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Guild GAD Series F-130 Orchestra Acoustic Guitar Sunburst 

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Overview

  • Orchestra-style body
  • Solid spruce top
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $950.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $250.01
  • Your Price:
    $69999

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      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.

       

      GAD Series F-130 Orchestra Acoustic Guitar Specifications:

      • 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
       
      3.0

      (based on 2 reviews)

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      5.0

      Wonderful guitar

      By Booksmith

      from Arkansas

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

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            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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            (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not Your Daddy's Guild

            By Rosh

            from Midwest

            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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