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Grand orchestra size, solid red spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides, and a multi-source pickup system.
The cutaway version in the F-47 series, this grand orchestra features extra body depth resulting in a big, balanced tone with superb articulation and volume. The scalloped braced red spruce top is designed to allow the guitar top to vibrate more freely. Perfect for the stage, this Guild F-47RC Acoustic-Electric Guitar comes with the D-TAR Wave-Length Multi-Source pickup system for precise amplified sound reproduction.
D-Tar Wave-Length pickup and preamp system
The new Multi-Source combines the popular Wave-Length pickup system with a condenser microphone for versatility, flexibility and, of course, the most natural sound possible from your acoustic guitar.
The Multi-Source starts with the Wave-Length unitary design, piezoelectric co-polymer under-saddle pickup coupled to an 18-volt, low-noise, high-input impedance preamp with twice the dynamic range of typical 9-volt systems. The 18-volt preamp is powered by two "AA" batteries. With 18 volts, your signal has more headroom so hard strumming or plucking won't distort into piezo "quack" as easily.
With the addition of the highly-efficient miniature, omni-directional electret condenser microphone, you can amplify your acoustic guitar with startling clarity and accuracy. The mic is nestled in a special absorptive visco-elastic polymer shock mount for optimal isolation. Two low-profile knobs allow for master volume and microphone volume. Dial the microphone in to add just the right amount of "air"; dial it out to control feedback, if necessary. The microphone channel has two stages of low frequency roll-off to combat any tendency towards low frequency feedback. Also, full coverage copper shielding on the pickup insures immunity to external noise fields. This system is quiet.
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Comments about Guild F-47RC Acoustic-Electric Guitar with DTAR Multi-Source Pickup System:
This mini-jumbo style guitar is incredibly comfortable to play, has a beautifully deep, and full sound, and will last you for decades to come. This purchase is an investment; one that can be handed down to your children and to your children's children. From the moment you pick up this guitar and play it, you will fall in love. And the best part is, with time, it will only get better and better.
This guitar is a classic beauty! There's not a ton of flash to this guitar, but the binding, inlays, woodgrain and finish on this guitar is perfectly done. Though I have an older version of this model, the sound is incredible both plugged in and unplugged. My model also has the condenser mic/piezo combination pickup system and it sounds just as good as playing it unplugged. I've never had this guitar feedback on me, not once. The sound is full and LOUD. This guitar is best utilized on stage; the only real downside of this guitar is that it does such a great job projecting it's sound unplugged, you really have to belt out your vocals if you try to sing with it. This guitar will easily drown out the average singer without a microphone. The intonation is perfect, and I've had no issue with this guitar staying in tune. The rosewood back and sides give the tone amazing warmth.
I can't really speak for the New Hartford, CT facility as mine was built when Guild was still in Westerly, RI, but the fit and finish of this guitar is one of the best I've ever seen. The frets, binding, inlays and finish are all perfect. I've had my guitar for 11 years and it sounds better than when I first purchased it. Guild adding the D-TAR system can only make it that much better! My only gripe is with the cheap, plastic end-pins. They do the job ok, but you would think on an almost $3000 guitar, they wouldn't skimp on something so relatively inexpensive to upgrade.
The only reason I'm not giving this guitar a 10 is because it is priced about $500 higher than a comparable Taylor. I got an amazing deal on my guitar and paid less than the higher-end Taylor model. But, if they were the same price, I'd go with the Guild 100 times out of 100. If money is not the most important thing when making your purchase, than I would honestly say that you will not be disappointed if you choose the Guild F-47RC.