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Guild D-55 Acoustic Guitar Antique Burst

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First introduced in 1968 as a special-order top-of-the-line model, the D-55 was so well-received that Guild added it into the regular production line...Click To Read More About This Product

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Top-of-the-line Guild dreadnought.

First introduced in 1968 as a special-order top-of-the-line model, the D-55 was so well-received that Guild added it into the regular production line by 1974. Famously played by Tommy Smothers on the Smothers Brothers Show in the 1960s, the D-55 grew in both popularity and longevity over the decades, finding homes in the hands of more contemporary artists like Waylon Jennings, Billie Joe Armstrong, and David Nail. The most anticipated return of a Guild acoustic to date, the 2017 Guild D-55 is back and better than ever.

The D-55 remains true to all the premium appointments of its 1968 predecessor, including a AAA Sitka spruce top, solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, and nitrocellulose finish. Internal refinements include scalloped Adirondack bracing as well as an improved dovetail neck-joint, hand fit to make this generation of D-55 the lightest, loudest, and best-sounding yet.

The D-55 showcases Guild’s most recognizable headstock which is fully bound and features the Guild “Peak and Shield” inlay combination over a figured ebony overlay. The matching ebony fingerboard is also fully bound and inlayed with Guild’s iconic abalone/pearl “V-Blocks” and multi-line “railroad track” purfling on the bass and treble sides. The D-55’s fingerboard is set on an all-mahogany neck with beautiful walnut center seam running the length of the heel to headstock. The D-55’s nitro finish is beautiful on this Antique Burst and is hand sprayed for minimum thickness and maximum resonance that will only get better with age. Ships with Guild’s Premium humidified hardshell case.

Body type: Dreadnought
Cutaway: Non-cutaway
Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Bracing pattern: Scalloped Adirondack Spruce
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: C
Nut width: 43 mm 
Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
Neck wood: Mahogany/Walnut/Mahogany
Scale length: 25.625 in.
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Tuning machines: Open geared
Saddle & nut: Bone
Number of strings: 6-string
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: United States

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GuildD-55 Acoustic Guitar

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powerfull acoustic tone

By na

from nj

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  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune


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      Comments about Guild D-55 Acoustic Guitar:

      i have a 2011 model d55 made in new hartford conn. before fender sold the company, i have been playing mostly acoustic for 30 plus years and i own many martin, taylor and gibsons and even older ri guilds, for me everything about this d55 is perfect,its hard to describe the sound of any guitar with words, but if i had to use one word it would be powerfull with never ending sustain and richness and strong overtones, its the loudest guitar i have ever heard and its does not lose any tonal qualities even when strummed hard with a heavy pick, the neck plays like a les paul and the factory action was perfect, i could go on and on, but if you ever get the chance to play one of these only then will you understand how great the d55 sounds.


      Expensive and worth it

      By P M S player

      from Florida

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      • beautiful ornamentation
      • comes with a case
      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune
      • very well made woods and hardware


      • no electronics: preamp, tuner, pick-up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Guild D-55 Acoustic Guitar:

      I bought this guitar about 15 year ago, used and it was a great buy for under a grand. It is the best guitar I own better than my Dove and D-45, and D 28, and D-35. But they are all very good except the Taylor which falls short and is not of this quality.
      This is a great guitar for the money. It lacks the electronics, but if you which a pup after spending this much money, buy a top PUP.

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