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Old 09-13-2008, 04:06 PM
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I own a Conrad acoustic guitar that I bought second hand in 1978 or 1979 when it was about one year old. I am finally upgrading to a Taylor and am trying to find ought what I can about this instrument before I put it up for sale.
It is a Model 40214, SN 97371, with a spruce top and what looks to be mahogany sides and back. I think the top is solid but am not sure. The guitar came with an adjustable bridge which I had removed and fitted it with a bone saddle.
Can anyone shed any light on this guitar or give me an estimate of its worth? Two small knicks but other than that it is in great shape.
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:41 PM
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Welcome to the AGF family, Ken! Glad you've joined us.

I'm sorry I can't tell you anything about your Conrad, but I can tell you that many of us have regretted getting rid of our beloved first guitars. I'd recommend keeping your old friend, giving it a place of honor even when it is replaced as your daily player.

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Old 09-13-2008, 07:58 PM
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I found a site that has a Conrad catalogue from the 70's listed.
It appears if you join the site and login, you can view the pages....maybe you can obtain some info that way....
Looks like it was a Japanese company...

http://www.vintaxe.com/catalogs_japanese_conrad.htm
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A number of different kinds of instruments were made in Japan in the 40s-70s (and maybe later) under the Conrad brand name. A friend of mine had a nice all black Conrad guitar in the late 70s. Until recently, I had a Conrad banjo that I picked up in the 70s. They are generally regarded as good quality entry/intermediate level instruments. Most were not particularly expensive when new. If you watch eBay you can probably get an idea of what used ones are going for now.

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I found a site that has a Conrad catalogue from the 70's listed.
It appears if you join the site and login, you can view the pages....maybe you can obtain some info that way....
Looks like it was a Japanese company...

http://www.vintaxe.com/catalogs_japanese_conrad.htm
Thanks very much!!!!

However, the money hungry jerks at that site want you to pay a monthly subscription! Good luck with that, chaps.

Not to moan and groan, but I certainly wouldn't want to profit from something of that nature. I have plenty of catalogs from a different industry that I gleefully shared with anyone and everyone who wanted it. And why not? There is too much info on current gear, and rare items like these need to live on. Live, I say, Live!

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You can tell if the top is solid by looking at the edge of the soundhole. If its solid you'll see the edge of the grain. If its laminate you'll see the individual layers.
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