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Guild GAD Series M-120E Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

A solid mahogany top, back and sides that produce a warm, balanced sound.

The Guild GAD Series M-120E Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a solid mahogany top, back and sides that produce warm, balanced sound with excellent projection and distinctive presence. The 24 3/4" scale length and slim satin-finish mahogany neck impart effortless playability and exceptional feel, and the onboard Fishman Sonitone pickup system delivers clear and natural amplified sound. Other features include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge and mother-of pearl rosette and inlays.

FEATURES
  • Solid mahogany top, back and sides
  • 24 3/4" scale length
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • 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 M-120E Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Body
  • Body Shape: Concert
  • Body Back: Solid Mahogany
  • Body Sides: Solid Mahogany
  • Body Top: Solid Mahogany
  • Bracing: Scalloped Spruce
  • Rosette: Mother-Of-Pearl Rosette
  • 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: 24.75" (62.9 cm)
  • Electronics
  • Special Electronics: Fishman Sonitone Under-Saddle Pickup w/ End-Pin Mounted Active Preamp and Volume & Tone Controls
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Bridge Pins: Ivory Colored Plastic
  • 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: All-mahogany construction, satin finished neck with slim profile, Mother-of-Pearl rosette and inlays
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GuildGAD Series M-120E Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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4.0

Wonderful Guitar

By 

from Portland, Oregon

Pros

  • Case is Amazing
  • Very portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everthing

    Comments about Guild GAD Series M-120E Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I just purchased this guitar on stupid deal of the day, I'm so glad I did. This Guitar plays and sounds absolutely gorgeous. The size is a bit smaller than I expected, but plays like a dream. I own the Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Guitar and I actually prefer this Guild over the Taylor, Because it has a bigger scale length, so switching between my full size dreadnought isn't a issue. It's only 3/4 of inch difference in length. Don't hesitate on purchasing this, it's definitely worth the price. I've been playing guitar for over 20 yrs and this is my first Guild, I play Martins and my GS Mini Taylor. Love the Guild.

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    4.0

    Great tone, great look, but needs work

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    from Chicago, IL

    Pros

    • Gorgeous finish
    • Sweet Tone

    Cons

    • Needed fret dressing

    Best Uses

      Comments about Guild GAD Series M-120E Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Been a fan of every M-120 and M-120E I've played in shops, so when the Stupid Deal of the Day came along, I couldn't help myself. Opened up the case and it was GORGEOUS! Then I started to strum...

      The notes that weren't buzzing like a sitar were sweet and clear, but multiple frets were sticking up and couldn't be hammered back in. Had to take the guitar to the local Guild tech to get warranty work done.

      Looking forward to getting it back, but I'm guessing that (once it's playable) it'll be the best bang-for-the-buck all-solid mahogany guitar out there!

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      4.0

      Good parlor size acoustic

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      from NC

      Pros

      • Good value for money

      Cons

      • Needs Some Breaking In

      Best Uses

      • Fingerstyle

      Comments about Guild GAD Series M-120E Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Needed a set up to play really well but still OK "out of the box". I took some time to find the sweet spot for this model and I only offer these tips based on what worked for me...

      Lowered action by sanding the saddle - this was factory set high like Martins etc. Didn't see any immediate need for a compensated bridge - would upgrade the tuners first as a priority.

      The string tension even with light gauge 12's was stiff, so I found that detuning a half step to Eb brought the tone out more fully and made a big difference in playability. I also detuned to 432 rather than 440 - I do this with all my acoustics these days.

      Put the guitar on a Tonerite for a week to break in the stiffness - I use one to keep all my acoustic flat tops "awake". Otherwise, just play the heck out of it to break in the top and get the tone to move.

      Tuners are OK but Waverleys would be an improvement - these fail if you detune significantly for alternate tunings where Waverleys hold pitch a lot better.

