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Guild JF55 Jumbo Rosewood Acoustic Guitar, 1997

Guild JF55 Jumbo Rosewood Acoustic Guitar, 1997

The Guild JF55 was built as the top of the six-string acoustic line from 1989 until the Westerly, Rhode Island plant closed. Featuring a jumbo body, the Guild J55 combined a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood back and sides, with a three-piece Mahogany neck. The bridge and bound fingerboard are Ebony, and the inlays and rosette are a combination of Mother of Pearl and Abalone. Hardware is gold plated, with Grover RotoMatic tuners at the head.

Used
Price: $2100 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Guild D40SB Steel String Dreadnought Guitar Sunburst, 1975

❌SOLD❌ Guild D40SB Steel String Dreadnought Guitar Sunburst, 1975

This Guild D40SB was built during 1975 while the company was in Westerly, Rhode Island. It has definitely been used as its maker intended, and has the wear and repairs to show for it! The Guild D40SB is a dreadnought guitar (hence the D) with 40 level materials and appointments and a Sunburst finish top (the SB in the model number). Similar in concept to the Martin D-18, the Guild D40 pairs a Sitka Spruce top with tropical Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks, back bracing and neck, with Rosewood for the bridge and un-bound fingerboard.

Vintage
Price: $1500 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Guild X170 Manhattan Archtop Electric Sunburst, 2001

❌SOLD❌  Guild X170 Manhattan Archtop Electric Sunburst, 2001

The Guild X170 Manhattan was built at the Guild plant in Westerly, Rhode Island from 1995 until 2001 when Fender relocated the shop to Tacoma, Washington. Conceived as a jazz box, where function is key but classy looks are important, the X-170 Manhattan met all its targets. This Guild X170 Manhattan is in very nice, clean condition and plays really well.  Wear is very minor, and the usual first-worn spots – the bass end of the bridge and treble pickups, where one would rest on or touch the plating – don’t show much evidence of use.   Fret wear is very light and mostly limited to the first position.  

Used
Price: $1890 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Guild Aristocrat M75 Sunburst, 2017

❌SOLD❌ Guild Aristocrat M75 Sunburst, 2017

The Guild Aristocrat M75 appeared in 1954, a new instrument from the Guild Guitar company, formed in 2952 after the Epiphone strike and the factory’s move out of state. While electric guitars were new, the need for electric amplification was clear to everyone and new models and approaches appeared frequently. Guild produced the Aristocrat M75 until 1963.

Used
Price: $1100 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Guild D-40BG Bluegrass Jubilee Dreadnought Sunburst, 2009

❌SOLD❌ Guild D-40BG Bluegrass Jubilee Dreadnought Sunburst, 2009

‼️Reduced‼️ This example was built at Guild’s New Hartford, Connecticut shop as the third guitar on Tuesday, June 16 2009. The top is Adirondack Spruce and the back and sides are mahogany, as is traditional for Bluegrass style instruments. It sports a sunburst finish, a DTAR active pickup system and Gotoh open back Sta-Tite style tuners. It’s in very good condition.

Used

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❌SOLD❌ Guild F5CE-NT Thin Steel String Natural Top, 1996

❌SOLD❌ Guild F5CE-NT Thin Steel String Natural Top, 1996

This example Guild F5CE dates to 1996, and is in overall good condition. It has been used as intended, so there is expected play wear, but that’s a testament to how useful it is. The original chrome Grover Roto-Matics have been replaced with Gold plated Roto-Matics, but otherwise it is in original condition.

Used
Price: $799 CAD

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