Let's See Those Guilds

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Member

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  2. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Gold Supporting Member

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    Click on the photos for larger sizes. For more info on each, click the link in my signature.

    1961 50-J:
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    1959 T-100D:
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    2002 X-500 (one of the last Westerlys):
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  3. soulohio

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    oh no...not one of these threads...i'll spend the rest of the week looking on fleabay for a Starfire and a 60-70's Guild acoustic....
     
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    Man, this is getting frustrating... don't understand why I can't post photos.... here's my StarfireIV lol.... pretty isn't it?
     
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    I have done all of that and still no go. Just shows up blank. No biggie... back to the Guilds...
     
  6. GAD

    GAD Wubbalubbadubdub

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    My 1979 Guild S300A-D

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    My 1999 Guild X-170 Manhattan

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    My Guild S-60 and me, circa 1978 or so.

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    I love Guilds, and I've never even owned an acoustic from them.

    GAD
     
  7. Boogie92801

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    I have had an SFIII, SFIV, and and X500, this is my curent X170.

    Guilds are so overlooked in most circles.
     
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    Holy crap. I had that guitar too! I COMPLETELY forgot about it. It was my first electric, and for some reason I blocked it out. Somewhere @ 1978/9-ish.

    I think at the time the other guitarist in the band had an SG, and a friend had a LP, so I felt like I got the 'kiddy' guitar.
     
  9. billy budapest

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    One of the great standards of the acoustic guitar - the mighty Guild D-25M. This one is from 1973, which is the year that they transitioned to a spruce top. The rest is mahogany with an arched back. I bought her filthy but she cleaned up real good later on...

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    My Guild X-160 Rockabilly.

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  11. axe4me

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    Looks like Gretsch got their 5129 color & design from your Guild............

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  12. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    My '00 Bluesbird

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    My '82 D-35

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  13. audiodrome

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    Great sounding guitar! I have the same one but mine is a '74 - warm natural woody tone. The D-25M is on the left along with some of the rest of my acoustic family. That guitar has seen a LOT of gigs! Check out that headstock!

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  14. Jahn

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    oh the humanatees...here come the Starfires! what was i saving that money for?
     
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    An early Guild/Benedetto Artist Award. An extremely fine acoustic archtop.

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  17. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Oh and did someone want to see some Hoboken acoustics?

    A '67 Guild Aragon F30NT and a '69 Guild Artist F312NT. Gotta love the Brazilian on that 12-string minijumbo!

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    The '66 Guild Bluegrass F47 ain't too shabby either:

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    And tho it wasn't in stock condition, I had a special place in my heart for this early Gruhn-designed chambered carved spruce top Guild Nightbird:

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  18. thewhit

    thewhit Silver Supporting Member

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    That's a fine looking instrument.
     
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    That's a beauty!
     
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    Thanks! My poor photography does not do it justice. It is a bit lighter in real life than indicated in the photo. The back and sides have a beautiful not overdone flame, while the neck has a wide, tiger striped flame.

    I also have a prototype Guild F-412 prototype (12 string jumbo) that looks, plays, and sounds stunning, but I have no photos!

    I also used to have a blond X-700 Stuart that had the most incredible jazz tone, but the neck depth was just too thin for me, so I sold it.
     

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