Get the best prices on our vintage guild both instore and online. I just bought a guild d25e, and was wondering if i can get some info on it. It includes a thorough history of the company and its guitars, including serial numbers, specifications, original prices, and all the information needed to date guild guitars. The co2 is an old solid wood, orchestra styled guitar from guild. This guitar has definitely been played over the past 37 years. See more ideas about guild guitars, guitar and cool guitar. Make every dollar count with the new blue book of acoustic guitars 14th edition.
I have a late 1800s parlor guitar in the martin vein thats beatiful for folkblues fingerpicking in sparser arrangements. The guitar isnt cherry, so i dont think its actually a d25c. How to date a guild guitar dating a guitar is not only a useful and interesting thing to be able to do, in financial and historical terms it is vital. It includes a thorough history of the company and its guitars, including serial numbers, specifications, original prices, and all the information needed to date guild. Sweetwaters sales engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry. Vintage guild d25m 1975 acoustic guitar woriginal guild case. The official vintage guitar price guide vintage guitar. But, back then i needed money for college so i bought a cheaper yamaha guitar. Acousticacoustic electric archive page letstalkguild. This is a guitar that begs to be played hard and with authority. Iconic american guitar maker with over 60 years of building handcrafted instruments in the united states. The guild guitar company is a united statesbased guitar manufacturer founded in 1952 by. Jul 20, 2010 hans moust, author of the excellent guild guitar book hal leonard, 1999, states that former guild employees remembered amplifiers being built at both the original new york city factory as well as at the subsequent facility in hoboken, new jersey, using components supplied in part by ampeg. Get the guaranteed best price on 6 string acoustic guitars like the guild d140 acoustic guitar at musicians friend.
I first played a guild guitar when i was in college back in 1967. Even if you are not planning to sell your guitar knowing a bit about when it was made is a fun thing to do, from there you can read about the history of the company and work out just where your. The guitar is all mahogany with 20 medium sized frets on a rosewood fingerboard. A loud and clear dreadnought, the d25 is at home on stage or in the studio where definitions and sustain are critical. Its a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at. The serial number matches with a 1976 guitar according to the serial chart on the guild site. The photos are untouched and are of the actual guild d25m for sale. This is one of the nicest guilds i have seen for this vintage guitar. Ill be using it as an allround acoustic but mostly for strumming. The story goes that when guild opened its westerly, rhode island, facility in 1967, it was the m20 guitar that was first to roll off the production line in the august. Indeed, the m20 and mark i classical guitar both all mahogany with matt finishes were. The included original hard shell case is in very good condition, despite some dings around the edges. A vintage guild is an american guitar with an american guitar story.
The number one source of guitar and amplifier pricing and information so you can find the price and value of your used guitars and amplifier. Up for auction is a 1977 guild d25m vintage acoustic guitar. Prior to 1974, these were made entirely of mahogany with a flat back. A 1978 guild d25m acoustic dreadnaught guitar, made in the u. From here, you can make additions or subtractions to the value based on damages, imperfections, and aftermarket additions to the instrument. Are they hit or miss or is there some particular years that are better. The guild guitar book kindle edition by moust, hans. There are nicks and scratches all over this guitar and a some pick wear at the sound hole. Enjoy the demo, then click the link above for more info and hires images in the sweetwater guitar gallery. Two other highly reliable resources for dating guild instruments are the guild guitar book and gruhns guide to vintage guitars, both of which are excellent references that often prove helpful with questions regarding dating, specifications and historical context of many guild instruments.
The model remained a budgetfriendly mainstay of the guild acoustic lineup for decades, with major changes coming in 1975 when a spruce top died to look like mahogany was introduced. This guitar has a mahogany back and sides with a spruce top, black binding, and dark cherry finish. The ones with mahogany tops can be a bit thumpy sounding, but this one. If the sedate styling of the d50 doesnt successfully convey the notion that its a players guitar, one strum of a firstposition e chord puts any doubt to rest. In the 1950s, gibson acquired its chief competitor epiphone, and in many ways guild emerged as. Dec 30, 20 ronnie mancuso from guild demonstrates the d55 acoustic guitar. It features solid red spruce for the top, and solid mahogany for the back, sides, and neck. Jan 23, 2018 this is a nice, warm 1977 guild d25m with a solid, sculpted, mahogany back. For greater savings check out our used guild d25m acoustic guitar and get a great deal today. Ronnie mancuso from guild demonstrates the d55 acoustic guitar. The mahogany d25 dreadnought was introduced in 1968 as the bluegrass d25. We got this guild from the original owner, palo altos equivalent to the little old lady from pasadena who only drove it on sundays. With the guild logo conspicuously displayed on the arched top, it is the ideal complement for this vintage guitarand of course offers great protection.
