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  • 1970's -era Lincoln Acoustic Guitars. Heard of em?

    Someone gave me a guitar. It is real nice. Rosewood back and sides with solid spruce top. The guy that gave it to me bought it in the mid-1970's. It was made in Korea.

    The thing is ... it sounds AMAZING - even up next to Martins and Taylors. It is real pretty too. Great craftsmanship.

    Unfortunately though, I have been unable to find any info about it online. If anyone has any info I would be most appreciative.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Don Mak

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    I had a Lincoln balloon tire bike with skip-tooth chain, full fenders, step-through frame. It was built (or appeared to be built) by Schwinn.

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    • #3
      Nope. And nobody has ever given me a guitar either. What am I doin' wrong?
      "Time is a great teacher, unfortunately it kills all of its pupils"

      Louis-Hector Berlioz

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      • #4
        Never heard of the brand but you pretty much summed it up. Korean made, which means it was probably built by Samick or Cort in one of their large guitar building factories, and it was built in the mid 70's. What else is there to know? Enjoy the guitar!

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        • #5
          Thanks everyone ... I was hoping to get a little more back story, that's all.

          The guitar is really well made and sounds awesome. I am thinking of using it in the studio for my EP I will be making in the next month or so.

          Thanks again,

          Don Mak

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          • #6
            Sorry I could not be of more help. There were lots and lots of Jap guitars made at that time imported under all sorts of different names. Never heard of that one, however.

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            • #7
              I realize this reply comes well after your original question, but I just googled Lincoln guitars because I've owned one for 30 yrs and decided Iit was time to know more about it. Was hoping to learn its age. Bought mine used in '78, made in Japan, with lovely maple b/s and probably solid spruce top. Nice easy action and interesting sound. Someone replaced two of the original tuners, and I'll probably replace the other four and throw a pickup in it. Do you still have yours, find out anything else?

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              • #8
                Lincoln made a range of guitars - acoustic and electric (including basses). I can remember Woods music shop in Bradford doing a big promotion on them in the 1970's - dont think they sold very well though. I bought a second hand electrc 6 string in the late 80's very cheap. A fantastic guitar - unbelievable action and pickups, only thing is it is quite heavy.

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                • #9


                  Except for JT, everyone who has ever posted in here has stopped posting at HC!!!

                  OH NO! AM I NEXT?!?!?!






                  Welcome to the forums, shawfields!

                  Got any pics?

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                  • GW348
                    GW348 commented
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                    Stackabones wrote:


                    Except for JT, everyone who has ever posted in here has stopped posting at HC!!!

                    OH NO! AM I NEXT?!?!?!






                    Welcome to the forums, shawfields!

                    Got any pics?

                    I think Chris should be a fortune teller.  He's the great Carnac! LOL

                    I love zombie threads!


                • #10
                  Yep, would love to see a pic of it. I remember seeing a Lincoln or two back in the day.....But damned if I can remember anything more.

                  30 y.o. solid rosewood.....yum
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                  • #11
                    Regardless of it's lineage/heritage/background, it sounds like a nice git. So cool to find that rare gem of a git - totally obscure name, awesome sound, still in good shape after 30 years.

                    Even more cool is that you got it for free!!

                    Enjoy!!

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                    • #12
                      No pictures??? Come on, help us out here.
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                      • #13
                        Hey Guys, this thread is two and a half years old. As Roy Batty said, "Time to die."
                        Originally Posted by Samilyn


                        Can't put a price on the love one has for an instrument, the mojo it gains from being played by you or good friends, or the good feelings it produces when you pick it up and it feels like an old friend, no matter what the the numbers on the price tag.



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                        • #14
                          Hey Guys, this thread is two and a half years old. As Roy Batty said, "Time to die."


                          Ha! Have to admit I didn't even notice

                          Guess a picture really is out of the question
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                          • #15
                            LMAO

                            I didn't notice the date either. duh.

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