Guild M-120 Featured on MusicRadar‘s 25 Budget-Friendly Acoustics

In a recent list that highlighted 25 of the best budget-friendly acoustic guitars out there, MusicRadar featured the Guild M-120 prominently.

The all-mahogany gem is noted as a great instrument for either pickers or strummers.

“An affordable Guild with a compact body and small neck, it sounds as good as it looks – and it looks good enough to eat. Double thumbs up from us for this little beaut,” wrote MusicRadar.

See what else is on the list here.

Patrick Sweany Performs ‘Them Shoes’ in the Guild Lounge

Patrick Sweany was one of the first to try out the Guild Oprheum Slope Shoulder 14-Fret Mahogany Dreadnought acoustic guitar, and he put it to good use when he played the bluesy number “Them Shoes” at the Guild Lounge.

Watch his impassioned performance below and check out Sweany’s official website for a list of tour dates.

Atlas Genius’ Keith Jeffery Performs Solo Version of ‘If So’

Since the release of their pop-rock gem When It Was Now in early 2013, Australia’s Atlas Genius has garnered accolades around the world.

The band has made capacity crowds dance along with their catchy anthems in small clubs and big festivals. But when frontman Keith Jeffery stopped by the Guild Lounge to perform their latest single “If So,” it was not the fast-paced mover that they typically play live. Instead, Jeffery grabbed a Guild 12-string guitar and slowed down the tempo, creating a dreamy way to enjoy the song.

Watch Jeffery in action below and visit Atlas Genius’ official website for more information.

Scars on 45 Perform ‘Heart on Fire’ from MTV Rooftop

English indie rockers Scars on 45 recently participated in the O Music Awards’ 24-hour marathon of live performances at a steep altitude.

The band was perched on the roof of MTV’s headquarters in Times Square while they played their song “Heart on Fire,” which comes off their 2011 EP of the same name.

Watch the video below and visit Scars on 45′s official website for more information.

Scott Matthews Performs Two Songs in the Guild Lounge

When singer/songwriter Scott Matthews recently visited the Guild Lounge, he played a brand new song called “Virginia” and the title track off his 2009 album Elsewhere. In both clips, Matthews is playing a new Guild Orpheum Jumbo.

Watch both performances below and visit Matthews’ website for more information.

Band of Horses Go Acoustic in Nashville

At a recent Band of Horses show in Nashville, the group stripped down one of their biggest hits, “No One’s Gonna Love You,” with frontman Ben Bridwell’s memorable voice highlighted by guitarist Tyler Ramsey’s subtle strumming.

Ramsey, who also performs as a solo artist, decided to take out his Guild guitar for the performance, which can be seen in fan-shot footage below.

Check out Ramsey’s official website and Band of Horses’s site for more information.

R5 Performs Acoustic Version of ‘Loud’ for Radio Disney

Upcoming teen band R5 recently stopped by the Radio Disney studios to perform an acoustic version of their new single “Loud.”

The song is the title track off the quintet’s debut EP, and it really displays the rich harmonies R5 is known for.

Watch the clip after the jump and visit R5′s official website for more information. Continue reading

Watch Noah Gundersen Play ‘Dying Now’

When Seattle singer/songwriter Noah Gundersen stopped by the Guild Airstream, he played “Dying Now,” a darkly sweet song about life and death.

“Dying Now” was recorded as part of last year’s Protosong project, which is a charity event that let fans donate what they want for a playlist of 21 exclusive songs.  Seventy percent of the proceeds from the event went to acquire clean water to those who need it most, while the rest went to the artists.

As for Gundersen, he currently has several dates scheduled through April with the To Write Love on Her Arms Heavy and Light tour.  Heavy and Light is an evening of hope that looks to encourage people through great music and powerful words, to stay alive and to get the help they need.  Continue reading