Prices subject to change without notice. Use your own debit or credit card, enjoy fast and free shipping, and add a Guild Guitar to your creative setup. And the high-mid content is so gorgeously clear and well defined that note-to-note balance borders on perfect. There are dozens of less common models and variations that Guild created from its foundation until the Westerly plant was closed in 2001. For classic Guild tone and tremendous value, the new Westerly Collection offers all solid tonewoods and performance features in a variety of body shapes and finishes, perfect for serious players.
Engineered for a comfortable playing experience The D-240E's clean playability will help channel all your creative ideas into beautiful music. Most of the guitar stores should have these models in by now. There is a lot of open space in the sound. See for program details Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage. We are your new best friend when it comes to guitars, gear, lessons and everything else that goes with the greatest musical instrument in the world! With a new series of all solid acoustic guitars.
The tone, the quality, the ease of playing and the look are top notch. These guitars attracted the likes of Paul Simon and Richie Havens, and continue to be a popular choice across a wide range of acoustic players. Ratings Pros: Beautifully balanced in sound and feel. The result is a great-playing, easy-traveling guitar with Guild's unmistakable look. The Westerly D-240E harks back to Guild's golden-era flat tops with some exciting vintage specs, including a body made from premium woods, a classic Guild C-shaped neck, and a retro red tortoiseshell pickguard.
The serial number is often stamped on the back of the headstock, and it should obviously match the number written on the label. Guild's iconic 12 String guitars offer unmatched volume and clarity and are available in standard and Guild Vintage models. Hardware In terms of hardware, Guild went with a robust rosewood bridge that inspires confidence as the base of the entire setup. Understanding that the Chinese have been making acoustic instruments for thousands of years I felt a bit deceived. Guild F-20 The Guilds built in the New York factory are very difficult to find as they were made in small numbers and will thus be more expensive.
American Musical Supply has the sought-after craftsmanship of Guild Guitars to satisfy the most discerning musicians! High gain isn't recommended because of feedback issues. There is wood under the tailpiece and bridge; the rest of the guitar is hollow. Hammer-ons sound clear and defined, you can get delicious sustain out of bends, and the slinky playability over the 14-fret neck makes finger vibrato, jazz chording, and even triads at the 12th fret a breeze. For more Acoustic 12 String Guitar you might like,. The guitar is set up with light gauge strings and the action is fairly low, so combined with the smooth satin finish I have no problem working my way around the neck. That mahogany shell combined with a quality solid piece of sitka spruce on top ensures definition, but also tight response.
Guild Westerly Collection M-120 Demo Sound and Tone — From Guild Guitars The three videos on this post were put together in an effort to give you an idea of the sound and tonal quality of Guild acoustic guitars. And a similar Gibson model would cost at least twice this amount. In fact, it is an insignificant amount. Co-founded by a former Epiphone executive, George Mann, and a music store owner, Alfred Dronge, Guild set up shop in 1952 in New York City, amid both session jazz guitarists and the craftsmen from the Gretsch and Epiphone factories. Yes you heard me right kinda! While most other brands use some sort of high quality or not so high quality synthetics for the nut and saddle, Guild went with bone. See you the next time you stop by Jean.
For its price and performance this is easily a 5 star guitar. Guild hired from the group of craftsmen and received expert input from the session guitarists on building better instruments. Guild F2512E features a solid sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides and a classic jumbo body shape. Give us a call at 800-319-9043 - our experts are standing by. The purpose of this trademark feature is twofold: principally, it reduces weight and increases live projection. The bridge is also where we find one of the first pleasant surprises in this particular category.
Cons: Neck might be a little compact for players with bigger hands. The specs of the guitar were already very promising: Solid Sitka Spruce top, solid indian rosewood back and sides, mahagony neck, bone nut and saddle. Guild is one of the best values in vintage guitars today. However the fate of the incredible quality mahagony Starfire V with a spruce center block is still up in the air. The top is bound in natural binding and tortoise shell pickguard. With the M-20, this attention to detail has paid off.
Guild used Brazilian Rosewood in the early years for these guitars and had a similar cut-off to the other builders in approximately 1970. Find a Guild that you like, and if its price is equal to that cash burning a hole in your pocket, pick that thing up before I do. There must be a reason why so many guitarist have played Guild Guitars. With the exception of a custom shop built in Nashville in 1995, the instruments were still built in the Westerly factory until 2001. The U-mount is the ideal balance of ease and hands-free convenience. The Polara is a beast. Ren Ferguson, former Gibson custom-shop luthier, is the man responsible for getting the new Guild factory up and running.