Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by radd, May 7, 2021.

  1. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    My first Guild, 2020 Oxnard California made D40E, All solid top quality woods, Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides.

    I haven’t decided which of my two other Dreadnoughts is getting sold, sticking with my one in one our policy.

    I up graded from the plastic pins to bone bridge pins and beveled the ends

    I dumped the sucky tuners and put Grover Sta-Tites on.

    I conditioned the Rosewood board and bridge. Both are beautiful pieces of Rosewood.

    Full C neck carve, 12” radius, 1 11/16” nut. Plays like a dream and sounds great acoustically and thought my Fishman Loud box mini with the on board electronics

    The case has a build in humidifier, kinda cool


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  2. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Nice guitar. But I thought you were looking at a D-28. ? Or a D-18?
  3. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Oh my, that's really nice.

    Congrats and enjoy
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  4. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I have not been able to get along with a Martin D18 neck or 1 3/4” nut.

    I do have a sweet Martin D15M, 12” radius, 1 11/16” nut

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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, very nice!
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  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Guilds are great bang for the buck. I'd put them up against any comparable Martin or Gibson.
    My '68 D-35 is the best acoustic I've ever played. Enjoy yours!
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  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Guild's are beautiful guitars . I miss my Guild 12 string , a solid guitar . Congratulations , she's a beauty.
    I like that idea too
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  8. AZBrahma

    AZBrahma Gretschie

    Dec 18, 2020
    D-40s are great guitars, would definitely be on my short list if I were to go back to a wooden acoustic. Congrats!
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  9. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Congrats! I really love that dark rosewood fretboard.

    Hows that humidifier work? It looks like the cover twists off maybe and then you access the sponge on the inside lid.
  10. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Yup, just like that, lid twists off. I already use the sponge type that hangs from the strings, by Music Nomad. The Guild one is even simpler

    What I use

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  11. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Guilds are awesome. I am currently lusting after a d-55. Enjoy!!
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  12. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats on that fine looking Guild. Hope it plays as well as it looks.
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  13. GretschPraise

    GretschPraise Gretschie

    Jun 26, 2017
    Tampa Bay
    Very nice Radd! Looks like the action is dialed in nicely. Besides the bone pins, I'm assuming that's not the stock saddle. Colosi?
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  14. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

    Aug 30, 2017
    Wow, great looking guitar. I’ve been on an acoustic buying kick lately, I think it’s because I lost my bandmate (looper broke).
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  15. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    It is the stock bone compensated saddle. I have not had to touch it, bone nut also.
  16. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Congratulations, it's a stunning beauty!
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  17. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Congrats on the Guild! They're forte has always been the acoustics. Big fan here.

    That said, they do on occasion do some crazy things, like burying the battery holder so far into the body you have to remove the strings to get to it. It's ok, you adjust ... and swap out the battery every time you do a string change!

    Where is it on yours?
  18. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I think you are correct about string changes

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  19. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Beautiful Guild, Radd!
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  20. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats radd!
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