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Guild GAD Series D-125-12 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural 

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Overview

  • Solid mahogany top, back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard, bridge and headcap
  • Satin-finish mahogany neck with slim profile
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $839.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $210.00
  • Your Price:
    $62999

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A versatile and full-sounding instrument with unique presence and balance.

The all-mahogany body of the Guild GAD Series D-125-12 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (12-string sibling of the D-125) boasts unique presence and balance, with clear, tight bass and warm, airy top end that make it a versatile instrument great for a broad range of styles. Its slim satin-finish mahogany neck imparts smooth playability and silky feel; premium appointments include mother-of-pearl rosette and inlays, and rosewood fingerboard, bridge and headcap.

Features

  • Solid mahogany top, back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard, bridge and headcap
  • Satin-finish mahogany neck with slim profile

Choose a guitar that will reward you with years of playing pleasure. Order your Guild today.

 

GAD Series D-125-12 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Specifications:

  • Body
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Body Back: Solid Mahogany
  • Body Sides: Solid Mahogany
  • Body Top: Solid Mahogany
  • Bracing: Scalloped Spruce
  • Rosette: Mother-Of-Pearl Rosette
  • Purfling: Cream/Black/Cream/Black
  • Body Binding: Black ABS
  • Neck
  • Number Of Frets: 20
  • Position Inlays: Pearl Dot Inlays
  • Fretboard Radius: 16" (40.64 cm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Bridge Pins: Ivory Colored Plastic
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Die-Cast Mini Tuners
  • String Nut: Nu-Bone™
  • Saddle: Nu-Bone™, Compensated
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: D'Addario® EXP 38 Coated Phosphor Bronze 12-String, (.010-.047 Gauges)
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GuildGAD Series D-125-12 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (4)
    • Recording (4)
    • Small venues (4)
    • Practicing (3)
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      • Experienced (4)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    Amazing Guitar

    By Rocky

    from Los Angeles CA

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Requires Constant Tuning

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Guild GAD Series D-125-12 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    Amazing Guitar

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Guild D-125 12 is quality

    By Zeff

    from Eugene, Oregon

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Plays Like High End Guild
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Heavy But Sturdy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Guild GAD Series D-125-12 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Really a lot of guitar for the price. Big sound for a dread. Sustain/resonance like all Guild Jumbos. Very pleased with my purchase.

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      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      looks good, feels good, sounds tinny

      By Bruce Wayne

      from southwest Kentucky

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comes With A Case
      • Good Feel
      • GREAT LOOKING

      Cons

      • Sounds Too Tinny
      • Too Much Trebley Sound

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Guild GAD Series D-125-12 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      had to wait for this to arrive, was sold out. first impression...nice guitar ..first sound ..too much treble..no bottom on the bass strings

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best 12 string i have ever played---

      By pastor dave-gr9Vg

      from des moines, iowa

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Best Value 12 String Ever
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

      • Wish I Had Found Sooner

      Best Uses

      • Highly Recommend
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Guild GAD Series D-125-12 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      beautifully made guitar that has harmonics all over, and no mudiness in the middle like some 12 strings do...most wonderful guitar i have played and i have a martin d-28-12 and had an ovation 12.....if i could only have one guitar this would be it...i am amazed by the value of this fine guitar...

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      (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excquisite Value!

      By Larry Seguecio

      from Porto Alegre/BRA

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Great Looks
      • Imense Value
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • Mediocre Hsc

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Guild GAD Series D-125-12 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I've just purchased this guitar while in Paris for my honeymoon. I had just damaged an '74 Giannini 12 string hummingbird rip off I had, and had decided not to play around with old stuff anymore. It's just too much of a headache to deal with stuff that is always on the shop no matter how careful you are with it.

      Anyway, I wasn't really on tight budget, but was looking for a good value. I researched a little bit before going, and had settled for 3 different seemingly good deals at hand: this one for EUR 570, a Furch SJ20 (upcoming czech manufacturer also branded as Stonebridge in UK, and getting a reputation as the "European Martin") for EUR 900, and a Gibson Songwriter Deluxe 12 for EUR 1800.

      As planned and scheduled with the shop I had contacted earlier, I went down to Pigalle District and played the three of them.

      Furch was not as impressive as praised in many reviews I had read. Good action, but not a great projection. Kind of a surprisingly tiny sound.

      Gibson, in the other hand, was amazing in every aspect. But for the money, that was to be expected.

      Then came the underdog. Soundwise, it was very impressive. Warm, yet sparkly and chimey. Excellent projection and definition, filling the room maybe as well as the Gibson did. Great looks, with a beatifuly grained mahogany all around, and a sleek lacqueur finish that sets it appart from Martin's 15 series that the photos on the website wrongfully make it resemble. It has also a satin finish on the neck, which is something I think should the standart for any guitar, acoustic or electric.

      Fettish wise, my heart was with the Gibson (objectively, "Made in China" didn't make any difference, but you know...). It would have looked great beside my J45 Custom. But value wise, this was clearly the winner. So I've I took it to my hotel room and put out a serenade for the misses, who ended up actually glad with the purchase of yet another guitar.

      Now the down sides:

      1) flawed factory inspection, since I've later noticed they've missed the lack of an end pin. But being already in love with the thing, I haven't bothered even taking it back to shop. Since I want it to have a pickup instaled soon, and that it made just the room for the jack, I made this a perfectly good excuse.

      2) The other not so great thing about it is the case. The outside finish is quite sloppy, with sewing and ouside band a little lose, as well as the metal braces. The vinyl cover was also poorly layed down and glued, so that there are bubles that make the top diamond engraving a little crooked. But the interior was fine, with a nice fluffy crimson plush. But at the end of the day this case stooded well being dispatched to a 30 hours, 2 conncetions flight back home. The guitar got back to my hands intact and in tune.

      All in all, a great all solid wood guitar that sounds as expected from this sort of feature, and for a price that's actually puzzling given what you hear and feel when you play it.

      I have great guitars, but never have had a Guild before. But if their american made 12 strings sound as good as this, they surely make up for their reputation.

      If it's sound you're after, and not a price tag, buy yourself one these. You won't be sorry.

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      (17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Big sound, small investment

      By Dugbrik

      from Springfield OR

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Excellent workmanship
      • Great neck profile
      • Rich Sound
      • Tremendous value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Festivals
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Guild GAD Series D-125-12 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I purchased this Guild 12 string as a used instrument from Musicians Friend. I had been looking for an affordable 12 string for some time and was attracted to the all-mahogany construction, as I own several older Martin mahogany guitars and really like the punchy tone. When the guitar arrived, I was stunned by its finish quality and big, trademark Guild sound. The neck is somewhat narrower and rounder in profile compared to most 12 strings, which I find quite comfortable. I am a professional luthier and musician and I work on a lot of guitars. This instrument proves that "Made in China" can indicate great work, although that is not the case yet in many other guitars that I have seen. I have seen Chinese classical instruments improve to the point that they rival the European makers, and it looks like they are headed that way with guitars as well. After setting up the guitar and installing a pick up, I can say that I am very pleased with my purchase.

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