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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:48 am 
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I need some help. I have this Rader acoustic guitar that was handmade which I bought a few years ago. Can anyone help identify who built it and some info about it's provenance.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:59 am 
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I guess I'll give this a bump. Thanks for reading it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:46 pm 
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Otherdoc,
I do not know the builder.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:20 pm 
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Thiat's a tough one. There isn't a whole lot on the label to use in an internet search. Where did you get it from. It was only made 6 years ago, it coulnd't have changed hands too many times. Did the previous owner tell you anything about it? Have you posted this question on other guitar/guitar making fora? There are plenty out there, maybe someone will recognize the name.

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Put an inspection mirror inside the box, and look for any other text - maybe a signature, materials, hopefully a city and state.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:10 am 
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Bryan Bear wrote:
Thiat's a tough one. There isn't a whole lot on the label to use in an internet search. Where did you get it from. It was only made 6 years ago, it coulnd't have changed hands too many times. Did the previous owner tell you anything about it? Have you posted this question on other guitar/guitar making fora? There are plenty out there, maybe someone will recognize the name.


Thanks for your response. I got it from a dealer in Alabama who said it was traded in by a professional musician, which makes sense as it is pretty and has excellent action and tone. He did not remember who the guy was, and the store has changed hands since I bought it. I have put the info on Danny Raders facebook page but no luck yet.
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I wondered if you thought it was Danny Rader, but the initials on the label don't seem like DR to me. I wonder if he has a family member that builds?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:39 am 
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Hmm, If Danny Rader had a family member who makes guitars would he be trading in #8 at a music store? I would think that he would keep it.

It could be a case of another (unrelated) Rader giving an early guitar to a local pro in hopes of getting exposure. Though if that were the case I would have expected more info on the label. . . Who knows.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:10 pm 
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Thanks for the ideas. I think the initials are TR, but not sure.
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Edit: I did the suggested look with a mirror but other than seeing the Fishman stuff inside there are no other markings. Curiouser and curiouser?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:29 am 
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otherDoc wrote:
Thanks for the ideas. I think the initials are TR, but not sure.
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Edit: I did the suggested look with a mirror but other than seeing the Fishman stuff inside there are no other markings. Curiouser and curiouser?

I guess I'll give this a bump so it doesn't disappear forever.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:21 am 
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I did a google and bing image compare search against the bridge since it is such a unique looking design. I didn't get any matches but I did get to see a TON of unique bridge designs. :)

Also saw your ebay listing. ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:05 pm 
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bcombs510 wrote:
I did a google and bing image compare search against the bridge since it is such a unique looking design. I didn't get any matches but I did get to see a TON of unique bridge designs. :)

Yes I did put it on Ebay but more as information gathering in the hope that someone recognizes it.
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Also saw your ebay listing. ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:49 am 
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:36 am 
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Well I just found out that the "FBG" on the label does not stand for "Froggy Bottom Guitar". No luck there!
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