Whats your oldest acoustic?

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  1. slug_maine

    slug_maine Senior Member

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    That's in pretty good shape. I know you don't want to sell it but you ever had it appraised?
     
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  2. mdubya

    mdubya Senior Member

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    I haven't. I have looked at prices enough to know even a perfect one isn't going to let me retire early, nor even trade for a 50's Goldtop with issues. I would just like to make it playable and stable again, leaving as much original as possible.
     
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  3. NJDevil

    NJDevil Senior Member

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    1991 Sigma (by Martin) cutaway. It doesn't have a deep lower bout but awesomely even lows-mids-highs and perfect resonance.
     
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    PAPADON Senior Member

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    72 Guild D40. My first and oldest acoustic. Bought her new just after I got out of the Navy.

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    80 Sigma MIJ D10 Anniversary. I got this one back in the early 80's in a trade for an old stand up piano. It's the best sounding acoustic I've ever owned.

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  5. bblooz

    bblooz Senior Member

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    I've had the fortune to own several near museum pieces, notably a 1915 Lyon & Healy parlor guitar and a 1938 Epiphone Triumph. The oldest in my collection is a wonderful 1955 Guild F-30. It's between a OO and OOO Martin size body. Pix to follow......
     
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  6. auriemma

    auriemma Senior Member

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    Apologies folks for my previous post (an electric in an acoustic thread).
    I was asleep at the stick.
     
  7. bblooz

    bblooz Senior Member

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    As promised - 1955 Guild F-30. Note the original open-book headstock design (used by Guild through early 1964)
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  8. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    Took some "proper" pics of my '34 Martin 0-17 yesterday...

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  9. scott 351 wins

    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    My 1920's Stella by Oscar Schmidt. Bought it from an antique for $40.00. It's in pretty bad shape and is a wall hanger. Has some sort of pearaloid mother of toilet seat fret board covering. FB_IMG_1514598012595.jpg FB_IMG_1514597993286.jpg FB_IMG_1514598038019.jpg FB_IMG_1514598016476.jpg
     
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    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    My 1939 KG-14 Kalamazoo Hawaiian guitar. Bought this at an auction for $10.00. It is in bad shape as well. Had an estimate of $1,350 to get it playable again, if it was a family heirloom I would of had it done. It also hangs on the same wall as the Stella. It came with the original case too.

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    THDNUT Senior Member

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    Not a real good pic but here's me weighing my '49 0-18 Martin. It weighs 3.5 lbs, by the way.
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  12. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Honorable mention to a certain '66 LG-0?
    ;)
     
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  13. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    Unfortunately, I had to send that one to a new home around here to make room for this one, but it would have been fourth (third honorable mention) by age. :)
     
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  14. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    I understand! It was a great lil guitar!
     
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    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    It really had a great sound. I considered offering you first right of refusal, but it had been so little time, that it almost seemed silly.

    For old times sake...

     
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    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Ahh yes..sounds just as sweet.

    It was just passing thru for me..hope it's new owner loves it!
     
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    1918 Gibson L1. Biggest neck I’ve ever played; not a baseball bat... more like a tree. She still sounds great for an old gal. [​IMG]
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    What a great thread! :D

    That L1 is amazing looking! What is the tailpiece made out of? It uses pins to secure the strings ... wow.
     
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    Dilver Senior Member

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    Thanks! The tailpiece is made out of celluloid and the pins are big thick pins made of ebony, like the fretboard. The pickguard was also made of celluloid, but it’s long gone.
     
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