GUILD GUITARS RELEASES USA-MADE M-20 & D-20
Guild Gets New California Factory Up and Running with Two Iconic Models
SANTA MONICA, CA – Heralded as one of America’s premium guitar brands since the 1950s, Guild is proud to announce the launch of the M-20 and D-20, the first models to come out of their new California factory. These two guitars are authentic reproductions of the classic Guild M-20 and D-25, which were first introduced by Guild in the 1960s. Ren Ferguson, Guild’s VP of Manufacturing and R&D, felt they were the best two guitars for his new team to start with. The M-20 is a concert size acoustic guitar, informally nicknamed “the Nick Drake guitar” for its inclusion on the album art for Drake’s album, Bryter Layter. The D-20 is a classic Guild dreadnought, based on the historic D-25. Both models are constructed with solid mahogany tops, backs, and sides, rosewood bridges and fingerboards, and bone nuts and saddles. Under Ferguson’s direction, some slight refinements have been made to the bracing and design of both models. The guitars are sprayed with an extremely light natural satin finish with sunburst option. Appointments are modest, including a vintage style rosette and inlaid Guild’s peak logo on the headstock. Both models include a certificate of authenticity signed by Ferguson, and ship with a hardshell case. Guild is excited to ring in a new era of USA production, beginning with the reintroduction of two iconic acoustic models.
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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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