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Guild F50R Vintage Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar With D-Tar Pickup And Case
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Nothing sings out as bold and true as a Guild jumbo acoustic-electric guitar. They are the original Guild flat-tops, first manufactured in Manhattan ...Click To Read More About This Product
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If you like the projection of a real jumbo acoustic-electric, this guitar is for you.
Nothing sings out as bold and true as a Guild jumbo acoustic-electric guitar. They are the original Guild flat-tops, first manufactured in Manhattan in 1954. From the beauty of the spruce and the elegance of the rosewood to the depth of the nitrocellulose finish, Guild proudly stands behind their quality materials.
In 1965, Guild offered its popular F-50 in a rosewood version. Like those classic guitars, this F-50R Acoustic-Electric features a solid rosewood back and sides with the same vintage specs as its predecessor. It has a 4.8"-deep body, "X" bracing pattern and a rosewood bridge. The F-50R has a completely different sound and warmer tone than its maple sibling, the F-50, and has been an instrument of choice for players such as Bonnie Raitt, Bryan Adams and Dan Hicks. Features the D-TAR Wave-Length/Load and Lock pickup system.
Body style: jumbo
Top: solid AAA sitka spruce
Bracing: custom X
Back: solid rosewood
Sides: solid rosewood
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"
Machine heads: Grover gold plated die-cast tuners
Finish: high gloss (nitro-cellulose lacquer)
Pickup: D-TAR Wave-Length Pickup and Preamp System with Load 'N Lock Battery Access
Unique features: natural mother-of-pearl and abalone position inlays, tortoise shell pickguard
Case: includes C5217 deluxe hardshell case
Strings: Guild L350 phosphor bronze, gauges .012, .016, .025, .032, .042, .053
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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Here's a lover. I wanted that soft touch, that swell of emotion that would carry me over any piece I wanted to play. I found this Guild. And, if I could marry it, I would.True, I've been a Guild fan for years. This one's my fourth. It plays better then I do. It's balanced, it's a delight, it lets my fingers glide effortlessly. The D-tar pick-up system is the stuff of dreams. How pure the sound is coming out of the amp, PA system. I play a lot of James Taylor, Harry Chapin, folk and folk rock if you will, and this axe embraces whatever I attempt.You're looking for love in a wooden box? Here it is, don't pass it by lightly.
If your looking for the best acoustic guitar ever built here it is! Incredible full range and super low end that can be felt when played. These guitars are built with weight and true American craftsmanship. I absolutley love mine! You can spend as much or more on other major brand instruments, however they all fail when compared to a Guild. The D-Tar preamp is incredible and projects an amazing sound when plugged in. By placing the tone and volume controls inside the sound hole and all other components inside the body chamber, there is no compromise to the integrity or sound of these guitars as with surface mounted preamps. Don't hesitate to buy you won't be dissapointed.
I own this guitar and it was my first guild ever, I'm proud to say that it is truly amazing and it is a pleasure to play this guitar everyday. I'm so happy that I've finally found a great and reliable guitar company to follow through my music and to push me to the next level.
I bought a Brazilian Rosewood F50R in 1970, and have kept it in mint condition. This is the original lap-piano, and the depth and sweetness, not to mention volume, are unmatched by any production guitar. I use my Martin D45 as my beater, my travel guitar; it is several large notches beneath the Guild.
I bought mine new in 74, when everyone else seemed to want the Martin D35. This guitar had the fullest range of sound of any guitar I'd ever played. I just recently took a deep breath and installed a LR Baggs M80. (Had to drill a half inch hole). But I figured,'could you marry that pickup to a better guitar?' It's unbelievable. You'd be hard pressed to find a better combo.