Guild acoustic

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Dreadnut, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Dreadnut

    Dreadnut TDPRI Member

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    This is a '99 Guild DV-52 Antique Burst High Gloss that I ended up giving to my son for a graduation present last year. Indian Rosewood sides and back, AA spruce top, ebony bridge and fingerboard, custom paua abalone fretboard inlays. Stellar acoustic, had a K&K Pure Western transducer system installed, she really sings!

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  2. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Good job, dad! That'll be a lifetime treasure for him
     
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    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Wow Dad!
    Puts my trusty old Westerly D4 in the ordinary cart....
     
  4. Dreadnut

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    Yeah...he used it for his high-school senior pictures, then 4 years later I gave it to him for his college graduation. He was surprised to say the least. Note the custom made leather strap with his name on it, my friend made that for me. Heck, he was gonna get it sooner or later anyway. Kid got right after the guitar, I guess the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. On the other hand, he's a really good drummer, not sure where he got that, not from me, LOL.

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    wow, nice.
     
  6. Charlie Bernstein

    Charlie Bernstein Poster Extraordinaire

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    Once a Guild man, always a Guild man!

    Looks like you're making yourself right to-home here, Dread. Welcome!
     
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    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    And, of course, you bought a replacement ... Whadya get ???
     
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    Nice gift. My son is 14 and he’s constantly using my Guild M240e. It’s gonna be his when I get my Martin.
     
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  9. MickM

    MickM Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Hard to go wrong with a Guild acoustic.
    So whachoo waitin' for? Get after it!
     
  10. suave eddie

    suave eddie Tele-Afflicted

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    Been a Guild fan for a long time. I never should have sold the early '70s D-25, all mahogany flat back.
    Currently have a '92 Westerly D-55. Guilds have always been underrated in my opinion.

    Early '70s I also had a Guild Thunderbird (S200). It was kind of butchered in a way. The original pickups were replaced with Gibson humbuckers and all the weird wiring and switches were replaced by traditional 3 way toggle only and a simple pickguard. It played great though and I loved it. I sold it in '74 and took kind of a hiatus. Kept the D-25 until '78 when I sold it.
     
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    my plan is to get a new Martin for my 40th next summer. I’d like to go take a tour of the factory and maybe buy one from up there. It’s only a couple hours from my in-laws house.
     
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    Wow! Color me impressed! I love Guilds! I have four of them, but none as nice as that. That's a beauty!
     
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    Beautiful story, beautiful guitar. Thank you
     
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    Sweet. I love my late 70's D-40C.
     
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    My first good guitar was a Guild D50. It was stolen along with a Black '72 Telecaster in Lakeland,FL about 1980.
     
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    christhee68 Friend of Leo's

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    My kids want nothing to do with my guitars. Maybe one day I'll have grandkids and they'll show an interest. I picked it up from my grandfather and he bought me my first real guitar.
     
  17. MickM

    MickM Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Good on ya! I hate to admit it but I'm only a little over an hour away from Martin and have not made the trip.
     
  18. Dreadnut

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    This 'burst is from '99, one of the last years that Guild was owned by Fender. The '90's were great years for Guild, they produced more different models than ever before.

    I have not gotten a replacement yet, although I've been tempted. But I love my main squeeze, a '76 Guild D-25M that I bought brand new. Almost 44 years and still going strong!

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