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    Default What, when, where?

    Presently on SGW. Anyone guess the origin?
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    Registered User Tavy's Avatar
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    Default Re: What, when, where?

    Germany, early 20th century would be my guess.

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    ..... and I’d put the strings at around the same date!

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    Those strings aren't old, they're vintage
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    Those strings aren’t old, they’re ancient

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    You could call them antique.
    Interesting looking instrument.

    A digression-- A few years back, one of the Nashville stores had a Gibson J-35 guitar in their showroom that had been owned by a well-known musician, complete with a letter of provenance and a picture of the former owner with the guitar. I knew the instrument. I had previously done some fret work on it, and knew it to be a good one.

    Problem was, the store decided to leave the previous owner's strings on the guitar, and they were rotten; and the guitar sounded exactly like a guitar with rotten strings. I guess they thought that the previous owner's DNA on the strings would help a sale, but it wasn't working. The guitar had been sitting unsold for a month, and they didn't understand why. I was friendly with the sales guy, so I told him rather bluntly that there was no way they were going to sell it as long as it was wearing those nasty old strings.

    Sales guy: "But they're so-and-so's strings!!"
    Me: "Yeah, but they're rotten and the guitar sounds like ---. Play it and see for yourself. Do you want to sell it or not?"

    So he relented and sent it to the shop. They restrung it and it sold in a few days.

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    What's SGW? Searching that abbreviation turns up many things, some scary, but nothing musical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjmangum View Post
    What's SGW? Searching that abbreviation turns up many things, some scary, but nothing musical.

    shopgoodwill.com

    People claim to have found great deals on this website, but I've found there to be great competition for the name brand instruments and most sell for as much or more than eBay or a vintage music dealer would charge, IMHO. I think the hope is that because it is Goodwill that it will go cheap, it rarely does. One guy bought a Gibson Les Paul for $7K, so he could say he "found it" at the Goodwill....insanity, IMHO.

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