PRODUCTION BEGINS IN GUILD GUITARS’ NEW CALIFORNIA FACTORY
With Ren Ferguson at the Helm, Guild Resumes Production in the USA
SANTA MONICA, CA – After months of anticipation, Guild Guitars is thrilled to announce that they have opened the doors to their brand new, state-of-the-art facility in California, and resumed building guitars in the USA.
After the previous Guild factory was closed in New Hartford, Connecticut in 2014, Guild packed up the machinery that has helped create Guild instruments for decades, and moved cross-country to Ventura County, California. Guild’s new factory has been built from the ground up with meticulous care and scrupulous purpose under the guidance of Ren Ferguson, VP of Manufacturing and R&D. “Our philosophy has been to measure twice, and cut once,” said Ferguson.
No detail was overlooked in the factory’s layout, with efficiency and precision as the primary goal. New machines were designed and brought to life by Guild’s manufacturing team, and even the older machines from Guild’s past were re-tooled and re-purposed to guide Guild into this new era of craftsmanship. Guild began producing the first guitars out of their new factory late in 2015. The first models are Guild’s iconic M-20 and D-20, followed by the D-55, F-55, and F-512, Guild’s flagship acoustics. Guild will also bring back some classic electric models.
“We’ve poured a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into the making of this new facility,” said Guild’s President, Jon Thomas. “We can’t wait to show you some of Guild’s best guitars yet.”
Visit Guild Guitars’ exhibit at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, located at Booth 5308.
About Guild Guitars
Established in 1953, Guild is one of the world’s historic guitar manufacturers with a long-standing reputation for building iconic musical instruments. From the New York jazz scene in the 1950s,
Richie Havens’ legendary performance at Woodstock, to Seattle’s Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, Guild guitars helped create some of the greatest music in history. With a tradition built on old world
craftsmanship, quality, and value, Guild guitars have always been made to be played. For more information, visit www.guildguitars.com.
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