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Old 06-30-2020, 06:44 AM
Steve DeRosa Steve DeRosa is offline
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Originally Posted by davidbeinct View Post
I’m smitten with the idea of owning an archtop and love Guilds, so I keep looking at this:
It’s more than I can spend right now but only a bit above your budget. Neck sounds about right?
A .89 first-fret measurement is definitely on the thick side - in this case it's reflective of their New York Epiphone roots, as is the three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany construction (FYI many of the Italian craftsmen from lower Manhattan made the move to Guild and Gretsch when Epiphone had labor issues - both were only a short train ride away, in Hoboken and Brooklyn respectively) - but with a weight just over five pounds it's probably a real tone monster...
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