The guild company has lived the gamut of human experience. Despite this enduring popularity, little was known about the history of guild. Other features include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and a tortoiseshell pickguard. Guild d25m 1976 acoustic guitar for sale online ebay. The guild guitar book by hans moust and gruhns guide to vintage guitars by hans gruhn.
She plays and sounds incredible and comes with a vintage gibson case. Hans moust, author of the excellent guild guitar book hal leonard, 1999, states that former guild employees remembered amplifiers being built at both the original new york city factory as well as at the subsequent facility in hoboken, new jersey, using components supplied in part by ampeg. Bluegrass ready this guitar is an guild d25m spruce top. I play takaminea s, because i cana t make this sound good with a pick up. Guild d55 acoustic guitar demo sweetwater sound youtube. This used guild bluegrass d25m from 1974 is a transitional model, made during a time its build materials were changing. Guild brings back the parlor style guitar m20, this time manufactured at their california, usa facility, featuring an allsolidmahogany body and retaining the look and feel of the original m20 which was released back in the late 60s.
Enjoy the lowest prices and best selection of guild acoustic guitars at guitar center. Its all good, this seasoned guild acoustic guitar is crisp and lyrical in a way like no other i have ever played. Guitars acoustic guitars 12string acoustic guitars guild. Jan 17, 2011 if the sedate styling of the d50 doesnt successfully convey the notion that its a players guitar, one strum of a firstposition e chord puts any doubt to rest. The guild guitar company is a united statesbased guitar manufacturer founded in 1952 by alfred dronge, a guitarist and musicstore owner, and george mann, a former executive with the epiphone guitar company. I first played a guild guitar when i was in college. The brand name currently exists as a brand under cordoba music group. Get the best prices on our vintage guild acoustic guitars both instore and online. Guild acoustic guitars 1974 bluegrass d25m transitional. Anybody saying that nick drake didnt play this guitar hasnt played one obviously.
History of my guild unfortunately, some documentation has been lost or destroyed over the years, resulting in some holes in the historical record in addition to a small number of anomalies, inconsistencies and outright dating errors. Jun 23, 2015 a vintage guild is an american guitar with an american guitar story. The company and the instruments 19521977 by moust hans and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The blue book of acoustic guitars 14th edition is now expanded to nearly 900 pages including a revised 16page color photo grading system. It was the best sounding acoustic of all the brands that i tried. It also has guitar reference information and values on over 900 guitar. It becomes obvious because of the way the guild booms on bass notes and low mid ones. Ive talked to a guy about buying a guild d25 from 1978. But wait, wasnt she actually younger than the gryphon founders. When appraising your guitar, the first place to begin is the average market value of the guitar. It was created, went through a strong but turbulent adolescence, experienced marriage, blended families, loss and rebirth.
Once you do, and work hard on finger style muting the strings like blues plalyers do, then it is obvious that the guild m20 is on quite a few songs. This guitar is honesty the nicest sounding and playing guitar i have ever touched, all my friends concur, now if i could only get it sounding really good live. Anybody out there know what a 1977 guild d25m in perfect condition with hard case is worth. Through the years, as well as through several different owners of the guild guitar company, some historical documentation has unfortunately been lost or destroyed. It has a guild label inside the soundhole marked d25m with serial number 175028. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the guild guitar book. The is finished in a beautiful deep red that you dont see that often on guitars anymore. Get a low price and free shipping on thousands of items. In fact, you get the sense that guild left this guitar so unadorned because its going to take a licking anyway. Guild amps of the 1950s premier guitar the best guitar. Find the current blue book value and worth of your new and used guitars, both acoustic, electric and amplifier.
Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The case is included and the guitar is very light at 5. Anyway, she was nice and still going strong, just not playing guitar anymore. Isbn0634009664 the photograph of benson accompanying an interview with him in the guitar player book, published in the 1970s, shows him holding a guild artist award with its strings removed. The guild guitar book is the result of years of intensive research and countless photo sessions. This is a nice, warm 1977 guild d25m with a solid, sculpted, mahogany back. Source date code serializationan important instrument dating breakthrough developed by hans moust author, the guild guitar book stamped on every potentiometer volume and tone pots is a six or sevendigit source code that tells who made the pot, as well as the week and the year.503 1170 845 1474 73 8 710 162 824 472 1521 44 1496 113 1052 1117 1320 1502 1066 282 811 953 732 17 856 1140 495 45 257 178 319 635 399 1498