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wow you sure talked to the right person! good for you!
Old 02-23-2012, 12:15 PM
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what do they want you to do with the old one, send it to them?
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i would look at guild. fender never has made a great acoustic guitar.
Old 02-23-2012, 12:20 PM
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I just was as polite as I can be and simply wanted them to refinish it. They stopped doing that a while ago. I might have to see what Fender sells and make a decision. I already have an acoustic and electric guitar and don't know if the ones in this price range are anything special. The want me to send the old one back. I bet they have a warehouse full of them.
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I would definitely go with Guild. The problem is you'll have to kick in some cash since everything is above $1250 or way below ($700-800). I'd go for this or a nice 12 string...
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:28 PM
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yea. put it towards a 52 telecaster hot rod
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:56 PM
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There ya go! My son has an older reissue like that and loves it!
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I used to work at Tacoma, back in the mid-late 90's, when they were still located in Tacoma.

Was it a guitar from that period? I don't know when Fender bought them and moved them.

They had a lot of problems back then. And I mean, a lot. Green wood, huge rejection rates from Washburn, who they also built for. Their method of leveling fretboards before fretting was just stupid.
Tacoma was a part of an Asian piano company called Young Chang. They were originally built in Korea, but had a 100 percent rejection rate. They moved operations to the US to put the Made in USA stamp on them, hoping people would buy them.

the Electric Papoose they made was my idea. I pushed them to built an electric, which they said they never would.

I was once told that a guy died while at the opening ceremony of the factory. They stuck him in the corner and proceeded with the ceremony.
Do you ever remember any practices at Tacoma where they would brand (burn into the top of a guitar) a number 2? I have a Thunderhawk Baritone that has a 2 with a circle around it branded onto the case and in the center of the lower bout. Someone was kind enough to put a tortoise shell circle over it. Finish is pealing off it all over anyway.

Just wondered if you had any inside info.
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Do you ever remember any practices at Tacoma where they would brand (burn into the top of a guitar) a number 2? I have a Thunderhawk Baritone that has a 2 with a circle around it branded onto the case and in the center of the lower bout. Someone was kind enough to put a tortoise shell circle over it. Finish is pealing off it all over anyway.

Just wondered if you had any inside info.
I believe that designates a factory second. But that was a long,long time ago...
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I've built, and finished, and restored a number of instruments. In my experience, when I strip off heavier finishes, the instrument improves. It might not be as pretty, but, the sound gets better. (edit- In my experience, the stripping of finish will not add warmth). It will not make a $100 guitar sound like a $10,000 guitar, but it might make it sound like an $800 guitar.

I remember a friend with an epoxy coated mandolin. I shaved through (must have been) 1-2mm of finish on the top- with a DREMEL tool! The instrument came to life. Louder, livelier. Much happier. Never an f5 gibson, but it made you want to play the thing, as opposed to sell it on CL.

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Good on Fender for standing behind the flaky Tacoma product! How about getting a 12-string?
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Good on Fender for standing behind the flaky Tacoma product! How about getting a 12-string?
Thread is from 7 years ago.
Old 09-08-2019, 07:21 AM
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Snootycoffee tricked me.

And 89911 left us hanging.

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