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Guild GAD-JF48 Acoustic Design Series Jumbo Acoustic Guitar   

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The Guild GAD-JF48 delivers legendary Guild Jumbo tone at a price that makes it accessible to guitarists on a budget. It features solid mahogany back...Read More

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An all solid-wood jumbo with a musician-friendly price.

The Guild GAD-JF48 delivers legendary Guild Jumbo tone at a price that makes it accessible to guitarists on a budget. It features solid mahogany back and sides and a solid spruce top with scalloped bracing. The body is joined to a one-piece mahogany neck with the traditional dovetail neck joint. The fingerboard and bridge are crafted from rosewood. Wood bindings, Grover Rotomatic tuners, bone nut, bone compensated saddle, and pearl fingerboard inlays are finishing touches to a class act. Includes deluxe hardshell case.

FEATURES
  • Jumbo body style
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Solid spruce top with scalloped bracing
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Wood bindings
  • Grover Rotomatic tuners Bone nut
  • Bone compensated saddle
  • Pearl fingerboard inlays
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5.0

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5.0

Another great acoustic from Guild

By Tom R

from Piedmont Triad, N.C.

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I paid about $799 for mine. Would have paid more because it is that good. Guild unwisely discountinued this instrument. It would be wise to bring it back and perhaps even do a domestic version of it, although that might cost twice the amount of the excellent and beautifully made Chinese version. If you can find one out there, don't hesitate to drop several hundred or more for it. It is worth every dollar you will spend on it.
One of the best guitars out there. The shape, scale, materials, finish and overall sound are just amazing. I wouldn't trade this one for anything out there.
The construction on this guitar is excellent and it is as beautiful to look at as it is to play. It may need a professional set up to do away with buzzing, but mine was just fine right out of the box. For a solid wood guitar, you just can't beat the value of this instrument. It is that good.
See above. The value is outstanding based on the construction, and all solid wood materials. You can't find a better acoustic out there in this price range. Did I mention overall playability? Well it is one of the easiest guitars I have ever played and keeps sounding better all the time.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beats the Competition Hands Down

By Tom R

from Piedmont Triad, N.C.

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Back in the late 70s and early 80s when I first started to play guitar, I dreamed of owning something like this. However, my first real decent guitar was a Yamaha FG 345II, which I still own and love give that it has aged gracefully and sounds better today than back in 1982. For years - as I stopped playing as much as I used to - I forgot about the Guild brand or any other guitar purchase for that matter. That all changed when I got back into guitar in early 2009. I purchased the Guild GAD JF 48 and haven't looked back. It is simply the best guitar out there for the money. I love it so much, I saved up and bought another one in another finish. I simply love the shape, the sound and the overall finish and appearance. This guitar plays so well and has such a durable booming voice that beats everything else I have heard out there, including Taylors, Martins and Yamahas. Those, of course are all great guitars too, but I would never replace this one with one of those. From everything I have read, this guitar gets better with age and is something I look forward to one day passing down to my kids. Thanks, Guild. Please keep making and selling these jumbo body guitars and others like them so others can discover and keep the brand alive for years to come!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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By thumbs-u1qRJ

from lower east beach

This Black Baby of mine is NICE! Pictures aren't even close to reality. All the positives you read of this guitar are true. Attentive care during construction is evident with flawless fitting throughout while leaving no glue traces. Wood binding is quality and it's color contrast with black on this size of guitar looks clean. The fret job on this guitar is great. Out of the box the guitar's setup is low without buzzing problems. Playing this baby hard or soft the sound range is pleasing with good sustain. This guitar is fun to play and a joy to have. It deserves the rank of Black Belt as it perfectly kicks out the tunes in this household.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SWEETER EVERY DAY

By Blathem

from Minneapolis

I have had this guitar for about ten months now and I swear it gets better sounding every day. I agonized long and hard over buying a box I'd never played but I pulled the pin and I'm glad I did. I play mostly capoed and without a pick and that is right up this little things alley as it sustains so long hard playing with a pick can get a little muddy.Action is decent although not the lowest I've tried and there is some slight string buzz but I'm afraid to have it set up in case it dims the sound. I got the black finish which looks great but is delicate. The case is solid. And don't try to slop on a chord, this guitar won't put up with it.The first time I unpacked it at a friends house and strummed a chord to check tuning, his head snapped up and he said 'Wow, what a good sounding guitar!'Yeah.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Dream Come True

By Big G-z0JrT

from Florida

I played a Guild Jumbo back in 1982 when I was looking for a new acoustic. I felt I couldn't afford it at the time, so I purchased an Ibanez Artwood (which I still have, and love - it was my second choice). Long story short, I never forgot the sound of that Guild, and vowed that one day I would own one. That one day is now! I finally own the best sounding acoustic available at any price (to my ears). Its sound is unmatchable at any price (and I've played Martins, Taylors, Yamahas, Gibsons...you name it). There's just something about the sound of this Guild Jumbo that's magic! And it plays so smooth and easy! Fit, finish and quality are superb. If you get the chance, try one out. Just play it, and I bet you'll love it as much as I do!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just Awesome Sound

By Buckeye Balladeer

from Largo, FL

Just purchased this guitar and I could not be happier. Just an awesome sound. I perform mostly solo and I feel this guitar will just improve my onstage performance.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fast Jumbo

By acousticone2002

from Salinas, CA

Silk under strings...what a fretboard. Truly a fast playing acoustic... Big, true sound for days. Craftmanship with quality spruce, Mahogany and rosewood. Best guitar at this price bar none. Quality guitars made in China?...you bet.

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