      Overall a very well built little guitar - the neck is the same width a a Martin dreadnought but somehow still feels a bit narrow - I find I have to focus more on accurate fretting than with other guitars. There is a slight buzz / rattle from the on-board preamp but nothing major - and the preamp works fine. Good case supplied as usual. No problems with the finish - looks to be a fairly bullet proof poly as is usual from Pak Rim models - not really a tone killer. This has a nice mid range bump, being an all-hog body, with a nice dry quality to the tone. Stands up well to other small body guitars; it just needs a bit of tweaking to bring out its best qualities and finding the sweet spots... a better finger style guitar than flat pick but will handle both fine - not all parlor guitars are this way.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice guitar for the money

      Pros

      • Beautiful wood
      • Easy to play
      • Great Pickup
      • Minimal Real Estate

      Cons

      • Loose Input Jack

      Best Uses

      • Anything you want to do

      Comments about Guild GAD Series M-120E Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This is a great guitar for the money. I use it in my band so I don't mess up my nice Takamine. It has a really nice tone with the right strings on it, and the pickup sounds wonderful. I prefer the Guild pickup over my Takamine pickup. Only downfall to this guitar is the input jack comes loose pretty often so you wanna make sure it's tight every time you pick it up.

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      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great value for a great musical tool...

      By 

      from Central Pennsylvania

      Pros

      • Beautiful wood
      • Great For Finger-style
      • Great Plugged Sound
      • Nice Sustain
      • Nice Warm Vintage Tones

      Cons

      • Acoustic Volume
      • Some Finish Issues

      Best Uses

      • Solo Gigging
      • Songwriting

      Comments about Guild GAD Series M-120E Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      A superb value for a nearly all -hog guitar. A nice compact concert size body and slim neck make playing effortless. A warm vintage tone with great sustain. Great action setup right out of the box with no buzzing. I purchased for gigging and songwriting and it sounds great through my fish-stick. Has a lot of power in the pickup. I feel like I'm back in the 40s when I pick this thing up and strum a few chords. I own a very nice martin and though this thing doesn't have the volume, it has a personality and nuances you won't get from a large body acoustic. A few manufacturing issues - aesthetic only and barely noticeable. For a chinese made guitar I don't think this can be beat. If you are looking for a good pluggable singer-songwriter guitar that's great for folk style music, you'll love this thing. Great for smaller persons and children too. Love it!

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      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      happy to hold

      By 

      from NE Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Balanced

      Cons

      • slight buzz

      Best Uses

      • Change O Pace

      Comments about Guild GAD Series M-120E Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Smaller scale works even on a bigger hand, and feels like I've capoed, even when I haven't. This, allows me to get up some speed that other-wise would be a bit more taxing on my F-50R. I'm sorely tempted to call this guitar my 'night-raider'.
      I'm a Guild guy. I've bought 4 of them, ( this being the 'budget' guitar), and currently own 3. When Guild had the M-20 a few years back, I always wanted to try it, just never got around to it. But now I did, and I'm not disappointed, nor surprised.
      When it got here, I had a buzz on the 4 string, 5th fret, but wasn't very bad,and really not that noticeable unless the string was plucked hard.
      What happens is this. There's very little bass, which is partly something I wanted. It's a small body, and maybe not quite as loud as I hoped, but not so quiet as that. The guitar is beauty, and the finish is very nice. Plugged in, it did a good job of processing it's own sound, and didn't come across badly at all.
      Best reason for this guitar? short scale allows better finger-management when learning different voicings, or polychords. Small body means, not a problem leaning in on the computer with this one in your hands.
      You want me to say this one's for short people? Well, OK, but everyone else is just losing out.
      I'm very happy with my Guild M-120E. it'll be in my arsenal for years.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Good Investment

      Pros

      • Mahogany
      • Nice Finish
      • Punchy Tone

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Performing
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Guild GAD Series M-120E Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Just arrived in the mail today... Wow. This thing is awesome. Everything about it is amazing. Obviously the tone is what matters, and even though it's a smaller sized concert body, this thing is definitely not lacking in tone. It's really punchy, and has more mid range than my Taylor. Plays great right out of the box. Also, the case that comes with it is pretty nice. This is my first experience with a Guild guitar, and I'm very impressed. Good work Guild.

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