Del Vecchio Dinamico for sale

Postby PhilHunt » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:50 pm

George Gruhn has a Del Vecchio for sale if anyone is interested. Nice one with V soundholes. $1500
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Re: Del Vecchio Dinamico for sale

Postby smokymtguitar09 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:21 pm

The details states it is VG ++, whatever that means for a Del Vecchio,
with a 23" scale. Is that the common scale for a Del Vecchio?
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Re: Del Vecchio Dinamico for sale

Postby guitarchuck » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:45 pm

Ronnie,
This one is the same scale as Chet's short scale Del Vecchio. His had the "V" soundholes too. If I had the money I would seriously check into this one! Mine is a long scale. I would like to have one like this too. You don't find the short scale "V" soundhole Del Vecchio's very often!
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Re: Del Vecchio and Haile for sale

Postby bill park » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:38 am

He also has a Haile that looks a lot like the Smithsonian one.... ?
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Re: Del Vecchio Dinamico for sale

Postby guitarchuck » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:59 am

From the Gruhn website:
EXC, spruce top, cypress back and sides, mahogany neck, fancy pearl and ebony top trim, interior label reads "Handcrafted especially for my friend, Chet Atkins. A great artist and humanitarian. Hascal Haile, Luthier. 10/14/72", Morgan Monroe HC... $10,000


It makes you wonder who had this guitar. I guess it could be possibly the Smithsonian guitar. I would like to great the full story on it.
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Re: Del Vecchio Dinamico for sale

Postby PhilHunt » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:20 pm

George also has a Barbero classical for sale for $300....although it has the flamenco slip tuners.
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Re: Del Vecchio Dinamico for sale

Postby Douglas » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:47 pm

Just got off the phone with Gruhn guitars as I was going to buy the DV! Regarding condition, the neck angle is off and needs a reset, and the frets are not accurate. Would make a great slide guitar, but that's not why most of us would want one :D . Took a pass on purchasing it as I don't want the headaches and expense of the reset and re-fret/new fingerboard to get it to play like Chet's (not to mention a truss rod installation which would probably be worthwhile). That being said, might be a good project for someone out there with the skill set to do the repairs themselves.
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Re: Del Vecchio Dinamico for sale

Postby bill park » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:27 pm

Douglas wrote:the neck angle is off and needs a reset, and the frets are not accurate...

So it's pretty much like most DelVecchios, eh? :lol:
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Re: Del Vecchio Dinamico for sale

Postby Greg Butler » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:37 pm

Any idea what a project like that would cost? By the way, what is Gruhn asking for the Del Vecchio?
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Re: Del Vecchio Dinamico for sale

Postby Norm » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:25 pm

Phil said they were asking 1500.00

As for repair cost I think it would depend on who did it. A reset for a Gretsch runs around 300.00 I think. Whether it would be the same for this I don't know.

The larger issue is making a new fingerboard that is scaled for that bridge placement. Once the old fingerboard is off a competent repair guy should be able to suggest a reenforecing rod if not a bona fide adjustable version.
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

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That should do it.
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