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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / Identify Hoboken or Westerly



Feb 21st, 2012 08:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hi everyone. I've been lurking and registered for a while now but this is my first entry.

I have a SFIII with a ser. #EK in the 1300's which is 1966 according to the Guild chart.

I'm trying to determine if it is a Hoboken or Westerly build. The label inside has a Hoboken NJ address. Is this enough to say it is definitely a Hoboken guitar? That's the year they moved the factory to Westerly I believe.

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Feb 21st, 2012 08:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

I would say it IS a Hoboken build.

However, I'd check with the folks over in the Guild Forum to be sure.


(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 08:56 AM, Feb 21st, 2012)



Feb 21st, 2012 09:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thank you 6. I'm not registered over there, but I did search some of the archives without any conclusions. I thought I'd inquire of some of the Guild experts here as well.

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Feb 21st, 2012 05:52 PM   Edit   Profile  


Guild didn't acquire the building in Westerly until 1967, and it took a few years to set it up and go into full production

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