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The vintage-style Guild Guitars GAD-F20 acoustic offers you a high quality, all-solid wood guitar of exceptional value. Appointments like a solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, flame maple binding, mahogany neck, and rosewood fingerboard take the Guild GAD-F20 out of the ordinary guitar realm. Other generous enhancements include a rosewood bridge, bone nut and saddle, and mother-of-pearl dot inlays.
The GAD-F20 guitar's concert body style minimizes overtones, boomy bass, and reverberation while offering more focused sound projection from a body slightly smaller than a dreadnought guitar.
While particularly well suited for fingerpicking, the concert guitar body fits into any musical setting.
The solid spruce top contributes balance in tone, and the solid mahogany back and sides offer crisp attack, with plenty of projection right out of the box. The rosewood bridge and fretboard produce lasting sustain, and the Grover vintage-style chrome-plated open-back tuners offer precise tuning.
Other noteworthy features include 24-3/4" scale length, 13-3/4" lower bout width, dovetail neck joint, scalloped spruce braced top, mother-of-pearl headstock logo, and mother-of-pearl dot position inlays. But wait, there's more: cream colored bridge pins with black dots, bone nut and saddle, tortoise shell pickguard, and a factory installed forward strap button with internally braced support. Dressed in a high-gloss polyester finish, the GAD-F20 acoustic is sure to be an instant favorite in your guitar collection.
Guild Acoustic Design (GAD) series guitars are designed to be the right musical tool for the job. High-quality, all-solid wood guitars, they offer you an exceptional value.
Now you can experience the legendary sound of a Guild at a more affordable price than ever, and get a guitar capable of crafting your perfect performance.
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I just bought a Guild GAD f20 from Musician's Friend. I have owned many guitars over a 40 year span, but this is my first "small body" guitar. I love it. It is easy and inviting to hold and play. The sound is bright and "alert", if that word works here? It is less resonate by far than my Gibson J 150 or Martin D 18. But is is somehow more "player friendly". It lends itself to picking out new melodies and playing with things other than traditional strumming and rhythm guitar. I find I am playing it more than my other guitars, and that is only partly because it is new. It is also just fun guitar with which to experiment. It will make you want to get creative.
I've played guitar for decades, but hadn't played that many Guilds till recently. The ones I tried were very good quality, so when I was searching for a smaller guitar and ran across a Guild GAD-F20 at a local store, I couldn't wait to try it out. I was surprised at the amount of tone for a smaller guitar. It sounded great, not boxy, quiet or tinny. And man, I couldn't believe the nice appointments for the price! The flamed maple binding and tail block absolutely glow, the gloss finish is perfect, the tuners are nice and everything is first rate. And after all that, it also comes with a good quality hard case.I went back to try that GAD-F20 two weeks later and it was just as good as I remembered. I took it home with me, and every time I open the case, it blows me away with how beautiful it is, I've got a torn rotator cuff, but the smaller size doesn't hurt to hold - and once I start playing, I get that thrill you get from a really great sounding guitar. This isn't my only guitar, and it's far from my first, but if you're looking for a smaller guitar, I don't think you'll find many that sounds and feels as good as the Guild GAD-F20.
This is my first all solid wood guitar. I spent two years looking for the right fit, sound, and price. I played every small body I could get my hands on from Martin, Taylor, et al. None of them could strike the right balance between the quality of sound and price point. But the moment I picked up and played the Guild GAD F20, I knew it was the perfect guitar for me. It has an amazingly balanced sound that accommodates both finger picking and strumming. Also important for me was it's size. With the lower bout I am able to play for long periods of time without my should beginning to hurt as it does on Grand Auditoriums and Dreadnoughts. I don't normally write reviews, but the F20 has been such a blessing I felt it important to share with others. Don't be afraid to take a chance on this amazing instrument. I don't think you'll be able to find a better guitar at this price point, ever.