Re: RE Montaya guitar

Posted by Dennis DeVore on Sat, 10/21/06 - 16:32:50.

: I see 3 people including myself have these montaya,s and noone knows anything about them,my label inside does state that it was made at the Hyosung Corp. Made in Korea,also its a model D-51,almost looks like an acoustic gibson dove copy..can anyone advise me of this and maybe what the price of this was?? Thanx ..dale ...:0

I also just aquired a D-51, and it is definitely a Dove copy. It is in excellent shap, needs set up which I'm working on. For old rusty strings, it has a remarkable good sound, and is playable as is. I too would like to find some history on the Montaya gutiars. Harmony Central has 4 guitars listed in there DB, but none of the models I've seen here.

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Re: RE Montaya guitar

: : I see 3 people including myself have these montaya,s and noone knows anything about them,my label inside does state that it was made at the Hyosung Corp. Made in Korea,also its a model D-51,almost looks like an acoustic gibson dove copy..can anyone advise me of this and maybe what the price of this was?? Thanx ..dale ...:0

: I also just aquired a D-51, and it is definitely a Dove copy. It is in excellent shap, needs set up which I'm working on. For old rusty strings, it has a remarkable good sound, and is playable as is. I too would like to find some history on the Montaya gutiars. Harmony Central has 4 guitars listed in there DB, but none of the models I've seen here.

I bought mine brand new it is a d-51 dove copy called the bird i think it was 1981 iknow i bought about the time my youngest son was born i paid 250.00 for it and i bought nit from al's guitar shop in flint ,mi.as far as what its worth i would'nt take any thing for mine i've been offered 500.00 but it's not for sale if any body finds out any more about them please let me know

Montoya / Montaya - Tomato / tomata

In 1981 I had a montaya acoustic guitar. It was actually rented for me as a nice gesture since mine had been lost due to a dramatic breakup. Those were the days. I kept it long enough that I worked out a deal to buy it from the rental guy in New Philadelphia or Dover Ohio. The guitar as I recall fits the description as a not so expensive knock off. It had abalone inlay around the hole and I can't remember if it was on the frets or not. The guitar was very nice looking but the strings were too high off the fret board. It had a nice sound for playing to a few friends. It had steel strings.
I eventually carried it around once too often. The sun and the tension on the strings caused the neck to crack while in the back of my car.
It ended up as a trade in for a Sigma guitar in Nazareth Pa. around May of 1982.
I have not seen one since. I still have the Sigma along with a few others.

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