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Bob Muller


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Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 10:51 am    
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I just got this 74 LDG, It is in almost new condition. It is hard to get a photo to show the color right, but it's very dark green. The guitar shows no wear at all, and is all original.




















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gary pierce


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Rossville TN
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 11:20 am    
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Looks brand new to me, very nice.
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Dana Blodgett


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Post  Posted 3 May 2019 11:42 am    
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Oh mman...I am drooling!
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Aaron Johnson


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Lemoore, CA
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 12:04 pm    
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Beautiful!
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Jack Goodson


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Post  Posted 3 May 2019 12:40 pm     price?
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what is the price?....thanks jack
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Johnie King


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 1:03 pm    
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Time Capsule steel beautiful.
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Kyle Everson


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Nashville, Tennessee
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 1:52 pm    
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Beautiful guitar Bob!
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 2:56 pm    
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Stunning!
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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 2:57 pm    
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Not a ray of sunlight has sullied that finish.
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Brian Hollands


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Franklin, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 3:08 pm    
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Amen, that thing is gorgeous. Post a few more pics for those of us who want it but can't have it...
Sweet
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Carl Williams


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Oklahoma
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 5:18 pm    
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Forum Private Message sent Bob...Thanks, Carl
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Bob Muller


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Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 7:06 pm    
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I looked for a long time to find one like this, I dont have any plans to sell it at this time.
















I am having a hard time trying to get the color to look right in the photos, but I can tell you I don't think there is any fade at all.
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Andy DePaule


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Saigon, Viet Nam & Harrisburg, Oregon
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 8:37 pm     Nice find Bob
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Nice find Bob, Whoa! Shocked
Now your collection is getting close to done?
I know, "Never."
Congratulations!
Best wishes,
Andy Very Happy
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Joe Cook


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Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 8:46 pm    
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Really nice, Bob! Congrats on finding a beauty. Whoa!
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Bob Bestor


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Ashland, OR
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 8:50 pm    
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Wow!
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Bob Muller


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Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 10:54 pm     Re: Nice find Bob
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Andy DePaule wrote:
Nice find Bob, Whoa! Shocked
Now your collection is getting close to done?
I know, "Never."
Congratulations!
Best wishes,
Andy Very Happy


Hi Andy, I try hard not to expand anymore but this one I could not resist.
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Ken Byng


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Southampton, England
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 11:21 pm    
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That guitar has been stored in an underground cave. Laughing Not a hint of any decolourisation.
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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post  Posted 4 May 2019 6:43 am    
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Wow super nice and yes incredible to find any Sho~bud that hasn't faded due to the element not being covered. Lloyd told me; if he wasn't sitting at his LDG; it was COVERED...is why his still looks original emerald green. Bob you seemed to have found the first "Un-textured" and first 3-D fretboard LDG that is still round front. Lloyd got his of course at the inception of the LDG in May 1973. So for the first whole year of the LDG> May 1973 to May 1974; the underneath was textured with a spray that featured a little emerald green added to it. Then June 1974(the month/year yours was born) they started to move towards the new "The Pro~II Custom" innovations...which one at a time, no specific order, were: Non-texture underneath; new 3-D fretboard; a extra raise hole added to any string raising twice and fixed rods to pullers for nylon tuning; new body and endplate design"square front"; narrow pedals....and then on from there.....but all this started happening at from June '74 to end of 1974 and the LDG's followed new innovations of The Pro~II Custom of course...and on from there. So yours is indeed more of the first year LDG then any innovations that were starting to happen.....So Awesome to see it Bob...thanks for sharing.
Ricky
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Bob Muller


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Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 4 May 2019 10:04 am    
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Ricky, I had not planned on buying any more guitars, but I could not pass on this one. It has all of the features that I would have ordered if I bought one new.The changer is single up, single down, has brass berrel tuners and Hex head rods. The pickup has the coil tap, still has large pedals with no wear on the surface, and the round front. The fretboard is mounted with screws, and is in perfect condition. It has to be one of the first of the newer designed guitars. Best of all the sound is wonderful.
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Dustin Rigsby


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Parts Unknown, Ohio
Post  Posted 4 May 2019 5:15 pm    
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I know the good book says thou shalt not covet, but it gets awful hard when you see something like this...😥
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Benton Allen


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Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA
Post  Posted 5 May 2019 3:12 pm    
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WOW!
Was it ever out of the case?
Beautiful!
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Eddie Freeman


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Natchez Mississippi
Post  Posted 6 May 2019 8:47 am     Ldg
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Oh man, got to be the end of the raimbow!!
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Dave Hepworth


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West Yorkshire, UK
Post  Posted 6 May 2019 10:59 am    
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Awesome find.I had one ,albeit later pot metal version.It had a simply incredible tone which was reproducible at every gig. It's action was as light as a feather .However if I had to criticise It would be lack of sustain especially on the higher register above fret 12 .Probably due to its 24 inch scale length .This didn't detract too much as its tone overuled everything.
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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post  Posted 6 May 2019 3:06 pm    
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Dave read my very informative post above????
These first year LDG's are NOTHING like any LDG made after 1974. Wood changed; metal changed; changers changed; fretboards changed...etc......I can go on and on....
The first year is AGAIN 1973 to 1974; then the LDG Changed in almost every way and so did the playability and the sound and the sustain...etc..
Ricky
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Bob Muller


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Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 6 May 2019 3:42 pm    
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Here are a couple shots of the guitar with indoor lighting, this is closer to what I see looking at it.

Dave, the tone and sustain are both great on this guitar!


















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