Still have the Guild. It's an F40 with the jumbo body and arched back. Bought it in 1975. Some yrs. ago my dad gave me his 1940 Epiphone "Broadway" guitar. Dad played the big band music. He was very good too.
I never played bass. I started out my music career on drums but thought I'd give the guitar a try. Playing guitar was fun but more of a challenge for me when it came to lead work. I enjoyed playing guitar but realized that I was a natural at drums and went back to drumming. Been playing the skins now for about 30 yrs.
This is pretty neat. I remembered the Guild but not the drums. Guitars on the brain. Well this story has taken a interesting turn. I found and bought a 1974 Guild F-40 Sunburst Archback Acoustic recently and I just love it. Is yours a SB or natural finish. Mine is beat as hel& but sounds and plays fantastic. I have had a few really good acoustics including Gibsons and Martins and this Guild is just incredible. I am a avid reader of Vintage Guitar magazine for over 20 years. I tried finding a Guild F-40 and the only one I found was on the Internet and it was in Japan. Then to find you have one just makes it really amazing. I found that they were made in Westerly, Rhode Island and are considered the best acoustics that Guild made. I am familier with the Epiphone also and between those you have two great guitars for a drummer. LOL I wish I bought my Guild new as my search for the perfect acoustic would have ended 37 years ago. Well I am amazed Phil.
This is interesting Mike. Mine is a natural finish. I would put it in the excellent cond. category. Not perfect. I did play jobs with it for a few yrs. Mostly solo. Did have a friend who could play about any instrument you put in front of him. He played a mean lap steel like Dave Lindley. Good fiddler too. It's in a hardshell case and been well taken care of. I love this guitar but at this time I'm trying to get an appraisal. My old band is back together and I need to buy some new drum equipment. I tried a lot of acoustic guitars before settling on my Guild. My first guitar was a National Dobro. Don't ask me why I bought it. The only SB model I ever saw was on TV and Hoyt Axton was playing it. You are well versed in your guitars my friend and like you I am amazed at how small a world it can be. This is a real pleasure to talk about. Not many people today realize how nice a guitar Guild's are. I talked to a guy at a music shop and he was born the year this guitar was built. He didn't know Guild guitars that well. You are right I do have 2 nice guitars for a drummer. But for about 5 yrs. I really enjoyed playing. Drums are my natural talent and where I could make money playing also.