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Guild F-50R Vintage Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar with DTAR Lock & Load Pickup System
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The Guild F-50R Vintage Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar follows in the tradition of the original Guild flat-tops, first made in 1954. In 1965, Guild o...Click To Read More About This Product
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Nothing sings out as bold and true as a Guild jumbo acoustic guitar.
The Guild F-50R Vintage Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar follows in the tradition of the original Guild flat-tops, first made in 1954. In 1965, Guild offered its popular F-50 jumbo model in a rosewood version. The F-50R has a completely different sound with a warmer tone than its maple sibling”the F-50”and has been an guitar of choice for players such as Bonnie Raitt, Bryan Adams and Dan Hicks.
Today's acoustic-electric Guild F-50R is crafted with solid Indian rosewood back and sides, a 4.8"-deep body, X-bracing pattern and a sculpted rosewood bridge. It's further enhanced with a AAA spruce top, a bound ebony fingerboard with traditional mother-of-pearl and abalone block inlays, G-shield headstock logo, gold hardware, pure nitrocellulose lacquer finish and the D-TAR Wave-Length Load 'N Lock pickup system.
The D-TAR 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 2 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 guitar's size and shape. Wave-Length transparently amplifies the natural timbre of your Guild F-50R guitar with minimal coloration.
The soundhole-mounted Volume and Tone controls give the ultimate in final control for your tonal palette. But perhaps the coolest part of the system is D-TAR's new Load 'N Lock system, which guarantees quick and easy AA battery 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 securely in place.
Other appointments that make the Guild F-50R special include scalloped red spruce bracing, an ebony headcap with G-shield logo, and a dovetail neck joint with a slim heel.
The guitar's lightweight laminated birch tail-block, 30" radius top, black/white striped rosette with abalone center ring, natural mother-of-pearl and abalone V-block position inlays, bound body, fingerboard and headstock, tortoise shell pickguard, and natural finish contribute further to the F-50R's good looks.
A dual action truss rod, bone nut, saddle and bridge pins complete the Guild Vintage Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar's impressive credentials.
- Model Name: F-50R with D-TAR Pickup System
- Category: Jumbo Guitars
- Body Style: Jumbo
- Top: Solid AAA Sitka Spruce
- Bracing: Guild Scalloped Red Spruce
- Back: Solid Indian Rosewood
- Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Neck: 3-Piece Mahogany/Walnut/Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony, 12" Radius, (305 mm)
- Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (43 mm)
- No. of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 25-5/8"
- Hardware: Gold-Plated
- Machine Heads: Gotoh SE700 Series Gold-Plated Open-Back Tuners
- Pickups: D-TAR Wave-Length Pickup and Preamp System with Load 'N' Lock Battery Access.
- Controls: Volume and Tone Controls Surface Mounted Inside the Soundhole,
- Two Adjustable Trim Pots in the Preamp, One Low-Frequency Shelving and One High-Frequency Shelving