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Guild GAD Series D-125 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural 

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The Guild GAD Series D-125 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar's all-mahogany construction produces a unique and well-balanced sound, with clear, tight bass ...Read More

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All-mahogany construction that produces a unique and well-balanced sound.

The Guild GAD Series D-125 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar's all-mahogany construction produces a unique and well-balanced sound, with clear, tight bass and a warm, airy top end-great for a broad range of musical 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.

Case included.

FEATURES
  • Solid mahogany top, back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard, bridge and headcap
  • Satin-finish mahogany neck with slim profile
  • Mother-of-pearl rosette and inlays

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

SPECIFICATIONS

GAD Series D-125 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

  • 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
  • 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: 1.6875" (43 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Bridge Pins: Ivory Colored Plastic
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome, Die-Cast
  • String Nut: Nu-Bone
  • Saddle: Nu-Bone, Compensated
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP 16 Coated Phosphor Bronze (.012-.053 Gauges)
  • Unique Features: All-mahogany construction, satin finished neck with slim profile, Mother-of-Pearl rosette and inlays
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GuildGAD Series D-125 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (23)
  • Good feel (19)
  • Fun to play (15)
  • Stays in tune (15)
  • Consistent (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (16)
    • Practicing (16)
    • Small venues (13)
    • Recording (12)
    • Rock concerts (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (15), Novice (4), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Stunning Guild Tradition

    Amazing guitar....if anyone doubts the ability of excellence in craftmanship and quality of wooden instruments coming out of China, think again! The woods, build quality and tone of this guitar are...Read complete review

    Amazing guitar....if anyone doubts the ability of excellence in craftmanship and quality of wooden instruments coming out of China, think again! The woods, build quality and tone of this guitar are simply amazing for the price...actually at any price! Comes with a very decent hardshell arched case too. The woods used in this example are perfectly bookmatched and the craftsmanyship equals that of the big US manufactuers. I very much like the tone of an all mahogany acoustic, reminds me of Koa, with a bit more sustain. I must say I have had a few US Guild's back in the 70's and 80's and this GAD-125 rings closer in astetics than does the GAD-25 IMO. It's, loud and balanced across all strings, up and down the neck. No gitches in tone or appearance inside and out. The inside is impeccably clean with nary a miss anywhere. Kerfing is tall and perfectly notched, sides are vertically braced, bracing is clean and uniform, no sign of glue anywhere, finish is perfect as well...WOW, I can't believe the quality of this solid wood guitar for the price! It is evident that Guild has a close eye on this Chinese factory and the quality of their builds. I'm so glad to see Guild revived by Fender, both in the US factory and providing exceptional import quality...Kudo's to Fender! Out of the box this acoustic sounds true Guild and continues their unique tone and looks. Guild has always been true to their designs, which truly set them apart from the big three. "Meant to be Played" If I were to hit on one thing it's the three piece neck...however it has a stellar shape, somewhat narrow, but fast, a Guild tradition. A solid neck may be prettier, but is probably not a strong as a laminated heel block neck. This is simply a beautiful guitar to look at, to play and the tone is well in a word stunning. Last but not least, lets give a shout out to Musicians Friend for their service, follow-up and devotion to being IMO the best online seller of musical instruments bar none. Thank you and trust me this is a great buy for a great guitar....it's a keeper, which most likely won't wear off or grow tiring with age!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    GAD Series D-125 Dreadnought Acoustic

    I read the other reveiws and was psyched to get this. However, regardless of the great reveiws, the two (2) I've received so far had to be returned due to quality, finish...Read complete review

    I read the other reveiws and was psyched to get this. However, regardless of the great reveiws, the two (2) I've received so far had to be returned due to quality, finish issues.

    The second one, just returned today was like the first 1)great sound 2)great intonation 3)good feel/setup, however since does not have a 2-way Truss Rod(?) or is broken I could not adjust the Back-bow. The Forward-bow was as far as it should be on any well set up guitar if one likes that much. However, when attempt to adjust the Backbow to flatten out the neck the Trussrod was loose, would have unscrewed or rattled not Pulling the Neck Back (a big tech job/fix), not good or permenant fix either on New guitar.

    The Third try is since - liking the Vol, Resonance, Sustain. It is Brite in Full Freq Range; it will loose some as loosens up. I just don't get how a guitar like this regardless of price/country goes out. Any neck can twist but to not have a two way truss in 21st Cent makes this risky w/3rd one too.

    And, misc., really silly Finish issues that just should not be.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    2 years later still a great guitar

    By Tucknfoldman

    from West Palm Beach, Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Came Wcase
    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Looks great
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune
    • Well made

    Cons

    • No Electronics

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

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

    This is a very good guitar. It is one of the best Guitars I have played and it is one of the least expensive guitars I have purchased. I bought mine two years ago and I had two Martin D-15 (all mahagony guitars)the Martins were purchased for the same price if not a little cheaper. I got great deals from GC in those days. But I must say these guitars are very comparable. THey do not sound the same and one is not "better" than the other but the quality is really comparable. The Martins in this price range do not compare with the Guild and it's all wood body. I am not biased against the Chinese built instruments and I must say this is one of the better built guitars from China. Finally I must write, There is no Epiphone comparable to this guitar.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    low end price high end sound-tone

    By Mick

    from Prarie Divide, Co

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

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

      The sound, tone and sustain of this guitar is great . The build is also very good, nicely finished off. the thin neck and medium to low action is great-----
      for a low end price it's a great buy and it's a keeper. She's a 5 star baby.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      GAD Series D-125 Dreadnought Acoustic

      By PiscMusician

      from Piscataway, NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

      • Not Consistent
      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

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

      I read the other reveiws and was psyched to get this. However, regardless of the great reveiws, the two (2) I've received so far had to be returned due to quality, finish issues.

