New Guild Guitars Unveiled at NAMM 2011

Guild Standard Series

Guild d50ceGuild unveiled six new additions to its award-winning Standard Series at the show. Now, players who love the distinctive, full tone of a Guild acoustic can choose an acoustic-electric cutaway version of each Standard Series guitar. These guitars offer all the same refined, player-centric Standard Series features plus an on board 18-volt D-TAR® Wave-Length™ pickup system for exceptional amplified performance.

Guild product manager Dave Gonzalez demonstrated the guitars to enthusiastic audiences throughout the four-day show.

The buzz about the new USA Standard Series guitars has been tremendous – not only from the music press, but also from dealers and consumers. People are seeing all of the great premium features that these guitars have to offer and recognizing what a great value they represent, Gonzalez reports.

The new Standard Series cutaway models have been a big hit here at the show. People are excited to see that we now have a broader range of cutaway models available in our U.S.-made products. They’re also excited to know that they can now have an acoustic-electric cutaway guitar that not only sounds great plugged in, but also sounds great when played acoustically.

Guild GSR D-50

Guild GSR D50Building on the legacy of its beloved acoustic dreadnought- style guitars, Guild unveiled a special limited-run version of the D-50 at the recent 2011 NAMM show. The new GSR D-50 Cocobolo pairs a solid Engelmann Spruce top with solid Cocobolo back and sides to create a bold yet refined guitar with striking visual and sonic qualities.

Throughout the four-day show, players were able to test-drive the guitar for themselves. Guild product manager Dave Gonzalez also demonstrated the guitar and elaborated on its unique tone and build.

“The GSR D-50 Cocobolo is an incredible guitar,” Gonzalez states. “Not only does it have captivating aesthetic features, but it also has amazing tone and sonic presence. Cocobolo has a certain depth and complexity that you don’t get from other types of tonewoods. When combined with the refined sound of an Engelmann Spruce top in the Guild dreadnought body style, it results in a guitar that has a big, rich sound with excellent balance and articulation. Usually the first word out of people’s mouths when they play these guitars is, ‘Wow!’”

The GSR D-50 Cocobolo will be limited to just 20 pieces worldwide.

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