Guild announces New Standard Series Acoustic-Electrics and a new Guild Special Run

(mtebaldi | Posted 2011-01-10)

Guild announces New Standard Series Acoustic-Electrics and a new Guild Special Run

Joining the recently released New Standard Series, Guild is announcing the release of six new Acoustic-Electric cutaway guitars to this series. Like the Standard Acoustic, the Acoustic-Electrics feature a Sitka Spruce top with Red Spruce bracing that define its characteristically strong and balanced tone, while the strength-to-weight ratio allows the lighter bracing top to vibrate more freely. It also features a satin finished Mahogany neck with a slim profile for smooth and broken-in feel that enhances playability. The warm and natural sound of the new Guild Standard Series is also achieved by its “bone” nut, saddle, and bridge pins, which allow superior tone transfer. They also feature a dual-action truss rod for easy adjustments. The Standard Series Cutaway models are all outfitted with an onboard 18-volt D-TAR® Wave-Length™ pickup system that provides a transparent and natural sound with enhanced dynamic range and headroom, allowing for exceptional amplified performance.

The D-40CE and D-50CE are classic Guild Dreadnoughts that feature solid mahogany and solid Indian rosewood back and sides, respectively. These player-centric instruments provide strong, balanced tone and the exceptional Standard Series feature set, plus top-of-the-line onboard electronics. With the F-30CE and F-30RCE, the Series offers two Standard Orchestra acoustic-electrics that feature a smaller body size, 1 ¾” bone nut and full scale, making them ideal for everything from tuned-down finger-style pieces to folk-style strumming. The F-30CE’s mahogany back and sides produce a strong and focused sound, while the F-30RCE’s rosewood back and sides produce a rich, complex and warm sound. The Standard Series also now includes two Jumbo acoustic-electric cutaways. The F-212XLCE 12-string jumbo cutaway features solid genuine mahogany back and sides for a balanced sound and a wide dynamic range, while the F-50CE boasts a unique arched laminated maple back for a big sound and exceptional volume.

Guild Guitar is also releasing a new Guild Special Run (GSR) guitar, the GSR D-50. This dreadnought guitar is built with Cocobolo wood (considered true rosewood), which is highly prized for its rich and complex tonal properties, its distinctive grain pattern, and color. Its warm, robust sound and black-streaked brown-red color have led many to compare it closely to Brazilian rosewood. The Cocobolo gives an elegant and refined look and a strong and beautiful voice to this guitar.

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