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Dreadnought size, solid red spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides, and a multi-source pickup system.
First introduced in 1963, the Guild D-50 Bluegrass Special was designed for pure performance. Traditional vintage elements such as a red spruce top with scalloped red spruce braces, and an Indian rosewood body combine to produce a bold, deeply resonant playing experience.
With exceptional string-to-string balance, excellent playability, and powerful projection the D-50 Bluegrass Special is a versatile and well rounded instrument that is well suited for a variety of different playing styles. This D-50 Bluegrass Special Acoustic-Electric Guitar is equipped with the D-Tar Wave-Length Multi-Source pickup system for precise amplified sound reproduction.
D-Tar Wave-Length pickup and preamp system
The new Multi-Source combines the popular Wave-Length pickup system with a condenser microphone for versatility, flexibility and, of course, the most natural sound possible from your acoustic guitar.
The Multi-Source starts with the Wave-Length unitary design, piezoelectric co-polymer under-saddle pickup coupled to an 18-volt, low-noise, high-input impedance preamp with twice the dynamic range of typical 9-volt systems. The 18-volt preamp is powered by two "AA" batteries. With 18 volts, your signal has more headroom so hard strumming or plucking won't distort into piezo "quack" as easily.
With the addition of the highly-efficient miniature, omni-directional electret condenser microphone, you can amplify your acoustic guitar with startling clarity and accuracy. The mic is nestled in a special absorptive visco-elastic polymer shock mount for optimal isolation. Two low-profile knobs allow for master volume and microphone volume. Dial the microphone in to add just the right amount of "air"; dial it out to control feedback, if necessary. The microphone channel has two stages of low frequency roll-off to combat any tendency towards low frequency feedback. Also, full coverage copper shielding on the pickup insures immunity to external noise fields. This system is quiet.
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Comments about Guild D-50 Bluegrass Special Acoustic-Electric Guitar with DTAR Multi-Source Pickup System:
iv'e been playing guitar for over 40 yrs..and i have owned at least that many axes. my 2011 guild d50 bluegrass special is the best iv'e ever owned or played. that's including several custom built. the volume and balance and tone are world class. the notes jump off the fret board and fill the room. the guitar resonates and rumbles so much that you can feel it in your whole body as you play. i have named the guitar "thunder". the craftsmanship and attention to detail are second to none.fit and finish, quality and overall vibe are stunning.puts gibsons and taylors to shame. they are not even in the same league. as a performing songwriter i rely on my axe to provide a full wall of sound for my vocals. the d50 delivers..brilliantly.worth every penny. you get what you pay for. the ONLY change i would make is a tad wider fretboard.other than that the guitar is perfect.