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Guild D-55 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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Overview
  • AAA grade Sitka spruce top with scalloped red spruce bracing
  • Inidan Rosewood back and sides
  • Mother of pearl and abalone inlay
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Rich, balanced sound, outstanding playability, and elegant cosmetic appointments.

Introduced in 1968, the flagship model D-55 is one of the most musically versatile dreadnought guitars available. The Guild D-55 is prized by players worldwide for its rich, balanced sound, outstanding playability, and elegant cosmetic appointments.

The distinctive nitrocellulose lacquer finish is a hallmark of this instrument and its tone can be heard on countless hit recordings of our time.

Features
  • AAA grade Sitka spruce top with scalloped red spruce bracing
  • Inidan Rosewood back and sides
  • Mother of pearl and abalone inlay
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Pure nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Unique Features:

Join the Guild of happy dreadnought guitar players. Order today.

 

D-55 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Specifications:

  • Category: Traditional Series
  • Body Style: Dreadnought
  • Top: Solid Aaa Spruce
  • Bracing: Scalloped Red Spruce
  • Back: Solid Rosewood Back
  • Sides: Solid Rosewood Sides
  • Scale Length: 25.625" (65.09 Cm)
  • Neck: 3-Piece Mahogany/Walnut/Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" Radius (305 Mm)
  • No. of Frets: 20
  • Position Inlays: Natural Mother-of-Pearl and Abalone Position Inlays
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.69" (43 Mm)
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle: Bone Saddle
  • Bridge Pins: Bone Bridge Pins
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Body Finish
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Lacquer
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Machine Heads: Gotoh 700 Series Gold-Plated Open-Back Tuners
  • Strings: D'addario Exp 17 Coated Phosphor Bronze, (.013-.056 Gauges)
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
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GuildD-55 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      D55 GUILD

      By Eastwood

      from Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Guild D-55 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        Iv'e owned 2 of the GuildD-55'S .The tone and richness is just unbeatable and the heavier constrction gives it a much higher tone quaility resonation and a smooth rich sound unlike a thin Taylor Guitar i played which they are built very light weight and very thin which is nice but the heavey body Guild Constrution is much more robust and full sounding in tone quaility or it has more meat built into it .the thin Tayors don't resonate near enough for me period or hold a tone long enough because of the ultra thin Constrution of the body .it sounds OK but ti's being cheaper made in losing sound quality ok .I first heard one of the cheater Guild's back in the 70's and at that time I had bought a Gibson Guitar that was very nice sounding but went over to a co workers apartment and i played his Guild and I insantly fell in love with it and after hearing it i had to trade up period .it cost me a pretty penny back then to do it but i never regreted it period .I've played some very nice Martins to but none have the same sound charism or feel .My music Teacher had a Martin D35 and he wanted to trade guitars with me and I was very suprised he wanted to ,to say the least but he liked my D55 Guiter better than his Marti.It will be and stay my favorite Guitar fro now on .I love playing it and at times i cant wait to get back home and enjoy it a little but it is my Hobby .

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Incredibly Rich & Balanced Tone!

        By heritage80elite

        from Katy, TX

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        Pros

        • Balanced Tone
        • Excellent build quality
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Live Performance
          • Recording

          Comments about Guild D-55 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I have been playing and collecting guitars for over 25 years, and the Guild D55 is without a doubt finest dreadnought I've ever owned. The D55 I have is a 1994 sunburst model made in Westerly, RI, prior to the Fender buyout of Guild. The tone of this instrument is incredibly full and balanced. I also own a 2006 Guild F50 that was built in Tacoma, WA. While the F50 is louder and bassier than the D55, it lacks the balanced mids and treble that enable the D55 to really cut through the mix when played with other instruments. I have previously owned a Taylor 414CE Koa, a Gibson Songwriter Deluxe, and a Gibson J45 Custom. While each of these guitars is well built and beautiful in its own right, none has the rich, mellow tone of the Guild D55.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wonderful Sonic Experience.

          By C-Note

          from Issaquah, Washington

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Beautiful Ringsustain
          • Build Quality
          • Clarity
          • Full Spectrum Of Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live Performance
            • Recording

            Comments about Guild D-55 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            Guild D-55's have been underrated by everyone who doesn't own one or hasn't heard them. I have owned several over the last 25 years.

            I love and use Martins and Gibsons but my D-55 can out chime any acoustic, can be as throaty as a Martin and better full spectrum than a Gibson-(to my ears most Gibsons sound a little heavy on the bottom end, not much top end) No offense to Taylor lovers, but Taylor's sound very middle of the road, consistent and a bit mid rangy flat to my ears.

            The D-55 is great value, ask anyone who has owned one. Beautiful feel, balanced with top components. You pay for the Martin and Gibson name and they are very good. You pay for Taylor's never deviating nor spectacular, consistent sound. With the Guild D-55 you get the "wow" thats why folks use real acoustics on recordings understanding.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            An audiophile's acoustic

            By Lostsideproject

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Balanced String Tone
            • Hefty
            • Nitrocellulose Finish
            • Sustain Like Crazy
            • Unmatched Tone

            Cons

            • A Bit Headstock Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Makes Songwriting Fun
            • Recording

            Comments about Guild D-55 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            This is the last acoustic I will ever need. When I sit down to write, even if I leave with nothing, I still got to listen to this amazing guitar. The bone nut and saddle make the sustain ring on and on. Strings are balanced for unbelievably even tone. I played on every Taylor, Martin & Co., and Gibson acoustic at the local major music store. Nothing sounded as warm and inviting as this guitar. I arrived wanting to buy a Gibson, but my ears would not let me leave without this guitar. It is worth every penny. Its a lifer. Dont be the incremental instrument buyer, just spring for the best one and play it all your life. This guitar made me enjoy playing acoustic again. Even just goofing around sounds like a dream.

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            (21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Guild D-55 is unsurpassed.

            By Ian Wain

            from US Military

            Comments about Guild D-55 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            I think this is the best sounding (most important), playing, looking, feeling guitar from a mass produced model. Get one and you'll never have to look anywhere else. I may add a burst if I can steal another.
            I bought this 2010 guitar used off ebay. I feel as if I stole it for 1700.00. It was virtually unplayed.

            I won't repeat the specs, but I will say that every component is top of the line. The top has a nice flame, the sides and back have a beautiful chocolate grain, the ebony fretboard and binding are flawless, the nitrose is perfect, the inside is immaculate. This guitar is everything that you would expect from a Martin D-41 or 42 at only a fraction of the cost. I just sold a D-41 about a year ago and regretted every moment of not having it, but I guess everything happens for a reason because this Guild D-55 is better in my opinion and I think most anyone would agree that it is at least the D-41's equal.

            The sound and playability is where I am really sold. The looks are just icing.
            I can't find a craftsmanship flaw on the guitar and I have looked it over for a few hours now. Not one factory flaw.
            The price for this guitar is a steal. Loot one while you can. If you pay more for a different guitar and you are looking for a classic dread then I think you are just paying that much because you are a brand loyal kind of person.

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