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Guild D50 Bluegrass Special Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Guild's D-50 Bluegrass Acoustic Electric Guitar is for players who want the great early 1960s Guild in a larger, dreadnought-body instrument, and for...Click To Read More About This Product
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When it's your turn to do the pickin', this guitar won't let you down.
Guild's D-50 Bluegrass Acoustic Electric Guitar is for players who want the great early 1960s Guild in a larger, dreadnought-body instrument, and for finger-style and flat-pick players who need an instrument with great note articulation.
We're talkin' vintage D-50 specs, solid red spruce top and scalloped bracing, mahogany back and sides, tortoise bindings, one-piece 20-fret mahogany neck, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, pearl dot inlays, Grover Rotomatic tuning machines and bone nut and saddle.
- Body style: dreadnought
- Top: solid red spruce
- Bracing: Guild scalloped red spruce
- Back: solid mahogany back
- Sides: solid mahogany sides
- Bridge: Indian rosewood
- Neck: 1-piece mahogany
- Fretboard: Indian rosewood (12" radius)
- Pickup: D-TAR Wave-Length Pickup and Preamp System with Load 'N Lock Battery Access
- Controls: Two adjustable trim pots, one low frequency shelving and one high frequency shelving
- Width at nut: 1-11/16"
- No. Of frets: 20
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Hardware: chrome
- Machine heads: Grover Rotomatic chrome plated die-cast tuners
- Finish: high gloss (nitro-cellulose lacquer)
- Unique features: dovetail neck joint, red spruce scalloped braced top, pearl dot position inlays, bone bridge pins, bone nut and saddle, tortoise shell bindings, classic guild rosette, tortoise shell pickguard
- Case: includes C4520 deluxe hardshell case
D50 Bluegrass Special Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
- D-TAR Wave-Length Pickup and Preamp System with Load 'N Lock Battery Access.
The Wave-Length combines a thin, piezo under-saddle transducer with an 18v, low-noise, high input impedance preamp, to create a system with twice the dynamic range of typical 9v systems. The 18v preamp is powered by two "AA" batteries and a voltage converter. With 18 volts, the signal has more headroom, so hard strumming won't distort as easily. The preamp also has an input for a second source, like a magnetic pickup or a soundboard transducer.
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 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 new 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. A
quarter turn of the collar is all you need to lock them in place. D-TAR Wave-
Length pickups are standard on all of our acoustic/electric guitars.
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Some years ago I purchased a new Guild D-4 dreadnaught that I still have today. Well pleased with it's spruce/mahogany tone and workmanship. It never lets me down. When I saw the new Guild Bluegrass Jubilee guitars, I was really impressed with the spruce/rosewood sound of the D-50 Bluegrass Jubilee. Having to wait a few weeks to get mine, I love this guitar. Workmanship, fit and finish from the Guild/Tacoma factory is just excellant. This guitar does definately rival the Martin D-28 but I find it has the tone between a standard Martin D-28 and the more expensive HD-28 of which I own also. I play Blurgrass and Folk music with bands in my area and this Guild really shines with phosphor bronze light or medium -light strings. The factory setup was just right for chording, finger picking and anything else a player requires. I find myself playing this Guild as my first choice with shows, jams and solo work. This guitar haunts me, I can hardly stay away from it for any length of time.