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Guild M-20 Concert Acoustic Guitar

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Guild’s iconic M-20 was the first guitar off the production line in 1967, when the company had grown so much that they relocated to a new factory in ...Click To Read More About This Product

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All mahogany with a vintage vibe made in the USA.

Guild’s iconic M-20 was the first guitar off the production line in 1967, when the company had grown so much that they relocated to a new factory in Westerly, RI. Nearly 50 years later, history has repeated itself in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in California. The M-20 is a concert size acoustic guitar built with solid mahogany top, back, and sides, informally nicknamed “the Nick Drake guitar” for its inclusion on the album art for Drake’s album, Bryter Layter.

It features a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, bone nut and saddle, and an extremely light satin finish that allows this guitar to truly sing. The M-20’s modest appointments include a vintage style rosette and Guild’s peak logo inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the headstock. Each M-20 comes with a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a hardshell case.

FEATURES
Body
Body type: Concert
Cutaway: No
Top wood: Solid Mahogany
Back & sides: Solid Mahogany
Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
Body finish: Satin varnish 
Neck
Neck shape: C
Nut width: 1 3/4"
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 24 3/4"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin varnish 
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: N/A
Other
Headstock overlay: Black Fiber
Tuning machines: Guild Vintage-Style Open-Gear
Bridge: Rosewood
Saddle & nut: Bone
Number of strings: 6
Special features: N/A
Case: Guild Humidified Archtop Wood Case
Accessories: Warranty booklet
Country of origin: United States


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GuildM-20 Concert Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT GUITAR!!!

By JohnWesleyHarding

from Southern California

Comments about Guild M-20 Concert Acoustic Guitar:

My new M-20 arrived last Friday and I brought her to Toronto as carry-on luggage the next day. I've played her nonstop all week & I am absolutely impressed with this guitar! She is VERY responsive and alive! The fit, finish, setup and feel were perfect out of the box! I'm coaxing great tones out of her whether I play softly with my fingers or drive her hard with a pick. She sustains notes forever! I've been playing guitar for 33 years and this is the first small body guitar that's tripped my trigger. I have 3 other acoustics (all dreads) in my stable, an HD-28V (banjo killer) a D-18V (awesome), and a custom built all Koa D-18GE (unreal). My new M-20 holds its own vs. the dreads despite the smaller body (albeit a different tonal spectrum). The bass rumbles in my chest, the mids are punchy & nice, the highs very clear & angelic. FWIW, the tone came VERY alive (to my ears) after swapping the coated strings it was shipped with to PB 13/56's (Martin sp4200). No disrespect if you enjoy coated strings, but this guitar should NOT be used with coated strings IMHO (YMMV). She is alive, vibrant, & sustains notes FOREVER!! The PB's helped in this regard IMHO. Now that I'm back in Southern Cal, I should mention how easy it was to travel with her & how cool the airline was. We flew AirCanada on an Airbus 321. The case fit perfectly in the overhead, and when they called for passengers with special boarding needs I walked up and asked if I could attempt to place her in the overhead, but I also said I'm happy to gate check if necessary (arriving & departing). The gate gal tagged it for gate check just in case, but it fit snug as a bug on a diagonal, literally a perfect fit. I've been traveling with a mandolin the last few years, but the M-20 is the travel guitar solution. I will also play her in the regular rotation for sure. She has a BIG sound! I have the shaded top, and the burst is beautiful (screaming mojo). The M-20 must be the best value on the market today. Great job Guild!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best all mahogany guitar I've owned

By BeeStinger

from Singapore

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Guild M-20 Concert Acoustic Guitar:

    Beautiful guitar. The sustain and reasonance of each chord is amazing. I tried the guitar against other martin all mahogany guitars (compares best with 0-15m and 00-15m sizes). The tone, depth and volume of the guitar stood out against the competition. There was no doubt, I had to get the M-20. If you're looking for an all mahogany guitar for Folk indie music - get this and you won't regret it.

     
    5.0

    Well worth the money. Would buy and recommend

    By Brian

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Finger Picking
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Guild M-20 Concert Acoustic Guitar:

      I've been searching for a smaller guitar to spend time on the couch with to work on finger picking. I've tried a number of other brands and then found the M-20. Love the sound and the finger picking playability of the guitar. As well, it's great for strumming. Fit and finish are excellent. Very pleased with the purchase.

      Well Done Guild.

       
      4.0

      Very nice guitar

      By tony

      from ny ny

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Guild M-20 Concert Acoustic Guitar:

        It is a nice guitar and it does have a full sound. However if you have a regular dreadnought, an orchestra or even an auditorium size guitar you can definitely tell there is a difference as this little guitar is no match.

        That being said, I do not think you can find a better small body guitar for sitting on a sofa, watching tv or just bringing a guitar to work to have something to play.

        I know there are many glowing reviews out there and I in no way am disagreeing with those reviews but I just want to point out the obvious that a quality larger body guitar likely will sound better but may not be as comfortable.

         
        5.0

        Sounds like all the guitar reviews!

        By Sailor Sam

        from Portland Maine

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Flawless Craftsmanship
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Guild M-20 Concert Acoustic Guitar:

          I was in the market for a smaller guitar for traveling instead of hauling around dreadnought sized guitars. After comparing cost and the various reviews I settled on the M-20. I tried to find one locally but my local shop didn't have one so I bought through MF. I had to wait due to back order but that was worth the wait. Everything about the guitar and wonderful case are of the finest craftsmanship you will see in a guitar maker. The guitar is flawless, stunningly beautiful, the sound is wonderfully clean and articulate with great tone just like the online reviews. The nut is a hair wider and the neck a little thicker (my impression) than I am used with Martin. Chords and individual notes ring out true and project better then you would expect from such a small wonder. This guitar is also made in California with pride and it shows. I recommend this guitar over any other in its size.

           
          5.0

          Best all hog guitar I've purchased

          By Creatura

          from UK

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Feel
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording
            • School Bands

            Comments about Guild M-20 Concert Acoustic Guitar:

            I've been playing guitar for some time and have bought and sold many instruments over the years. Without boring people, this is just one comfortable, easy playing, well made, non pretentious guitar. My advice, play it for yourself and enjoy.

             
            5.0

            Big quality sound from a small master built package! Player!

            By G.Baugh

            from Eureka CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Guild M-20 Concert Acoustic Guitar:

              Great all around use guitar.
              Dont let the small size fool you.
              Master craftsman quality!!

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