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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / Guild M-20



Jun 19th, 2008 06:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi. My friend wants to sell me his Guild M-20. I noticed the headstock has the Guild embossed on it in script instead of in block letters underlined. Does the indicate the age of the guitar or a particular era of Guild as a company?




Jun 25th, 2008 03:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

i would snatch the guitar first and wory about the rest later, unless it is a westerly made m-20. hans most would probably know about the years, but the guitar should have a label inside anyway. i believe all original M-20s were made in hoboken. the westerly ones were no comparison. you'll see on e-bay, the vintage M20s will typically fetch around $1200 in good condition. i don't know if they are that good either. try guildpages.com also for more particulars.



Jul 5th, 2008 08:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I ended up buying the M-20 and it is a very satisfying guitar to play. It has a real woody country sound to it. I am very happy I purchased it.

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Aug 28th, 2008 09:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a 1959 M-20 Hoboken Ghost label

Mine is in a 9 plus condition

My cousin bought it new in 1960 and gifted it to me last year.

There should be a Casper the Ghost on the label if it's one of the originals ,,, and a serial number

post the number and we can get you the year.

These are outstanding guitars. I perfer mine to my 1939 Martin 00-17... better built more character



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May 14th, 2009 04:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They are sweet guitars. My favorite acoustic. Mine is from around 1958 or earlier with the guitar body silhouette type label from Hoboken and before they embossed serial numbers in the back of the headstock. 4-digit serial number is handwritten but too blurred to be sure what all the numbers are.

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