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Here are pics of the Giannini guitar we will be rebuilding...


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Here are pics of the guitar showing some of the problems Tim and I will be fixing...

 

http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/boggs.com/GianniniRepair/giannini071904_01.JPG

 

http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/boggs.com/GianniniRepair/giannini071904_02.JPG

 

http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/boggs.com/GianniniRepair/giannini071904_03.JPG

 

http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/boggs.com/GianniniRepair/giannini071904_04.JPG

 

http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/boggs.com/GianniniRepair/giannini071904_05.JPG

 

Yes, I am whacked but I will learn a lot from this and make the owner deleriously happy (I pray)... Boggs

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What do you estimate the current and restored value to be?

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No clue. It is not an expensive guitar, though, from what I gather. It doesn't really matter, because it sounds sweet despite its problems and is the owner's most favorite and inspirational guitar. It's his baby. I feel more than honored to be entrusted with its care. My wife introduced herself to him as my wife and he just handed it to her to bring back with her from the Renaissance Faire and said, "I've seen his work and I trust him..." Could've knocked us both over with a feather duster! Boggs
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Should be duck soup, piece of cake, slap a little bondo on 'er to patch the hole and paint it day-glo orange :eek: ...good as new! Just kidding, can't wait to see the after pics! Keep us posted, Boggs.
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Wow! That thing looks like it might be worth some buck? Has the guy researched it just to be sure that it's not worth anything? (Not that you would do bad work, but sometimes repairs will decrease the value of a product because it's not original and has lost some of the sound qualities of the aged wood.)
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I remember when these Gianini Guitars were pretty readily available in the late 70s/early 80s. I recall that they were pretty good quality instruments at a very budget price. I think the street price on them at the time was in the $150-$250 range. I may be off on that. I think they also made a steel-string model as well. I haven't seen one of these in years.

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Originally posted by Mudcat:

I remember when these Gianini Guitars were pretty readily available in the late 70s/early 80s. I recall that they were pretty good quality instruments at a very budget price. I think the street price on them at the time was in the $150-$250 range. I may be off on that. I think they also made a steel-string model as well. I haven't seen one of these in years.

De Ja Vu! I had one of those ... looked just like it! I haven't thought of that guitar in a long time and don't remember what I paid for it. Probably not much since I was 16 or 17 and making $2.50/hr at the time. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. ;)
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I played a steel-string Giannini once, a twelve-string if I remember correctly. It was cool, but nothing super remarkable, other than its unusual styling.

 

There's a famous photo of Jimmy Page with one, taken years ago; I think the photographer's name was Jim Marshall (no relation to the amp-maker).

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