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Guild GAD Series F-130 Orchestra Acoustic Guitar   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

All solid tonewoods and an ideal neck width for fingerstylists.

Guild orchestra-style guitars are known for their balanced sound and smooth playability, offering modern players tone and versatility perfect for a wide range of styles. The F-130 features a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides that deliver a strong, articulate voice, and its 1-3/4" nut makes it ideal for advanced fingerstyle techniques. Other premium features include a slim satin-finish mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, ivoroid binding, and mother-of pearl rosette and inlays.

GAD Series
Guild Acoustic Design (GAD) Series instruments offers even greater value and performance than ever before. All-solid tonewoods, tasteful appointments and performance-driven features such as satin-finish necks for smooth feel make GAD guitars the clear choice for serious players who want the most for their money. Classic Guild tone and playability have never been more accessible.

FEATURES
  • Orchestra-style body
  • Solid spruce top
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • 1-3/4" nut ideal for fingerstyle
  • Slim satin-finish mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Mother-of pearl rosette and inlays

Join the Guild of great players with the right guitar. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

GAD Series F-130 Orchestra Acoustic Guitar

  • Body
    Body Material: Solid Spruce Top with Solid Mahogany Back and Sides
    Body Shape: Orchestra
    Body Back: Solid Mahogany
    Body Sides: Solid Mahogany
    Body Top: Solid Spruce
    Body Finish: Gloss
    Bracing: Scalloped Spruce
    Rosette: Mother-Of-Pearl
    Purfling: Black/Cream/Black
    Neck
    Number of Frets: 20
    Position Inlays: Pearl Dot
    Fingerboard Radius: 16" (406.4 mm)
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck Material: Mahogany
    Neck Finish: Satin
    Nut Width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
    Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
    Hardware
    Hardware Finish: Nickel-Plated
    Bridge Pins: Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dots
    Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Open-Back
    String Nut: Nu-Bone
    Saddle: Nu-Bone, Compensated
    Miscellaneous
    Strings: D'Addario EXP 16 Coated Phosphor Bronze (.012-.053 Gauges)
    Unique Features: Satin finished neck with slim profile, Mother-of-Pearl rosette and inlays, rosewood headcap
    Accessories
    Case Gig Bags: Deluxe Hardshell
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GuildGAD Series F-130 Orchestra Acoustic Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good audio (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little Guitar

By Dick Ficker

from Genf

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Guild GAD Series F-130 Orchestra Acoustic Guitar:

    This little guitar is one of a two "chinese made Guilds I own. I must say that it is wll made, has a beautiful SB, with good quality tuners and finish. I found no need to set it up which saves me time and dough. It was a level 3 so that was a roll of the dice but this guitar looks new. It does not have the big, full sound of a dread , but is great for singer song writing and fingerpicking. I Still cannot believe it was a level 3 used guitar. A big plus was that it came with a case. that sealed the deal.
    I have to say i waited for this guitar at least a year for the price to come down and I jumped on it when I found it as an open box. Kudos MF

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is the best guitar deal you will find

    By John11

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    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 F-130 Orchestra Acoustic Guitar:

      Never owned a Guild but always wanted to. Even though this is a made in China guitar, it is all solid wood. Guild describes them as reproductions of an earlier era. Normally I have a guitar set up after I purchase it including my Martin HD-28. This guitar is ready out of the box. It is very easy to play and sounds great.

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      5.0

      Love at First Sight.

      By Motogeezer

      from Midvale Utah

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Guild GAD Series F-130 Orchestra Acoustic Guitar:

        I already have a CO-2, which is an upgraded version of the F-30. Love it. I bought this to keep at an out-of-state relative's house when I visit to avoid having to carry one on a plane. This arrived two days early. I had it shipped directly to me, so I could run it through my luthier if necessary. Pleasant surprise. Perfect right out of the box. The strings seem a little lighter than the Martins I usually play, but that's good for now as I have been suffering mightily with arthritis in my left hand. This is working out perfectly. I haven't put it down since I got it except to eat and sleep. A side note, mine is not mahogany, but rosewood. Just and interesting thing. Probably when they were building it they just used what was readily at hand. Makes it kind of special. Yeah, I love this thing already. Slightly bigger strings would enrich the tone, but it's fine.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar!

