar
robthemac
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 8594
Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Has liked: 1105 times
Been liked: 1421 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by robthemac »

codedog wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 8:06 am
robthemac wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 7:44 am Alphabetical order: Guild, Martin, Taylor.
Awesome, thanks for that! They're all very nice. Whose is the Martin?
A non-forumite friend of ours. I regret not restringing it last night, but we had a bit to get done during our time.
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

User avatar
codedog
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 6730
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:44 pm
Location: Christchurch
Has liked: 3485 times
Been liked: 1088 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by codedog »

robthemac wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 8:18 am
codedog wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 8:06 am
robthemac wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 7:44 am Alphabetical order: Guild, Martin, Taylor.
Awesome, thanks for that! They're all very nice. Whose is the Martin?
A non-forumite friend of ours. I regret not restringing it last night, but we had a bit to get done during our time.
It sounded like it could be a great all-rounder.

User avatar
StrummersOfThunder
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 7192
Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:23 pm
Has liked: 814 times
Been liked: 1304 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by StrummersOfThunder »

codedog wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 8:25 am
robthemac wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 8:18 am
codedog wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 8:06 am

Awesome, thanks for that! They're all very nice. Whose is the Martin?
A non-forumite friend of ours. I regret not restringing it last night, but we had a bit to get done during our time.
It sounded like it could be a great all-rounder.
Definitely, but I have to say the neck is not to my liking at all. Super thin and not substantial.

vintage52
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 1619
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:01 pm
Has liked: 368 times
Been liked: 129 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by vintage52 »

I had a 77-78.

Most prominent comment I got was how loud and rich it was.

Could never really tell sitting behind it.

Played so well.

Dude I sold it to had the blonde model as well.

Lovely guitars.

On a visit to my chiropractor, he asked me if I'd got a new guitar.
I asked how could he tell.
He said their was a stressor in my right shoulder and to play it standing up!!

Certainly miss it!!
Wellington

User avatar
StrummersOfThunder
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 7192
Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:23 pm
Has liked: 814 times
Been liked: 1304 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by StrummersOfThunder »

vintage52 wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 10:40 am I had a 77-78.

Most prominent comment I got was how loud and rich it was.

Could never really tell sitting behind it.

Played so well.

Dude I sold it to had the blonde model as well.

Lovely guitars.

On a visit to my chiropractor, he asked me if I'd got a new guitar.
I asked how could he tell.
He said their was a stressor in my right shoulder and to play it standing up!!

Certainly miss it!!
Loud and rich is certainly a good description
Haha that’s pretty funny

User avatar
robthemac
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 8594
Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Has liked: 1105 times
Been liked: 1421 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by robthemac »

StrummersOfThunder wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 4:36 am Here are the test instruments with the gretsch officiating
Robbies guitar room has shades of guitar practice space/ heroin den/halfway house / turkish sauna. Glad he'd tidied up a bit.

Image
In my defence the Guitar Sauna has been more of a wife's spare bedroom recently. Two sick kids under three make the chance to fuck off out of earshot for a night an absolute blessing. And my wife is not the tidiest person on earth...
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

User avatar
StrummersOfThunder
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 7192
Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:23 pm
Has liked: 814 times
Been liked: 1304 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by StrummersOfThunder »

robthemac wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 5:34 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 4:36 am Here are the test instruments with the gretsch officiating
Robbies guitar room has shades of guitar practice space/ heroin den/halfway house / turkish sauna. Glad he'd tidied up a bit.

Image
In my defence the Guitar Sauna has been more of a wife's spare bedroom recently. Two sick kids under three make the chance to fuck off out of earshot for a night an absolute blessing. And my wife is not the tidiest person on earth...
That tooootally explains the drug paraphernalia and oiled Turkish sailors

User avatar
Slowy
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 22753
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:13 pm
Location: Orcland
Has liked: 1016 times
Been liked: 2478 times

Re: NGD: 1975 Guild f50r

Post by Slowy »

codedog wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 8:06 am
robthemac wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 7:44 am Alphabetical order: Guild, Martin, Taylor.
Awesome, thanks for that! They're all very nice. Whose is the Martin?
See, the ridiculous amount of money you and I have spent on acoustics paid off. :D

Be quiet Oleg..........
Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. This is as true of humans as it is of gas molecules in a sealed flask. The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who so survive.

Post Reply