      The second one, just returned today was like the first 1)great sound 2)great intonation 3)good feel/setup, however since does not have a 2-way Truss Rod(?) or is broken I could not adjust the Back-bow. The Forward-bow was as far as it should be on any well set up guitar if one likes that much. However, when attempt to adjust the Backbow to flatten out the neck the Trussrod was loose, would have unscrewed or rattled not Pulling the Neck Back (a big tech job/fix), not good or permenant fix either on New guitar.

      The Third try is since - liking the Vol, Resonance, Sustain. It is Brite in Full Freq Range; it will loose some as loosens up. I just don't get how a guitar like this regardless of price/country goes out. Any neck can twist but to not have a two way truss in 21st Cent makes this risky w/3rd one too.

      And, misc., really silly Finish issues that just should not be.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      such a beauty

      By andrewgtrfrk

      from Jefferson, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

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

        So I just received this the other day and can't stop playing. Such a nice rich sound, and the neck which is normally a big focus for me, feels great, made for a devoted guitar player. I kind of wish I could get the old sound even when it was new, but I guess they are still working on that one and the old ones from Rhode Island days are just too pricey.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Guitar

        By MottleyCrew

        from Richmond, VA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Perfect guitar. This may be my first guitar, but this is great for all guitarists whether new like me, or experienced. While I would have liked for it to be Acoustic-Electric, the only acoustic sound is stunning. I also appreciated that it came with a guitar case. In addition, the guitar stays in tune. I tuned it, then didn't play it for the next day, and when i pulled it out, it was still perfect. Get this guitar.

            Comment on this review

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Solid Mahogany Guitar

            By BadRabbit

            from Birmingham

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

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

              Sound- This guitar is very well balanced and though the overtones are slightly more subdued than on a spruce top, they are by no means missing altogether. The bass is bold and the top end is clear. This guitar is quite loud which I wasn't expecting from and all mahogany guitar.

              Look- The color is beautiful and I like the striped grain. The poly is not too thick and is well applied and smooth. The headstock is plainer than some other Guilds. I actually would have preferred slightly more decoration there. Soundhole design is understated but well done.

              Feel- The action is fairly low from the factory and likely won't require a lot of set up. The satin finish on the neck provides for very smooth movement up and down. The slimmer nut and shape of the neck provides a similar feel to a 100/200 series Taylor.

              Comment on this review

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Value for Pro or Hobbyist

              By Cole

              from Georgia

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

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

                I purchased the D-125 as an upgrade from an old Ibanez acoustic I had been using periodically for the past 7 years or so. Right out of the box the action and feel of the neck were amazing! I personally like the "beefy" low end that is mentioned in prior reviews. You can't beat the quality in the 500-750 range. Oh and they still need to change the "case included" in the description because it's a pretty sweet added bonus!

                Comment on this review

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Stunning Guild Tradition

                By nobodeuno

                from WNC

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Any Style

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

                Amazing guitar....if anyone doubts the ability of excellence in craftmanship and quality of wooden instruments coming out of China, think again! The woods, build quality and tone of this guitar are simply amazing for the price...actually at any price! Comes with a very decent hardshell arched case too. The woods used in this example are perfectly bookmatched and the craftsmanyship equals that of the big US manufactuers. I very much like the tone of an all mahogany acoustic, reminds me of Koa, with a bit more sustain. I must say I have had a few US Guild's back in the 70's and 80's and this GAD-125 rings closer in astetics than does the GAD-25 IMO. It's, loud and balanced across all strings, up and down the neck. No gitches in tone or appearance inside and out. The inside is impeccably clean with nary a miss anywhere. Kerfing is tall and perfectly notched, sides are vertically braced, bracing is clean and uniform, no sign of glue anywhere, finish is perfect as well...WOW, I can't believe the quality of this solid wood guitar for the price! It is evident that Guild has a close eye on this Chinese factory and the quality of their builds. I'm so glad to see Guild revived by Fender, both in the US factory and providing exceptional import quality...Kudo's to Fender! Out of the box this acoustic sounds true Guild and continues their unique tone and looks. Guild has always been true to their designs, which truly set them apart from the big three. "Meant to be Played" If I were to hit on one thing it's the three piece neck...however it has a stellar shape, somewhat narrow, but fast, a Guild tradition. A solid neck may be prettier, but is probably not a strong as a laminated heel block neck. This is simply a beautiful guitar to look at, to play and the tone is well in a word stunning. Last but not least, lets give a shout out to Musicians Friend for their service, follow-up and devotion to being IMO the best online seller of musical instruments bar none. Thank you and trust me this is a great buy for a great guitar....it's a keeper, which most likely won't wear off or grow tiring with age!

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful instrument that's fun to play

                By Phil

                from Panama City, FL

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    This Guild is high quality at an outstanding price. Sounds great and is gorgeous. Quality hard case included. This website needs to advertise that the case is included. I found that out from reading theses comments. That adds huge value to the price point.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    What a great guitar

                    By n/a

                    from texas

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Great Tone And Volume
                    • Rich Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

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

                      after my epiphone hummingbird this will be my go to guitar , as soon as i pay it off from my credit card i am getting the 12 string

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