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Guild Traditional Series F47R Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar with D-TAR

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The Guild F47R Traditional Series Grand Orchestra Acoustic Guitar with D-Tar electronics features a solid red spruce top and bracing, solid rosewood ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Sophisticated electronics amplify the warm acoustic tone.

The Guild F47R Traditional Series Grand Orchestra Acoustic Guitar with D-Tar electronics features a solid red spruce top and bracing, solid rosewood back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, Gotah 500 tuners, tortoise binding, and the Guild D-TAR Pickup system. With the Grand Auditorium body style the Guild F47R exudes warmth yet has the volume and projection of a jumbo sized guitar.

The D-TAR Wave-Length Pickup and Preamp System combines a thin, piezo under-saddle transducer with an 18v, low-noise, high input impedance preamp, to create a system with twice the dynamic range of typical 9v systems. The 18v preamp is powered by two "AA" batteries and a voltage converter. With 18 volts, the signal has more headroom, so hard strumming won't distort as easily. The preamp also has an input for a second source, like a magnetic pickup or a soundboard transducer.

Two adjustable trim pots, one for low frequency shelving and one for high frequency shelving, allow you to fine tune and "set and forget" the bass and treble frequencies to optimize the Wave-Length for your instrument's size and shape; enabling you to transparently amplify the natural timbre of your acoustic guitar with minimal coloration. The soundhole mounted Volume and Tone controls give the ultimate in final control over your tonal palette.

But perhaps the coolest part of the system is D-TAR's Load N Lock system, which allows quick and easy "AA" battery changes. Just unscrew the endpin "collar," remove the old batteries, and pop in the new ones. A quarter turn of the collar is all you need to lock them in place.

Model Name: F47R w. D-TAR Electronics
Model Number: 380-3000
Category: Traditional Series
Body Style: Grand Orchestra
Top: Solid Red Spruce
Bracing: Guild Scalloped Red Spruce
Back: Solid Rosewood
Sides: Solid Rosewood
Bridge: Rosewood
Neck: Three-Piece Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood (12" Radius)
Width at Nut: 1-11/16"
No. of Frets: 20
Scale Length: 25-5/8"
Hardware: Nickel
Machine Heads: Gotoh 500 Series Open-Back Tuners
Finish: High Gloss (Nitrocellulose Lacquer)
Lower Bout: 16"
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Bridge Pins: Bone
Pickguard: Tortoise Shell
Binding: White neck and body bindings with Multi-laminate Purfling
Nut: Bone
Saddle: Bone
Position Inlay: Mother-Of-Pearl Blocks
Electronics: D-TAR Wave-LengthPickup and Preamp System with Load 'N Lock Battery access
Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
Strings: Replace with Guild L350 Phosphor Bronze, p/n 3500350000, Gauges .012, .016, .025, .032, .042, .053
Introduced: 4/2007
Case: Guild Hardshell
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