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Guild GAD-F20E Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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The vintage-style Guild GAD-F20E Acoustic-Electric Guitar is crafted with a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. To enhance the GAD se...Click To Read More About This Product

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Fishman's awesome electronics in a small but powerful body.

The vintage-style Guild GAD-F20E Acoustic-Electric Guitar is crafted with a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. To enhance the GAD series guitar, Guild adds flame maple binding, a mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, a bone nut and saddle, and mother-of-pearl dot inlays. A Fishman Matrix under-saddle pickup delivers the signal to your amplifier through an endpin jack.

Built on a concert body style, the GAD-F20E guitar's design minimizes overtones, boomy bass, and reverberation. The result is more focused sound projection in a slightly smaller body size 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 from the get-go.

The Guild guitar's rosewood bridge and fretboard produce lasting sustain. Genuine Grover vintage-style chrome-plated open-back tuners offer precise tuning.

Other unique features of the Guild GAD-F20E guitar include 24-3/4" scale length, 13-3/4" lower bout width, flamed maple binding, dovetail neck joint, scalloped spruce braced top, mother-of-pearl headstock logo, mother-of-pearl dot position inlays, 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-F20E acoustic-electric will instantly become a favorite in your guitar collection.

Acoustic Matrix VT Undersaddle Pickup System
Guild chose the Fishman classic Acoustic Matrix Natural I preamp for the added benefit of ergonomic, soundhole-mounted rotary Volume and Tone.

The Fishman Matrix preamp is equipped with the tried-and-true flagship Acoustic Matrix pickup. Most of the preamp's components are discretely housed within the guitar's body, eliminating the obtrusive preamp hole typically cut into the side of an acoustic-electric guitar.

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.

FEATURES
  • Body Style: Concert
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Bracing: Guild Scalloped Spruce
  • Back: Solid Mahogany
  • Sides: Solid Mahogany
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood, 16" Radius, (406.4 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (43 mm)
  • No. of Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Machine Heads: Grover Vintage Style Chrome-Plated Open-Back 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
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5.0

great little guitar

By taylorman-jv5BG

from toronto,ontario

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just purchased this guitar used from my local long and mcquade dealer. i could not be more satisfied, great sounding and easy playbility,beautiful finish. was set up perfectly,good strings on it. well worth the money.great tone and sound accousticly,and very nice when plugged in great guitar for beginners or professionals

 
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Small Guitar With a Big Voice

By BP-C58vH

from North Alabama

I have been looking for a small bodied guitar for a few years with no luck. I tried the baby guitars and found the Martin the pick of the litter with the baby Taylor the worse; didn't like them. I bought a Seagull Grand but the more I played it the more it sounded like a cigar box so I sold it. When I found the Guild 20 series guitars I knew I found the holy grail of small bodied guitars. I bought mine at a local fender and reccomend doing this so you can hear, feel, and see the guitar you are buying. They do vary some from one guitar to the next as all guitars do so get yourself a good one. I first purchased a GAD M20 because of it's playability and thought the Hog wood was just beautiful. When I got it home I found a fairly large defect in the finish that looked like a scrape while the finish was wet so I took it back to the dealer. Fender was out of stock on this one so I said I would wait; to make a long story short the dealer called me in a couple of weeks and said he could get a GAD F20E but it would still be monts before they would have another M20. I paid the difference and am really glad I did. The M20 sounded rather stuffy and muffled compared to the F20 which has a warm sweet more articulate sound. The guitar sounds great strummed or finger picked and the pickup with tone and volume control mounted in the sound hole is great. I expect the guitar will age well as it is all solid wood and just sound better with age. The top is a very white tight grained spruce that looks almost like Engleman spruce. All I know is the guitar looks and sounds great not to mention playes really easy with the shorter scale. Don't know why there are not any reviews on the internet on the F20 unless they are just really hard to come by but it is a really great guitar and I plan to use it for blues and finger picking. I have only had it a few weeks so I will report back after it ages some. Take a look at the F20E I think you will be very surprised in a positive way, it sounds like a real guitar and not a cigar box like most of the small travel guitars. The hardshell case that comes with it is really cool as well.

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