Guild announces new Acoustic Design guitar series

(Dave Molter | Posted 2011-09-17)

Guild announces new Acoustic Design guitar series

Guitarists such as David Gilmour and Bonnie Raitt have long recognized that Guild acoustic guitars offer great sound and workmanship at reasonable prices. Now Guild has announced the all-new Guild Acoustic Design (GAD) series, which includes the latest in modern, performance-driven features in 19 new guitars.

GAD series guitars feature all-solid tonewoods, dovetail neck joint construction, and player-friendly features such as a slim, satin-finish necks for smooth feel and effortless playability. The series consists of many different body styles, including Dreadnought, Classical, Concert, and the all-new Orchestra and Jumbo models with cutaways. Additionally, there are six- and 12-string models available in both acoustic and acoustic/electric versions featuring Fishman® electronics.

Inspired by the classic jumbo guitars Guild is long famous for, the F-150R model is a full-bodied acoustic masterpiece with a solid spruce top and solid rosewood back and sides that deliver rich, powerful sound and exceptional volume. Other features include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, ivoroid body and neck binding, and mother-of-pearl block inlays. It is also available as the F-150RCE, which additionally features a soft, Venetian-style cutaway and Fishman® pickup system.

With the F-130CE and F-130RCE, the series offers two orchestra style acoustic/electric models that feature a 1 ¾” nut, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, ivoroid binding, mother-of-pearl rosette and inlays, and Fishman® pickup system. The F-130CE’s solid mahogany back and sides deliver a strong, articulate voice, while the F-130RCE’s solid rosewood back and sides produce a rich, complex sound with warm bass and clear mids and highs making them ideal for a wide range of styles and performance applications.

The D-125 dreadnought and its 12-string sibling, the D-125-12, feature all-mahogany construction with a slim, satin-finish mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, bridge, and head cap. Both models produce a unique and well-balanced sound with a clear, tight bass and a warm, airy top end that make them versatile instruments that are great for a broad range of musical styles.

Guild Acoustic Design Series instruments are available through authorized Guild dealers for manufacturer’s suggested retail prices ranging from $739.99 – $1,829.99. For more information, visit

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