Hallmark Owner's Corner!

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby FriendshipMaster » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:24 pm

Ordered my first hallmark last week, a custom 60! I can't wait til it arrives!

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby matt.e. » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:56 pm

Hi! It's not a Hallmark, but it is part of the family.

The Eighny Gitfiddle:

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I shared these pics in my introduction thread, but I thought I'd share them here as well.

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby jfine » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:01 am

That's got to be a Gruggett Stradette under a different name. I've never heard of Eighny, but "GuitFiddle" is a good name for that thing! Is it a one-off, or was there actually production? It's probably made from leftover Mosrite/Gruggett parts. Cool guit (fiddle)!

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby Bob Shade » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:09 pm

I agree, that is a Bill Gruggett built Stradette bass with another logo on it. I have a Gruggett built Stradette bass too. It plays and sounds great.

I am e-mailing Ed Sanner to see if he knows anything about it.

I can restore it to it's original beauty if you like. I have the original parts and can re finish it and put the original Gruggett logo back on it too.

It would increase the value and preserve it. It is a rare bass, and should be preserved for the next generations of collectors and players.

Let me know if you have any interest.

Bob

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby matt.e. » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:52 am

Bob,

Thank you for the reply. I am very interested in restoring it back to Bill's original vision. I have owned it for close to 30 years and I've learned more about it in the last week than ever before. Too bad I didn't start looking back into its history a few years ago, I might have been able to take it to Bill in Bakersfield and get it restored by him. I would appreciate any more info anyone has, it's a beautiful looking (even in its current state) and beautiful sounding (whether amplified or acoustic) bass.

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby kgruggett » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:12 am

Oh my! Please strongly consider having Bob restore that Stradette guitar to its glory-he would be your man!
Kathy Gruggett

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby matt.e. » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:50 pm

kgruggett wrote:Oh my! Please strongly consider having Bob restore that Stradette guitar to its glory-he would be your man!
Kathy Gruggett



Don't worry Kathy, when I've got enough $ set aside I'll be sure to contact Bob to do a proper restoration :)

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby mr.bassie720 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:18 am

Looks like it's been a while since anyone posted about getting a Hallmark. I just got a Hallmark bass! I'm almost finished my review and introduction. I will post it here as soon as I'm done. Meanwhile here's a shot of it. The pic doesn't do it justice. It's a Hallmark 65 sunburst with a tort guard.

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby MarkyKobane » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:37 am

GORGEOUS!!

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby Bob Shade » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:44 pm

Hello Ho, and welcome to the forum!

Hey yall, Ho is a very talented bass player and knew exactly what he was looking for. Very nice guy to boot.

Thank you Ho, and all the best!

Bob


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