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Guild D55 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Case
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It was first introduced in '68 as a special order item only and quickly became a regular offering because of strong response from players. It feature...Click To Read More About This Product
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Guild's flagship model.
It was first introduced in '68 as a special order item only and quickly became a regular offering because of strong response from players. It features a spruce top, rosewood back and sides, 3-piece mahogany neck, ebony bridge and fretboard with mother-of-pearl and abalone block-position inlays, and G-shield headstock logo. Prized by players worldwide from John Renbourn to the Barenaked Ladies.
Rosewood back and sides
3-piece mahogany neck
Ebony bridge and fretboard with mother-of-pearl and abalone block-position inlays
G-shield headstock logo
Abalone rosette inlay
Reviewed by 17 customers
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I recently purchased a beautiful sunburst Guild D-55. I tested every major guitar out there (Gibsons, Taylors, Martins,etc). Forget the D-28s, HD-35s, Hummingbirds, J-200s,etc. The D-55 outshined them all in sound and playability, not to mention value. The tone and action are wonderful and it sustains for days on end. Fear not purists the new Fender built Guilds are just as good as their predecessors...
I own five guitars. One Gibson J-160e that's a dud. A 12 string Takamine that's brilliant, a 2001 Takamine collectors (with dolphins) and a Takamine Grand Ol' Opry. But my Guild 2006 D-55 plays easier, great tone and superb quality. I fell in love with it the first time I played it. With fingers with a little arthritis like I have, it is very easy to play. I am thinking about a D-55 acoustic/electric if I can slip it passed my other half.
I bought a new Guild D-55 in 1997. I had always dreamed of owning one. I love it and would NEVER sell it. Not to mention that the new model has doubled in price since then.
I just bought the Guild D55, or should I say, my girlfriend got it for me and let me tell you, it rocks. I own a few Taylor's, Martian's Gibson and this is the best Acoustic I have ever owned. It's a sweet sounding axe, very rich and smooth tones. I think Guild could have done a better job on their cases but that's easy to fix. For the guitar, buy it before the price goes up!! And if my girlfriend ever bails on me, I will have years and years of writing songs about her and how she broke my heart, with my Guild D55.
I own a newer Connecticut made model, and I must say it sounds great and plays extremely well. The sound is very balanced and the neck and action are the best I have found on any acoustic. The build quality is very solid. Materials, finish work, and attention to detail are all A+. I find that it is responsive enough for light finger picking, but holds up very well to hard percussive strumming. It is a great looking instrument with unique V shaped abalone block inlays and first class binding. I especially like the vintage headstock and open gear tuners.
My new Guild D55 Antique Sunburst, (Tacoma Model)is beautifully built, and absolutely the best sounding and looking (6 string) axe that I've ever owned.Initially, I lowered the bone saddle according to Guild's instructions.After that, I added two upgrades. First, I had a local Luthier install a front strap button (gold to match tuners), and second, I ordered "Buffalo Bone" bridge pins.After installing these bone pins, I immediately noticed increased volume, but the real prize was the tone was stepped up a couple notches.My recommendation for Guild, is include Bone Pins in this model, as standard equiptment. Plastic pins on a guitar of this class, do not belong in the bridge!Also, install a front strap button as well. Taylor and others include the front button as standard equiptment. After owning this Guild D55 ATB for 6 weeks, I have to say that it is a serious instrument for serious guitarists! Go for it!
The Guild D55 is a beautifully crafted instrument.It's heavy, looks great, & the sound is heavenly.Rich in volume, crisp in sound. Plays like a dream. The action is the BEST!! Very easy on the fingers. 10 stars! I fell in love with the sound of a Guild when I heard Ritchie Havens, Bert Sommer, & Tommy Smothers play theirs.
I own three guitars, one of which is a 12 string Takamine which I love. The Guild D55 Dreadnought Acoustic is by far the greatest guitar I have ever had the pleasure of playing. The exceptional tone and clarity of every note and fret is amazing. This is the BEST guitar I have ever played.
The sound is best I've heard on any acoustic in all positions. guitar is somewhat plain looking but with the Guild logo and the neck inlays it has an understated classic look that improves with age. I sort of wish the frets were a little narrower. You have to attack and release quickly to stay out of let up buzz. But if you play a lot and have seasoned hands, it is not an issue.
This is the first guitar out of all that i have owned that replaced a guild d25 from 1978. The d25 which was given to my daughter for graduation was an outstanding for flat picking and I would always pick it up over my others. This d55 has a wonderful sound for a 8 year old instrument that has the potential to bloosm into a great overall sound in the next 10 years and I am banking on it. Although the it is a "pretty" instruments, time will tell if it has he quality craftmanship and materials to last 20-30 years down the road. If it does, I think it will able to compete with the d18's of yesterday.
I purchased my D55 roughly 33 years ago. I also own a Martin D25 12 string. But the Guild is my pride and joy...it has mellowed sweetly and maintained its beauty in both looks, sound and ease of play. Ot of all I've owned, the D55 is certainly my favorite. If they still them like they did mine...well, you know the rest. Thanks Guild.
Action: PerfectSound: PerfectLooks: PerfectThis guitar is phenomenal. Literally plays as easy as most electric guitars, with a sound that's nearly unbeatable. Does not have the booming bass that a Martin does, but it has perfectly balanced tone. Martins are made for bluegrass, this guitar is for everything else.
This is a pretty great guitar. I mean, I'm in love with it. It's worth every penny.
I have spent the last two years looking for the one. You know the one you pick up and strum and start smiling uncontrollably, and then you have to get your pickin' buddy to play it because he won't believe you when you tell him how good it sounds. I have played countless makers and models of guitars over the last two years, and this is by far the best sounding, easiest playing guitar I've come across. This guitar, to me, is perfectly balanced from string to string with unbelievable projection and tone. There are some good guitar makers out there, Washburn, Martin, Taylor, Alvarez Yari, Takamine, and you have to play what sounds best to you. But, if you have never played the D55 your doing yourself a disservice. Just play and see!
I own a newer, Tacoma-built Guild D55 in the beautiful sunburst. Mine didn't come with D-TAR, so I had a pickup locally installed. Although this guitar costs a lot, it is far less than a comparable Martin or Taylor, which is why I gave it a 5 for value (as well as in the other categories).This thing plays and sounds incredible, and the quality is unbeatable. Just the other day, I had a show, and set up my equipment, only to find that my pedalboard was malfunctioning. I was already onstage, and it was time to go, so I started tuning by ear... and my D55 was already in perfect tune, several days after I'd last used it (I do keep a humidifier in the case, though).Anyway, great instrument. Everyone should have one, but then I wouldn't feel as unique...
- I purchased the D55 almost three years ago.- I have owned several varieties and manufactures of varied styles.- The D55 is well worth the cost.- It has a very good playability.- The sound is great- The construction is very good- I would buy it again.
I got the D-55 and within a week the bridge started to pull off! After I paid a good bit of money to get it fixed, I wrote to Guild about what happened, and when I said something about the money, they laughed and told me "no way". Guild will not stand behind their product!!!