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The dreadnought body of this Guild acoustic guitar is made from all solid wood and features a cutaway, Sitka spruce top, African padauk back and sides, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, ebony bridge pins, wood binding, Fishman Matrix 1 pickup and 1-11/16" nut.
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I purchased a Guild GAD50PCE and a week later there was a 2-3" crack running from the binding just left of the neck toward the sound hole. ONE WEEK! I've owned guitars since 11 years old (39 years) and have NEVER had a guitar crack on me even after years of ownership. Save yourself a headache, look elsewhere if you are looking for quality. If you want expensive kindling, then this is your guitar.
I got a great deal on mine from Musicians Friend about 4 years ago. I first played a Guild of a friends and immediately fell in love with the playability and tone. When I was ready to upgrade my acoustic I went to all the local guitar shops and tried everything I could lay my hands on. I was focussed on Martins, Taylors and Guilds. I found the volume and tone to be better on the Guild, and the look and price were superior also. I found the playability to be better on the Guild than the Martin. Maybe its just me but I think the Guild is far superior to the Taylor and much better value than the Martin. I just don't get why some Martins are soooo expensive, maybe if you are Eric Clapton you can see the value but I don't get it. Just because one wood may be more expensive than another does not mean it will make a better sounding guitar. A lot of this comes down to personal style, technique and preferences.
I have owned the guitar for about a year now and I simply Love the guitar.I sent it to the philippines and the postal service cracked the sitka top and the sides pulled away from the top, I wanted to cry :(My wife took it for repair and they did get the top pushed back into the side but cracked the top more, they put some kinda finnish over it to protect it but the guitar looks no good compared to before.The Good thing about it is the sound has not changed and it still have a beautifull tone.I Have a takammie, 800 dollar taylor and a thousand dollar martin but my wife and 8 year old son along with my cousin will not even touch the other guitars.I tell them the guild is ugly now with the cracks and they tell me they do not care the sound is that good.my cousin likes to hook it up to a roland cube 30 and she loves the sound when we play the nord electro 2 keyboard with the guitar.the guitar has been threw hell but it is amazing the sound it projects it has the deep bass sound of the martin and the brights of the taylor but louder then the taylor.When unplugged the sound is great and when plugged in it sounds incredible.my family does not want to play anything else but the guild and that means I will be playing the Martin I guess.Another thing my wife could not play a Bm with the martin at all but after changing to the taylor she could play it but her chord changes where slow and the first time she picked up the guild she was able to play her Bm smoothly from one chord to another and she does not even want to touch the taylor anymore.All I can say this guitar is worth the 1 thousand you pay for it but if you have a family full of guitar players like i do you will not get a chance to ever play it. I have sent many guitars to the philippines without problems but after having the guild break i am shy about sending anymore guitars and i will not send it to guild for repair for that reason, it just sounds to good to risk sending it away.
I've had this guitar for about two years and continue to be amazed by how much I love it. I use medium guage strings and it's still very easy to play, has great sustain. It looks terrific. The pickup is very dynamic - there are no volume or eq - but play it light, it's quiet; dig in, it rocks. Excellent value.
I searched high and low for the least expensive all wood guitar and decided on the Guild GAD50PCE.What a beauty, great sound and best of all it cost about the same as some of the bigger name plywood axes. It came with an awesome case too!
I've been playing since the 60s and have owned many guitars both electric and acoustic. This Guild is a killer - great eye candy, fabulous sound and solid woods for a fraction of the cost of a Martin or Taylor. Highly recommend this axe to anyone.