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F-9's are rarer than pre-war D-45's. The woods used on the F-9 were the finest available. The tone of these guitars is perfect for Country and Blues styles. Many of these instruments were converted to flat-tops beginning in the 1960's as they had fallen into disrepair and lost their tone. This was because the highly arched Brazillian rosewood backs would separate from the spruce braces. Approximately 25 F-9's survive today. Many collectors consider this model to be more valuable than a pre-war D-45.



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