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Guild D-55 Lefty Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Guild's flagship model, the D-55, was introduced in 1968 as a special order-only item, but the response was so strong that within a few years it beca...Read More
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A legendary guitar improved for today's guitarist!
Guild's flagship model, the D-55, was introduced in 1968 as a special order-only item, but the response was so strong that within a few years it became a regular production model. Now this popular acoustic electric guitar is available for the left-handed guitarist and has built-in electronics that let you play in any venue. The D-55 is prized by players worldwide, from George Strait to Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls). This model features a spruce top, rosewood back and sides, a three-piece mahogany neck, ebony bridge and fingerboard with mother of pearl and abalone block position inlays, a "G"-shield logo, and the D-TAR Wave-Length/Load and Lock pickup system.
Guild guitars are revered for their value, reliability, tone, responsiveness, outstanding projection and sustain. This full-bodied, high-volume body style was developed with an emphasis on string-to-string balance, so that treble, mid and bass registers project evenly. The result is one of the most musically versatile dreadnoughts anywhere.
The Wave-Length pickup and pre-amp from D-TAR, with the exclusive Load 'N Lock battery access, is an under-saddle pickup system that combines a thin, piezo transducer with an 18-volt, low-noise, high-input impedance preamp. Eighteen volts translates to twice the headroom and dynamic range of a typical 9-volt system. This means you can strum extra hard without experiencing dreaded piezo "quack." Simply put, the Wave-Length is the most non-invasive acoustic guitar pickup and preamp system ever, and is as sonically spectacular as it is visually discreet.
Two adjustable trim pots, one for low frequency shelving and one for high frequency shelving, allow you to fine tune and "set and forget" the bass and treble frequencies to optimize the Wave-Length for your instrument's size and shape; enabling you to transparently amplify the natural timbre of your acoustic guitar with minimal coloration. The soundhole mounted Volume and Tone controls give the ultimate in final control your tonal palette. But perhaps the coolest part of the system is D-TAR's Load 'N Lock system, which allows quick and easy "AA" batteries changes. Just unscrew the endpin "collar," remove the old batteries, and pop in the new ones.
- Model Name: D55
- Model Number: 380-0526
- Category: Traditional Dreadnought Guitars
- Body Style: Dreadnought
- Top: Solid AAA Spruce
- Bracing: Scalloped
- Back: Solid Bookmatched Rosewood
- Sides: Solid Rosewood Sides
- Bridge: Ebony
- Neck: 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony (12" Radius)
- Width at Nut: 1-11/16"
- No. of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 25-5/8"
- Hardware: Gold
- Machine Heads: Grover Gold Plated Die-cast Tuners
- Pickups: the D-TAR Wave-Length Pickup and Preamp System with Load and Lock pickup system
- Controls: Volume and Tone Controls Surface Mounted Inside the Soundhole,
- Two Adjustable high and low EQ Trim Pots in the Preamp
- Finish: High Gloss (Nitro-cellulose Lacquer)
- Position Inlays: Natural Mother-of-Pearl and Abalone,
- Fingerboard: Bound Ebony,
- Rosette: Abalone
- Pickguard: Tortoise Shell
- Case: C4520 Deluxe Hardshell
- Strings: Guild L350 Phosphor Bronze