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Old 08-03-2017, 05:04 PM
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Default Guild T-50 Newark Series

Has anyone tried one of these? Any impressions?

I am looking real close at one. I am looking for a simple, single pickup guitar.

A friend of mine has a Newark Series Guild Aristocrat m-65, that plays great and sounds great.

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Old 08-03-2017, 06:58 PM
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...I am looking for a simple, single pickup guitar...
Check out a Godin Kingpin before you buy - a few hundred bucks less than the Guild, and punches way above its weight...
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:09 PM
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Check out a Godin Kingpin before you buy - a few hundred bucks less than the Guild, and punches way above its weight...
Thanks for the suggestion Steve, I had one, nice guitar, I sold it after awhile, just never bonded with it...
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Another bit of "guidance" you may not need, but the Eastman AR371CE has only one pickup. They're quite nice.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:49 AM
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Thank you for mucking up the waters Mr Scott

Seriously though, thnx for the suggestion. Unfortunately,
there's no one around here that carries Eastman.
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...Unfortunately, there's no one around here that carries Eastman.
Take a day trip to Guitars 'n' Jazz over in Summit - they've got one of the better inventories I've seen - or Rudy's in Lower Manhattan...
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:38 PM
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Well I took the plunge and bought the T-50. Got a great deal on an open box and saved over $200 off the street price.

First off, it is a beautiful looking guitar. Simple controls and nice throaty sounding dog-ear single coil. A P90 of sorts.

Second observation, the neck is very comfortable for me, I have small hands and like to use my thumb over the top, and for this it's great.

Third observation, the pickup (mounted at the neck) is very sensitive. If I tap on the body near the bridge, or on the bridge I get a thump. Is this unusual?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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