Santa Monica, CA – Guild is proud to kick off 2017 with a full USA-made acoustic lineup ranging from $1,299 – $3,599 MAP. Continuing upon the success of Guild’s M-20, D-20, and D-40, Guild is excited to elevate its acoustic offerings with the M-40 Troubadour (formerly the F-20), the D-40 Traditional, and finally the highly anticipated D-55.
The M-40 Troubadour’s solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides offer a different tone when compared to Guild’s iconic “Nick Drake guitar,” the all-mahogany M-20, which made its debut at Winter NAMM 2016. Available in a satin finish with a white ABS binding, the M-40 Troubadour is ideal for fingerstyle playing and light strumming. Its concert size is excellent for players who prefer a slightly smaller body.
The D-40 Traditional (also solid spruce/mahogany) adds premium appointments to Guild’s dreadnought Summer NAMM 2016 release, the D-40. These include a dovetail neck joint, tortoiseshell binding, a heritage chesterfield MOP inlaid logo on the headstock, and a nitrocellulose gloss finish.
Lastly, back after a 2-year hiatus is the D-55, Guild’s flagship dreadnought acoustic. First introduced in the late
1960s, the D-55 featured a solid Sitka spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. Guild’s 2017 D-55 keeps all of the same exceptional embellishments as its predecessor such an abalone rosette, MOP/abalone fingerboard inlays, and a mother-of-pearl Guild “Peak and G-Shield” logo on a flamed ebony headstock overlay. Internally, a modern dovetail neck-joint and Adirondack spruce braces refined by master luthier Ren Ferguson make this generation of D-55s the lightest, loudest, and best yet.
All Guild USA models are available in Natural or Burst with an optional LR Baggs Element VTC pickup. Shipping in hardshell humidity-controlled cases, these models include a signed certificate of authenticity. “We began this journey in 2014 and we’ve come a long way since then,” says Guild CEO Tim Miklaucic. “Resuming production of the D-55 is monumental for continuing Guild’s legacy. We’re building the best Guild acoustics to date and doing it in California—it doesn’t get any better than that.”
Guild USA Acoustic Line-Up
- M-20: Street $1,299.99 – $1,399.99
- M-20E: Street $1,499.99 – $1,599.99
- D-20: Street $1,299.99 – $1,399.99
- D-20E: Street $1,499.99 – $1,599.99
- M-40 Troubadour: Street $1,599.99 – $1,699.99
- M-40E Troubadour: Street $1,799.99 – $1,899.99
- D-40: Street $1,599.99 – $1,699.99
- D-40E: Street $1,799.99 – $1,899.99
- D-40 Traditional: Street $2,399.99 – $2,499.99
- D-55: Street $3,299.99 – $3,399.99
- D-55E: Street $3,499.99 – $3,599.99
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.
Visit Guild Guitars’ exhibit at the 2017 Winter NAMM Show, located at Booth 5308.
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