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Guild GAD-50E Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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From Guild comes the GAD-50E acoustic-electric guitar. Built on a popular dreadnought body design, this shape features strong sonic balance and proje...Click To Read More About This Product
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An elegant orchestra-style guitar, with beautiful appointments and Fishman electronics.
From Guild comes the GAD-50E acoustic-electric guitar. Built on a popular dreadnought body design, this shape features strong sonic balance and projection, great for any musical setting. The Guild guitar starts with a solid Sitka spruce top for warm, balanced tone right out of the box. The solid Indian rosewood back and sides, continue this quality with a beautiful look. The Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge offer clear, lasting sustain, and the Grover rotomatic chrome-plated die-cast tuners offer precision tuning.
Other unique features on the Guild GAD-50E acoustic-electric guitar include dovetail neck joint, Ornate Mother-of-Pearl Position Inlays, Abalone Side Dot Position Inlays, strap button with internal block reinforcement, Mother-of-Pearl Headstock Logo, Ebony Bridge Pins with Mother-Of-Pearl Dots, Ebony End Pin with Mother-Of-Pearl Dots, bone nut and saddle, mahogany body bindings, tortoise shell pickguard, back center wood mosaic inlay and dressed in an antique burst finish.
Acoustic Matrix VT Undersaddle Pickup System
Fishman's classic Acoustic Matrix Natural I preamp with the added benefit of ergonomic, soundhole-mounted Volume and Tone rotary controls. It features the same tried and true, flagship acousitc matrix pickup. This is a "discrete" system as most of the components of the system are housed within the guitar's body, so there isn't a big hole cut into the side of the guitar with a big preamp unit mounted in it.
The Guild GAD-50E acoustic electric guitar and other Guild Acoustic Design (GAD) series instruments are designed to be the right tool for the job. They are high quality, all-solid wood instruments that offer exceptional value. Experience the legendary sound of Guild at a more affordable price than ever, and get the guitar that will help you craft the perfect performance.
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Body Style: Dreadnought
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Bracing: Guild Scalloped Spruce
Back: Solid Indian Rosewood
Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Bridge: Indian Rosewood Pin Bridge
Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood, 16" Radius, (406.4 mm)
Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (43 mm)
No. of Frets: 20
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Machine Heads: Grover Rotomatic Chrome-Plated Die-Cast Tuners
Pickups: Fishman Acoustic Matrix VT System with Under Saddle Pickup and End Pin Mounted Active Preamp
Controls: Soundhole Mounted Volume and Tone Controls
Pickup Switching: None
Finish: High Gloss (Polyester)
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I spent a long time researching before deciding on the GAD-50E. I read a great number of reviews, so it's only right that I 'pay it forward' to other prospective buyers and share my impressions now that I own one. For those in a hurry: don't hesitate to buy this incredible guitar. In terms of quality in both material and craftsmanship, I truly don't think it's possible to find a better deal. While it's not a particularly ornate or fancy-looking guitar (hence the 4.5 on features), a close examination will reveal exactly where your dollars went. The solid woods used are lustrous and beautiful in their own right, and were the perfect choice to give the guitar a voice that is unmistakably that of a fine guitar. Full, round bass with shimmering mids and highs tell you at once that you are playing a dreadnought Guild. The sustain is extraordinary; it rings like fine crystal with a sound that seems to playfully not want to leave. I've played $2500 guitars that didn't leave me with the smile on my face like this one does.As a long-time pianist and guitarist, I find that the true measure of an instrument's worth is answered in one question: does it make me a better musician by giving me that certain inspirational sound/magic/je ne sais quoi. When I ask that of the GAD-50E, the answer is a resounding yes. And the fact that I was able to find one for under a grand (in gorgeous amber sunburst no less) make my smile all the wider.
I own the GAD-50E in the Sunburst finish. I have really enjoyed owning this guitar and I would certainly recomend it to anyone looking to spend sub-$1000 on a high quality guitar. The build quality and finish on GAD-50E is really outstanding for a non-USA made guitar. The sound is clear and balanced, but does not rival my Martin D-35 for bass response, projection, and sustain. But dont get me wrong, for the money, the sound is excellent and I would certainly recomend it to anyone. I prefer my USA made instruments, but my second choice go-to guitar is the Guild GAD-50E.
Guild acoustics have a unique sound and I've always wanted one but never could afford one until the GAD series came out. When I saw this was made in Asia I thought it would never sound like an American Guild but I took it off the wall & played it anyway. I was amazed and bought it on the spot. The only downside is the Fishman pickup which does not do the guitar justice, so I often mic in a small venue. On the upside, this guitar is so powerful that it can fill some small venues with no amplification.