Just lookin’ through the cases –

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    • #5863
      tadol
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      My wife, and numerous friends, wonder why I have so many guitars – apparently, the “because I can” or “because I want to” are inadequate responses. So, I’ve decided to go through and really think about each one.  I know this will ultimately lead to some getting sold – but ultimately might just be some time off.

      Heres the first – this is D #4 – its been through a few owners over the years. It’s also been through house fires, camp fires, car crashes, extreme de-humidification, and just about every other calamity that can befall a guitar. Luckily, it’s been brought back to the mothership on more than a few occasions, and they’ve managed to patch it up and get it back to full playability. Some of the cosmetics are less than ideal – but the wear, the damage, the repairs, are all honest and reflect the rather hard life this instrument has had. And it still sounds very good – well aged koa and sitka, the early hand-cut inlays – it bears all the aesthetics that were refined into the incredible guitars we see coming from the shop today. But this one, in 1977, was special, a portent of better things to come  –

      Do I have better guitars than this? Of course! But how could I think of selling it – even if it is, just a guitar –

       

       


      Lots o’ SCGC guitars! But never ask which is my fav

    • #5864
      Dannymeeg
      Participant

      Wow! That’s a super cool guitar!!

    • #5865
      Mr. Jelly
      Participant

      That is cool! Thanks for sharing.


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    • #5868
      Hank
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      I know it can sing……If only it could talk !!!


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #5869
      Chrisakadigdog
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      Whoazer. Now that is a keeper close to the heart kind’ve guitar.  Nice Hank

    • #5870
      Barber Derek
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      It has great character, love the look of it.

    • #5871
      bert
      Participant

      Listening to Yo Yo Ma explain his attachment to his 266yr old Italian cello is all anybody needs to know about bonding with stringed instruments. Bonding with guitars is special is what I believe. amen, bert

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