Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by axe4me, Feb 17, 2009.
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2002 X-500 (one of the last Westerlys):
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....
Man, this is getting frustrating... don't understand why I can't post photos.... here's my StarfireIV lol.... pretty isn't it?
I have done all of that and still no go. Just shows up blank. No biggie... back to the Guilds...
My 1979 Guild S300A-D
My 1999 Guild X-170 Manhattan
My Guild S-60 and me, circa 1978 or so.
I love Guilds, and I've never even owned an acoustic from them.
I have had an SFIII, SFIV, and and X500, this is my curent X170.
Guilds are so overlooked in most circles.
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.
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...
My Guild X-160 Rockabilly.
Looks like Gretsch got their 5129 color & design from your Guild............
My '00 Bluesbird
My '82 D-35
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!
I never get tired of these threads! Here's a quick trifecta, a '65 Guild Starfire II Special (Duane Eddy Master Volume),
a '67 Guild Starfire XII,
and a 90's RI Guild Starfire II Bass.
oh the humanatees...here come the Starfires! what was i saving that money for?
An early Guild/Benedetto Artist Award. An extremely fine acoustic archtop.
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!
The '66 Guild Bluegrass F47 ain't too shabby either:
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:
That's a fine looking instrument.
That's a beauty!
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.