1999 Guild D-55 Acoustic Guitar

1999 Guild D-55 Acoustic Guitar

This 1999 Guild D-55 Acoustic Guitar made in Westerly, RI is all kinds of gorgeous. Yes, she has a few dings, d’ohs and such, but she’s in overall fine condition and she’s beautiful. Seller is parting ways with her because he isn’t player enough to justify owning her and he needs the money for other things. Seller writes she is “set up with low action. Scalloped bracing, spruce and rosewood. Mother of Pearl inlays and Gold Grover…

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1966 Guild Polara S-100 Electric Guitar

1966 Guild Polara S-100 Electric Guitar

There’s an industrial-strength quality about this American-made 1966 Guild Polara S-100 Electric Guitar. I think it comes from how they fitted the pickguard under the pickups but cut it away in between them—probably improves the resonance is my guess why. Anyhow, she is a bit of a rarity—a word vastly overused in describing guitars. Guild is best known for acoustics but trekked into Electricland when the folk movement started losing traction to rock. What’s more, seller…

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1971 Guild F-312 NT 12-String Acoustic Guitar

1971 Guild F-312 NT 12-String Acoustic Guitar

Now what do you suppose has caught the interest of the 62 people watching this American-made 1971 Guild F-312 NT 12-String Acoustic Guitar? I’m going to guess it’s because she’s a dang beauty, ready to jingle jangle with the best of them. She is an oxymoronically-named Small/Medium Jumbo model but don’t hold that against her. Seller notes Guild was carrying the 12-string banner well ahead of the crowd in the Folk boom and earned an excellent—and well…

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Guild X-175 Manhattan Archtop Guitar

Guild X-175 Manhattan Archtop Guitar

Seller’s description of this Guild X-175 Manhattan Archtop Guitar nails it: “A strikingly beautiful and musically exceptional guitar, the X-175 Manhattan is an outstanding example of professional Guild tone, responsiveness and versatility.” She’s lived a privileged and well-cared for life as an in-store demo model. Now it’s time for her to find a forever home. Seller doesn’t offer any details about where she was made, of what and when (safe bet, recently). But I’m sure seller…

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Guild D-40 Bluegrass Jubilee Acoustic Guitar

Guild D-40 Bluegrass Jubilee Acoustic Guitar

Somewhere a banjo is having nightmares about this Guild D-40 Bluegrass Jubilee Acoustic Guitar. She was born to be a banjo killer—or at least cut through and balance out their tinny twangs. Seller has a long history with this guitar. They got it in 2006, sold it 2011 and took it back in trade in 2013. She’s American made—in Tacoma, Washington to be precise. She’s got the goods—Red Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides, and a three-piece Mahogany/Walnut/Mahogany…

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Guild F30 Acoustic Guitar

Guild F30 Acoustic Guitar

Here’s a nice little find for you, a USA-made Guild F30 Acoustic Guitar from the ’60s. She’s appears in good condition for a guitar of her vintage. Seller says she has a nice warm tone. Seller also adds she has a repaired slight seam crack on her top; my guess, someone forgot to humidify. Seller doesn’t add many more details than that. It looks like she comes with her organelle hardshell case. I admit I have a soft…

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Guild B-301Bass Electric Guitar

Guild B-301Bass Electric Guitar

My, oh my. Is this a 1979 Guild B-301A Bass Electric Guitar I see? It’s been a long time, friend. Isn’t she something? Made in the USA. In terrific shape and mostly all original (Seller says the bottom inlay on her headstock has been replaced. I think seller is talking about the truss rod cover plate.) Don’t you just love her naughty body with her axe-like lower bout? Isn’t that pickguard cool? How can you…

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Guild F5-12 Acoustic Guitar

Guild F5-12 Acoustic Guitar

I like Guilds. They have a distinctive look and sound as I’m pretty sure this Guild F5-12 does. They take me back to the folkies of the ’60s. I wish I could tell you more about this 12-string guitar but the seller really only says that she’s a Jumbo in good condition who “sounds and looks amazing.” She is an interesting guitar despite some nicks and bumps. They’re what look to be finish cracks on the lower bout and…

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Guild MK 1 Classical Guitar

Guild MK 1 Classical Guitar

Bless Zac Brown for showing that nylon string guitars can make rumps shake, hearts pound and booties knock. And this vintage Guild MK 1 classical guitar looks like she’s up to the challenge of rock, classical or what have you. Seller says this old gal is from way back in the 1960s, built in Hoboken, New Jersey, with mahogany top, sides, back and neck. Then there’s Brazilian rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. It’s a pretty blend of woods….

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