        By Norm

        from Natick, MA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Guild GAD Series F-130 Orchestra Acoustic Guitar:

          This is one great triple 0 guitar! I own two others and this is by far the best. The sound is rich and deep with a greater bass response than most triple 0's. I also love the sparkling trebles. Construction and appearance are second to none. It is evident that Guild has brought its high build standards to the factory in China. This is a keeper and I can never see myself outgrowing or parting with it.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice for the price

          By Frog fan

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Guild GAD Series F-130 Orchestra Acoustic Guitar:

            Nice guitar. I bought it as a cheap guitar that could be used and abused. Well built. Nice feel. A little "tinny" but part of that is I'm used to dreads. Nice size and very comfortable. Really nice case for the price point. Solid wood. Nice deal.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Most Comfortable and Playable Acoustic

            By John

            from Beaumont,CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            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 F-130 Orchestra Acoustic Guitar:

              No music store in my area had this model Guild, so I could not try one in advance. So, I had to blindly order it. Musicians Friend shipped it very fast, and it even included a well-constructed hard-shell case. When I took the Case out of the shipping box, the case felt so light I thought they forgot to include the Guitar. I hurriedly opened the case, and found this beautiful sunburst Guild F-130. The sunburst looks so much better in person, as compared to the ad photos. Picking up this guitar I was immediately struck by how well balanced and light it is. It literally melts in your arms, and feels like an instrument you've played for years. The tone is very rich, and the slightly wider fingerboard (1-3/4" nut) is great for finger picking. The first Guild acoustic (F-20) I ever had was given to me by my Dad in 1958, and this new F-130 continues the fine tradition of quality and value. This is a great guitar!

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              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wonderful guitar

              By Booksmith

              from Arkansas

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Guild GAD Series F-130 Orchestra Acoustic Guitar:

              Ready to play straight out of box. Received it much quicker than I thought.

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              (15 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not Your Daddy's Guild

              By Rosh

              from Flatlands

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

              • Poor Construction

              Best Uses

              • School Bands

              Comments about Guild GAD Series F-130 Orchestra Acoustic Guitar:

              I bought my first Guild D-40 in 1969 and have owned probably 7 or 8 Guild models, Martins, Breedlove and Collings. I had a GAD 30 CPCE several years ago, which had wood binding, bone nut/saddle, rosewood bridge pins and a great neck.

              This new edition of the GAD models has plastic binding, plastic nut/saddle and plastic bridge pins. The black pickguard is no comparison to the tortoise style of the old GAD version. The neck of the new model was not at all comfortable, being substantailly larger than the old style GAD. Overall the fit and finish were fair, but not anything exciting at all. The new hard shell case is a basic model, and again a step down from the fairly cool and well made tweed cases offerred with the old GAD line.

              I will give kudo's to the sound however. The guitar was crisp, focused and bright with good response and action. Given the small body, the sound is balanced, but needed more bottom end.

              Overall, I wouldn't recommend the newest edition of the GAD line. The quality is seriously lacking and now seems much more like our impression of a cheap "Chinese" guitar. For me, I respect qualtiy construction no matter the country of manufacturing. Good choice of woods and the artistic craftsmanship of a luthier are not limited by national boundaries. However, in this case Guild is attempting to continue offering a low-end line by eliminating the very details that made the GAD line most attrative. While I get that marketing approch, I can't understand why they would offer the public such trash when until just recently the GAD line was a respected and unusually good value. Now, this is just another machine manufactured kit with a plastic finish, and lots of plastic parts attached to a very uncomfortable neck.

              The ONLY plus is the fact that these are still all solid woods with a hard shell case for a reasonable price. But save your money and buy a Breedlove instead.

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