Guild’s R&D guru Chris Fleming explains some of the distinct features of the Guild D-50 – an instrument that really cuts-through the mix and has a “focused” sound.
Guild R&D project manager Chris Fleming shows off the Guild F-40 in this video demo. Find out about some of its differentiating specs and why its size makes it so excellent for finger-style playing.
Guild’s product manager Dave Gonzalez takes you through all the features that makes this classic Guild D-40 Bluegrass Jubilee model so unique.
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Guild is proud to announce the debut of its all-new GAD series (Guild Acoustic Design) guitars, which introduces new model types and continues a tradition of acoustic excellence by offering the latest in modern, performance-driven features and exceptional value.
GAD series guitars feature all-solid tonewoods, dovetail neck joint construction and slim satin-finish necks for smooth feel and effortless playability. The series consists of 19 guitars in six- and 12-string dreadnought, six- and 12-string jumbo (including a new cutaway jumbo), orchestra (including a new cutaway model), concert and classical models. Several of these include versions with Fishman® electronics.
The D-125 dreadnought and its 12-string counterpart, the D-125-12, feature all-mahogany construction with a slim satin-finish mahogany neck; rosewood fingerboard, bridge and head cap; and mother-of-pearl rosette and inlays. Both produce a lush, balanced sound with clear, tight bass and warm, airy highs.
The D-140 dreadnought and its cutaway electric counterpart, the D-140CE, feature a spruce top with a mahogany back and sides; the D-150 dreadnought, also available in left-handed (D-150L) and cutaway electric (D-150CE) versions, features a spruce top with an Indian rosewood back and sides. All feature ivoroid binding, mother-of-pearl rosette and inlays, rosewood fingerboard and bridge; electronics-equipped models (D-140CE and D-150CE) feature the Fishman® Sonitone™ pickup system.
The F-150R jumbo is inspired by the classic jumbo guitars Guild is long famous for; a full-bodied acoustic masterpiece with a solid spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides that deliver rich, powerful sound and exceptional volume. Other features include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, ivoroid body and neck binding, and mother-of-pearl block inlays. Its F-150RCE version features a Venetian cutaway and Fishman® pickup system. Its 12-string counterpart is the F-1512 (and electronics-equipped F-1512E) jumbo, also with a solid spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides
The F-130 orchestra model resonates with a strong, balanced and articulate voice, with a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, ivoroid binding and mother-of-pearl rosette and inlays. It’s also available in a cutaway version with the Fishman® Sonitone™ pickup system (F-130CE). A model with rosewood back and sides is available in standard (F-130R) and cutaway electric (F-130RCE) versions.
Don’t be fooled by the M-120 concert model’s diminutive size; it boasts distinctive presence and excellent projection. Features include all-mahogany construction, 24 ¾” scale length, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and mother-of-pearl rosette and inlays. Also available in an electronics-equipped model (M-120E) with the Fishman® Sonitone™ pickup system.
Two classical guitars round out the lineup. The GC-2 is a traditional model with a solid cedar top and Indian rosewood back and sides that produce warm and articulate tone with great balance and dynamic range. Other features include a satin-finish mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, rosewood binding and bridge, and wood mosaic rosette. The GN-5 is designed specifically for live performance and has identical features, along with a Venetian cutaway and Fishman® Sonitone™ pickup system.
Building on the legacy of its beloved acoustic Dreadnought style guitars, Guild unveiled a special limited–run version of the D–50 at the recent 2011 NAMM show. The new GSR D–50 pairs a solid Engelmann Spruce top with solid Cocobolo back and sides to create a bold yet refined guitar with striking visual and sonic qualities.
Throughout the four–day show, players were able to test–drive the guitar for themselves. Guild product manager Dave Gonzalez also demo’d the guitar and elaborated on its unique tone and build.
“The GSR D–50 Cocobolo is an incredible guitar,” Gonzalez states. “Not only does it have captivating aesthetic features, but it also has amazing tone and sonic presence. Cocobolo has a certain depth and complexity that you don’t get from other types of tonewoods. When combined with the refined sound of an Engelmann Spruce top in the Guild dreadnought body style, it results in a guitar that has a big, rich sound with excellent balance and articulation. Usually the first word out people’s mouths when they play these guitars is, ‘wow!’”
The GSR D–50 will be limited to just 20 pieces worldwide.