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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / Played a New D-50 !

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"Kilroy was here! "
Dec 16th, 2009 07:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I played a New Hartford D-50 today at Gelb Music in Redwood City, CA. This is the first NH product I've played and I'm happy to report that all is well with Guild. In fact, all is VERY WELL with Guild NH!

The fit and finish were first rate. I liked the lighter weight of the headstock with the new tuners. The neck profile was different from other D-50's I've played made elsewhere, but still very comfortable. The ebony on the fretboard was deep and just beautiful looking. The Adi top was close grained!

The action on this guitar was near perfect right out of the shop. I played it both open and with a capo on all frets up to the 7th. Perfect tone and excellent sustain everywhere! NO deadspots.

If I do say so (patting self on back), I predicted that the NH Guilds would continue the outstanding reputation of Guild and if this example is any indication, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

The ONLY thing I'd change about this new D-50 is I'd prefer a black pickguard to the tortoise one it has. The sale price on the D-50 I played was $1899.00. Worth every penny!

Try these babies when you can!


(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 07:28 PM, Dec 16th, 2009)

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Cincinnati, OH

Royale with cheese...
Dec 18th, 2009 01:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good review. I currently own a GAD-50 and love it. Sounds great and extremely well constructed (regardless of where it was made). BUT that being said I'm glad Fender hasn't given up on Guild and has returned them to their roots so to speak. Would love to play (and own I'm sure) a new D-50. I'm gonna keep my eyes open locally.

Fast Eddie
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No thanks, it only makes me sneeze!
Dec 14th, 2010 01:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a D-50 I bought new in 77. The sound has gotten better over the years.

Jake The Loafer
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B'ham, Alabama

"Uhh Yahwww, I'll Get Around To It"
Dec 15th, 2010 06:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

6, good report. Seems like all's well in Guildville! I've been reading some good things about them. The prices sure have escalated. Did you read the article in Acoustic Guitar a few months back regarding Guilds? I'm still out of work after 2 years & trying to not sell any of my toys off 'cause I know I'll never be able to get things back.


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Lago, CA

"Dyin' ain't much of a livin'...
Dec 18th, 2010 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I know I'll never be able to get things back..."

"Never say never" Jake!

Best of luck to you in 2011. Hope your fortunes take a turn for the better!


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