MADE IN WESTERLY, RI
Up for consideration is a beautiful Guild / Westerly JF-55-12 NTE 12-String acoustic / electric guitar and original hardshell case.
This guitar is made in 1993 at the Guild factory in Westerly, RI, and widely is considered to be one of the best 12-strings ever made. This same guitar is currently in production as the Guild F512-12, and sells new for $2,999 at the guitar stores, and so here is a rare chance to get one from the more desireable Westerly (pre-Fender) era, with a factory-installed pickup system, and save about $1,000!!!
for 1270 dpi Hi-resolution photos of this guitar. Click HERE for some additional info on Guild Westerly [ 1 | 2 ]. This guitar comes
with a satisfaction
guaranteed, 3-day return policy. This is a world-class 12-string electric
/ acoustic guitar, with a big, bold sound, that can handle both power and finesse, as well as amplification.
* Model: JF55-12 NTE
* Spruce Top
* Ebony Fingerboard
* Abalone Inlay
* Ebony Bridge
* Rosewood Back/Sides
* Factory Preramp
* Original Case
* Made in USA
The guitar is in very good condition with just a few dings and scratches from 2 decades of normal wear. The neck is very straight, and the neck is set for low action on strings 1-5, whereas the action does get a little higher around the 12th fret to allow for loud strumming without any frets buzzing. It excells in both amplified and acoustic departments, and it is a great guitar for use on an amplified stage as well as acoustic gigs, concerts and recordings. This guitar does it all.
Here are 19 quick, 1-take MP3 sound files of myself playing
this guitar, to give you an idea of what to expect. The
guitar is a powerful Jumbo 12-string, and delivers the highly-coveted Guild 12-string acoustic sound with a nice balance between the upper and lower registers, and of course, the amazing 12-string "ring" effect for which Guilds are legendary. These files are using a vintage Neumann U87 mic into a Sony PCM D1, flash recorder, with MP3s made in Logic, with no EQ, compression, or any other special effects.
| Texas Boogie
(Original in E)
(Original, in G)
3 | Jazz Blues
(Standard, in G)
4 | I'm Leaving Now
(Original, in E)
5 | Lunar Melody
(Original, in Em)
6 | Letting Go
(Original, in A)
7 | Harmonic
(Original, in Em)
8 | Dog Walk
(Original, in Am)
Here are several more tracks using the same recording setup:
9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14
15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19
In short, this top-of-the-line Guild 12-string guitar is a World-Class electric acoustic concert and/or recording guitar,
and it would make
a great guitar for live gigs, as well as for studio work. It is a beautiful instrument, very fun to play, and the wide range of acoustic sounds you can get out of it give the flexibility to play in a variety of different styles. It has a powerful voice, but when played softly it also has a very fine shimmering quality. This instrument is one of the best 12-strings you can get at any price, and surprisingly it is still very affordable when compared to the best 6-string acoustics on the market. Also, the Guild Westerly 12-string guitars are considered Guild's best work, and are hence highly sought after and collectable, so this a guitar you can enjoy for many years and probably make some money should you ever decide to sell it!!!
SHIPPING & TERMS
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I do accept Visa, Master Card, AmEx, PayPal, and all the other forms of payment. Thanks for looking. Please ask questions
before bidding. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!! This auction is for
one Guild JF55-12 NTE 12- string guitar and original hardshell case. Extra sets of strings plus a guitar humidifier are also included.
If you are not happy with the guitar for any reason, simply return
it within 3 days (buyer pays shipping both ways).
PLEASE CHECK OUT my other items, including electrics by PRS and Gibson, and several 10-string Classical Harp Guitars in my Current
eBay Auctions, and also see and compare several of my acoustic guitars
that have Recently Sold on eBay.
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