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Guild D-55E Acoustic-Electric Guitar Antique Burst

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1500000225591   POS #:114538796
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First introduced in 1968 as a special-order, top-of-the-line model, the D-55 was so well-received that Guild added it into the regular production line by 1974. Famously played by Tommy Smothers on the Smothers Brothers Show in the 1960s, the D-55 grew in both popularity and longevity over the decades, finding homes in the hands of more contemporary...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Price: $3,899.00
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Overview

First introduced in 1968 as a special-order, top-of-the-line model, the D-55 was so well-received that Guild added it into the regular production line by 1974. Famously played by Tommy Smothers on the Smothers Brothers Show in the 1960s, the D-55 grew in both popularity and longevity over the decades, finding homes in the hands of more contemporary artists like Waylon Jennings, Billie Joe Armstrong, and David Nail. The most anticipated return of a Guild acoustic to date, the 2017 Guild D-55 is back and better than ever.</

This modern D-55E remains true to all the premium appointments of its 1968 predecessor, including a AAA Sitka spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, and nitrocellulose finish. Internal refinements include scalloped Adirondack bracing, as well as an improved dovetail neck joint, hand-fit to make this generation of D-55, the lightest, loudest, and best-sounding yet.

The D-55E showcases Guild’s most recognizable headstock, fully bound and featuring the Guild “Peak and Shield” inlay combination over a figured ebony overlay. The matching ebony fingerboard is also fully bound and inlayed with Guild’s iconic abalone/pearl “V-Blocks” and multi-line “railroad track” purfling on the bass and treble sides.

The D-55E’s fingerboard is set on an all-mahogany neck with beautiful walnut center seam running the length of the heel to headstock. The D-55’s nitro Antique Burst finish is hand-sprayed for minimum thickness and maximum resonance that will only get better with age. It also comes with an L.R. Baggs pickup system to give you more playing versatility. Each guitar includes a hand-signed certificate of authenticity and ships with Guild’s Premium humidified hardshell case.

Features

  • Abalone and ABS ring rosette
  • White ABS body binding
  • Black and white ABS purfling
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: AAA Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped Adirondack spruce
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.6"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: L.R. Baggs
  • Configuration: Undersaddle transducer
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh SE700 open gear in gold
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle and nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Humidified archtop wood case
  • Accessories: Certificate of authenticity, Guild polish cloth, Guild pick  
  • Country of origin: United States
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