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Globally it displays some very minor marks, but there are no major cosmetic or any structural issues to notate.
The back of the body has a few minor impressions, and small marks, but it's all minimal.
Being a light colored wood, Maple worked out better for the brighter sunburst finishes, and like many instrument manufacturing companies of the day who were scrambling to meet production deadlines and fill orders, occasionally this rule did not apply.
This bass also features a Mahogany neck with wood sourced from PERU, topped with a Rosewood fingerboard with Dot inlays and the now iconic and very regal "Chesterfield" headstock logo, finished off with an aluminum Starfire-designated Truss Rod cover. I have examined, tested, serviced and set-up this instrument and found it to be factory-correct and unmolested in every way.
I acquired this bass from a talented local LA producer/bassist friend about 25 years ago while running my Vintage store.
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Will the GAD at 30yoa sound as sweet as one of my older Guilds does right now? The Guild Guitar Company is a United States-based guitar manufacturer founded in by Alfred Dronge, While not a discrete brand, in the early s, FMIC created a new line of Guild acoustic guitars called the GAD-series, which stood for "Guild Acoustic Design." As with the other import lines, these guitars were based on past and present. Rich guitars, the years, holding a list instruments manufactured by luthier s.
My JF is #GAD, and I got it directly from the Fender factory showroom from a friend who worked Holloway Harp Guitar.
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Because of its beauty and allure, I decided not to offer it for sale and it subsequently never made it onto the walls of my shop and ended up in my collection. The bass is now 52 years old and has been safely stored since acquiring it and has subsequently been spared all of the "circulation" that most instruments being offered online today have undergone.