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Offline Pdx

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D-50S questions
« on: February 01, 2017, 06:36:41 PM »
Hello all, I found a D-50S that has not been treated the best, but is solid with a good neck angle. Below the D-50S stamp is 1950.  It has a solid top and presumably a solid back of rosewood. I believe the sides are laminated as the interior grain looks to go at a slightly different angle than the exterior.  It has herringbone around the back and front, ebony board with cool vintage D-42 style inlays, a rosewood bridge and a Martin style headstock. Any information I can get on this guitar?  Is it all solid?

Patrick

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Re: D-50S questions
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 08:48:44 AM »
spruce top solid rosewood back and sides made between late 70's ( I believe 77 was the first year ) to 82 in average shape blue bood says 250 - 300 and more then likely Japanese made ( Yamaki ).    ship
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Re: D-50S questions
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 02:26:19 PM »
I bought it. It needs a new saddle, which I should be picking up today. 










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Re: D-50S questions
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 03:48:28 PM »
A nice one!
Can you make a detail photo of the rosette and the fingerboard inlays? (please.. :P)
Is the pickguard plastic glued-on or wood under finish?
The little star is funny, I guess it's personal.
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