Guild's orchestra-body F30 Aragon Acoustic-Electric with D-TAR Pickup System is based on the 1956 F-30 Aragon guitar, with all solid woods, a red spruce top and bracing, mahogany back and sides, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, bone bridge pins, tortoise binding, 1-11/16" nut and lacquer finish.The D-TAR Wave-Length Pick... Click To Read More About This Product
Guild's orchestra-body F30 Aragon Acoustic-Electric with D-TAR Pickup System is based on the 1956 F-30 Aragon guitar, with all solid woods, a red spruce top and bracing, mahogany back and sides, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, bone bridge pins, tortoise binding, 1-11/16" nut and lacquer finish.
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 your tonal palette.
But perhaps the coolest part of the guitar system is D-TAR's new Load 'N Lock system, which allows quick and easy "AA" battery changes. Just unscrew the end pin "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: F30 Aragon with D-TAR Pickup System
Model Number: 380-6505
Category: Traditional Series
Body Style: Orchestra
Top: Solid Red Spruce
Bracing: Guild Scalloped Red Spruce
Back: Solid Mahogany
Sides: Solid Mahogany
Neck: Three-Piece Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood (12" Radius)
Width at Nut: 1-11/16"
No. of Frets: 20
Scale Length: 25.5"
Machine Heads: Gotoh 500 Series Open-Back Tuners
Pickups: D-TAR Wave-Length Pickup and Preamp System with Load 'N Lock Battery Access
Controls: Volume and Tone Controls Surface Mounted Inside the Soundhole,
Two Adjustable Trim Pots in the Preamp, One Low Frequency Shelving and One High Frequency Shelving
Finish: High Gloss (Nitrocellulose Lacquer)
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Top Brace: Red Spruce Scalloped
Bridge Pins: Bone
Pickguard: Tortoise Shell
Binding: Tortoise Shell
Position Inlay: Mother-Of-Pearl Dot
Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
Strings: Replace with Guild L350 Phosphor Bronze, p/n 3500350000, Gauges .012, .016, .025, .032, .042, .053
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