Buy what you like, and you will have made a good choice. With a heavier rosewood construction, higher tone resonation and distinctive nitrocellulose lacquer finish, it offers a look and sound that is absolutely unparalleled. Want to make an offer? The peg head veneer disappeared on lower model numbers during the 1970s and was replaced with a silkscreen logo. Collection celebrates some of Guild's most iconic electric models, including the semi-hollow and hollow Starfire guitars and basses, rockin' M-75 Aristocrat, and elegant archtop jazz guitars like the A-150 Savoy and X-175 Manhattan. With the exception of a custom shop built in Nashville in 1995, the instruments were still built in the Westerly factory until 2001. Also, most flattops had a date stamp on the back brace from 1973 to the mid-1990s. American Musical Supply is excited to be your stop for acoustic guitars and electric guitars from Guild Guitars! From the stage to the studio, a Guild guitar is sure to help you reach your musical goals.
The serial number is often stamped on the back of the headstock, and it should obviously match the number written on the label. This sort of warping is so prevalent that if you have a guitar from that era with a perfect headstock veneer, you should question whether it is original or not. What You Should Expect To Pay Guilds from all eras are considered high-quality instruments. Do you have questions about Guild Guitars and want to know which instrument would be best for you? The Guilds built in the Hoboken factory will be the next most desirable instruments. We are always interested in hearing from you and will be happy to take any questions on our inventory, so feel free to call or message us on any inquiries you may have. Models included the , , , , and the mythical. As new models were introduced in the 1970s, the instruments maintained a high degree of quality in their design and build.
We have two luthiers on staff that will get each guitar ready as if one of our many guitar playing staff were the ones buying it. Additional variations were issued throughout the 1980s and '90s. 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. In the 1950s, Gibson acquired its chief competitor Epiphone, and in many ways Guild emerged as a high-quality alternative to those two companies. They would be a good fit for beginning musicians, players with smaller hands, and guitarists who perform a wide range of music. Free from blemishes, scratches, and user wear.
Are you a beginner who is interested in an acoustic guitar? Dating An Old Guild By The Label Guild kept good records and used a sequential serial number system. Find the best used guitars at the best prices at Replay Guitar Exchange. A Guild acoustic guitar is an outstanding choice for crystal clear tone and powerful, unplugged playability you can only get from an acoustic guitar. With over 60 years of experience, Guild continues to be a driving force behind innovation and technology in the music world. Guild used Brazilian Rosewood in the early years for these guitars and had a similar cut-off to the other builders in approximately 1970.
The Guild Company has lived the gamut of human experience. The company did not have one era that was better than the others, and it did not have an era known for mistakes like the other big players in acoustics. For clean acoustic sound either alone or amplified, Guild's acoustic guitars provide a warm, balanced sound to suit any player. The primary change is that Westerly-era Guilds had more variation in the product line. American Musical Supply has the sought-after craftsmanship of Guild Guitars to satisfy the most discerning musicians! All controls are completely functional.
This feature allowed players to have a more usable, higher fret range and remains a staple in many designs today. If you're in the Tampa, Florida area, stop in and see us! Our used guitars will range in price and brand, however, we are always on the look-out for those stellar pieces that guitarists around the United States are pining for. We have two luthiers on staff that will get each guitar ready as if one of our many guitar playing staff were the ones buying it. Guild is one of the best values in vintage guitars today. 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. These showed up in model numbers , , , , etc. The was a mahogany topped F-20.
. It is here that Guild began to attract the biggest artists of the day, and the company attained a high level of market credibility. Aside from the general problems you're likely to find on any vintage acoustic like finish overspray or re-spray, cracks, and high action , Guilds tend to crack in the tops from shrinking pick guards, so make sure to inspect the top for any evidence of a crack repair and overspray. The system became more complicated as the serial numbers were assigned a specific sequence for each model in the late 1960s. Good This product is completely functional and shows some signs of use. A vintage Guild's cracked top.
Now is the time to find out for yourself what is so special about Guild. Guild hired from the group of craftsmen and received expert input from the session guitarists on building better instruments. Want to make an offer? Guild has a wonderful knack of combining timeless designs with modern build techniques. A vintage is an American guitar with an American guitar story. Poor This product shows significant cosmetic and functional wear.