|Comments||Here is a beautiful 2009 Guild D-55 Dreadnought steel string. This is pretty much the top of the line for Guild dreadnoughts, and this example is in near-mint condition.
The Guild D-55 was introduced in 1968 and is known not just for its looks but for its full, rich, balanced sound. This is really worth looking at and listening to if you’re considering a dreadnought.
|Serial Number||NN050001, built during 2009 in New Hartford, Conneticut, USA.|
|Pricing||$1,899.99 CAD including hardshell case.|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with bound ebony fingerboard, V-block mother of pearl and abalone position markers. 25.625 inch scale length, 1.69 inch nut width, 12 inch fingerboard radius. Dual-action truss rod.|
|Frets||Original frets with no appreciable wear.|
|Body||Full dreadnought size, with 30-inch radius AAA spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides. Scalloped red spruce bracing. Ebony bridge, multiple layer binding on top and back, and checkerboard insert on the back seam. Abalone inlaid rosette, faux tortoise pickguard.|
|Finish||Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish in very good shape, with just a couple of very small marks.|
|Hardware/electronics||Gold Gotoh open gears, in the ‘waverly butterbean’ style. Tusq saddle,|
|Playability/Action||Plays very well as is and there’s lots of room to move the action around as desired.|
|Case||Original archtop hardshell case included.|
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