Unexpected New Old Guild Day

Aahzz

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So I had my PRS S2 Custom 22 up for sale on Craigslist, looking to finance stuff to move forward with my budding solo acoustic career. Mainly a column PA of some sort, and perhaps a preamp.

Got an email today, though asking "would you be interested in a 1980 Guild D40 built in Westerly?". Why yes, yes I would. She's in phenomenal condition for a 42 year old, and sounds amazing. HUGE neck, but very playable.

I've always had a thing for old Guilds, but have never owned one. Now I do :).

I'm not positive that I'll get along with the neck in the long run, but we'll see. Right now I'm enjoying the living heck out of her.

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Mrs Aahzz is generally pretty "meh" when I bring home new gear. To be fair, I've done it rather a lot over the years. She came home last night and looked at it like "nice guitar". Then I strummed an A Minor and she said "OH!". Played a little bit and she said "Well that's just beautiful".

This guitar has clearly been played quite a bit in the 42 years that it's existed, and just sings with all of the openness one would want from a nicely aged all solid wood guitar :D.
 
I just put it on Craigslist because I'm not adjusting to the neck....
Kinda hard to keep up with all the comings and goings at Chez Aahzz!

When I ordered my PS acoustic, I forgot to specify the narrower neck (there was a narrower neck option on the Core models at the time). So mine came with the 'finger style' wider neck.

Still takes a minute or so for my fingers to make the transition from my electrics to the acoustic 9 years later! On the other hand, from Day One the guitar has sounded so spectacular that I'd never sell it.
 
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