I saw this Guild D-25 hanging on the wall at the Sioux Falls Guitar Center and just for fun I pulled it down and played it for a bit. Thirty minutes later I was still pickin' with a big smile on my face and thinking that playing this guitar felt like catching up with an old friend. Needless to say the guitar came home with me that day.
She was a little rough around the edges but was in overall pretty good shape. Some work was in order though, so off I went to see luthier Josh Rieck in Sioux Falls SD. Josh replaced the old and worn frets with some big jumbos and also crafted a new bone nut and saddle to accommodate the much larger frets. What an amazing job and the set-up is impeccable. This guitar now plays like a dream !!!!
Thank you Josh !!!!!!!
I have replaced the very worn original plastic bridge pins with a set of Tusq bridge pins Wow !!
A really noticeable improvement in the low end response on this guitar.
I have also installed a set of Tone Ninja rosewood tuner buttons for the original Grover tuners. The weight reduction on the headstock is well worth the price and besides that they look fantastic.
Currently the pick up I'm using is my trusty
1990 Guild D-25NT
The Jazz Guitar
My jazz archtop is a custom McKerrihan built for me around 1999 - 2000
It is an absolutely fantastic guitar. Spruce top with maple back and sides The pickup is a Seymour Duncan PAF humbucker.