Still, I worry they changed the back. The rare S-200 Thunderbird solid body electric was used by and 's. You mention a repaired crack on the top. We work together on a semi-regular basis so I know he isn't trying to get one over on me. Much of the initial workforce consisted of former Epiphone workers who lost their jobs following their 1951 strike and the subsequent relocation of the company from Queens to Philadelphia. But the Ebony wood binding is flawless.
Does anybody know if a red 1974 Guild D25 M could be spruce topped, with an arched-back and mahogany sides? Let me know what you think. Unfortunately, the F and D series were developed independently of one another, so an F-50 is not always going to have the same trim and features as a D-50. Or can you really repair it so that the crack vanishes? According to the luthier, he just sanded, glued, and clamped to make it as seamless as it is. In your experience, is that possible? Very cool, thanks for the link. And sometimes sellers will work with you on the smaller issues such as the stuff I mentioned above.
Local craigslist Guild D-25 for sale. The 50 and 55 were rosewood back and sides. There were a total of 3 import brands: Madeira, Burnside, and DeArmond. I think this Guild should sound great! The was a mahogany topped F-20. These models featured unique takes on classic Guild Traditional Series models.
These kits were near-complete production guitars that only needed finishing and final assembly before being sent to retailers. On the front of the headstock, these instruments display the DeArmond logo above a modified version of Guild's Chesterfield logo. That's how I buy guitars. But when I do - it is because the instrument has a special sound to my ears. I'll add my own little anecdote. Since we don't know the age of the guitar, I'll comment on the ones I know from the early '80's.
It crossed the entire bottom half of the body and was clamped at both ends. He also checked out the bridge, neck and bracing and all was sound. I think Babablowfish is right. The company continued to expand, and was sold to the Avnet Corporation, which moved production to , in 1966. After Fender purchased Guild in the mid '90s, reissues of some Guild electric guitars were manufactured in under the brand name, which Fender also owned the rights to.
It's a beautiful instrument today and it will be 35 years old in less than a month. Older Guild D-25- Is it worth anything? I have an old Dobro that was completely trashed when I got it. This one in the add is listed as a 1974 Guild D 25 M. The gloss natural mahogany body is in very nice condition. The repair work on the back was seamless. He told me the clamp was wide. Like Willie Nelson's guitar with the extra sound hole.
Mind you, you have to pay for shipping and can't even hear the guitar before buying it. Later, they added a Spruce top. Guild had several iterations and small variations in their label, which is inside the sound-hole and will have both the model number and serial number written in pen or pencil. Acoustic-Electric versions of these models were also made available. You can see that from comparing the old photo of the soundhole and the new photos of the pickguard problem. Do you have pics of it? If its a solid spruce top and flat braced mahgany back you want, you don't want a D-25. Very underrated guitar - I used to own a '76 and the tone was nice even with the laminate back and sides.
Unless you know the real condition of the guitar there is no way to tell whether that is a fair price or not. Check for prices through ebay and see what they are going for. My 71' d-55 lists Rhode Island on its label , might just be a label change year - Hello Tony, Yes, during that period there were several label changes. What year was it made? Here is a close-up of the half where the crack was. To distinguish the latter two in pics, look for the more obvious grain of mahogany in the top.
I thought these were pretty good instruments from what I read. As new models were introduced in the 1970s, the instruments maintained a high degree of quality in their design and build. For prices, check on ebay or craigslist. I'm the original owner of this one. I think there is a greater danger of that cracking in the future than this matte finish I ordered. For prices, check on ebay or craigslist.