John Renbourn used to play "an old Guild with the finish taken off" because it was durable and roadworthy. Guild D-55 - The Flagship Dreadnought with BIG Tone! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. That guitar got played to death -- it was a beauty too. K&K equipped, that Tacoma-built was an outstanding instrument! Should be an interesting comparison to the D-15 and D-17. I have played a guild D-55 but never owned one. I bought a Guild D55 in 1976 and traded it in on my first Martin 2 years ago. To enter, Coming up to a big 5.0. "The music business is a dark, plastic hallway; where pimps and thieves run free, and good men die like dogs. The difference in weight between Martins and Guilds is wood, finish, and glue. Next Last. Enjoy! I can't decide which I like better; my D55 or my Martin Authentic D28 1937 VTS. Great replies. It was exceptional. First, a T-bar, later a square tube, then a truss rod. I think the best comparison is to the D-28. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! It was a fine instrument, quite loud and rich, but it always came off second-best when played side-by-side with the friend's D-35, which was quite often, for years. กระทู้คำถาม เครื่องดนตรี กีต้าร์ การเล่นดนตรี ดนตรี นักร้องนักดนตรี. I believe that it was especially light because as a 1965 model it had no steel truss rod in the neck. Which one should I buy to break the tie? I do not know the Guild numbers. Does anyone know which Guild model Dave Van Ronk played? But I have owned a 1979(?) Leave a comment!GUITAR SPECS:Back \u0026 Side Wood: Indian RosewoodBody Size: DreadnoughtBody Type: DreadnoughtTop Wood: Solid Sitka SpruceNut Width: 1 11/16\"Neck Shape: \"C\" ShapeBracing Pattern: Standard \"X\" ScallopedScale Length: 25 5/8\"String Spacing at Saddle: 2 1/8\"Tuners: Vintage Open GearedCase: HardshellMORE INFO:Give us a call at (406) 290-9390 or email us at for more information.Website: https://musicvilla.comGET THE LETTER:Sign up for the Letter! Mine sounds a bit like a HD-28. TDPRI, short for Telecaster Discussion Page Reissue, is the leading online community and marketplace for Telecaster guitars. I find that D-28s have a dull, thuddy sound while the Guilds have a loud, balanced sound with clear, distinct bass. Anyone care to discuss Guilds' D-55 vs a Martin dread? Superb guitar. Though, I am taking aim at the VALUE vs. say other guitars like the Guild D-35/40/50 of the vintage 70s era. General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion, They're both great guitars, and if you happen to be on the road, the Guild will likely outlast the Martin. Jan 9, 2010 #1 So, I'd really like a good acoustic guitar and have owned a Guild GAD-50, but sold it to fund another piece of gear. Their problem is that by all accounts, the Westerlys, Tacomas, Coronas, and New Hartfords all are great too, so they will be fighting the used Guild market. An Unofficial forum for those who love Martin instruments - Founded by Steve Stallings. I've played the D41 and D28 (not the D28V with difference bracing) and I wasn't blown away at all with the Martins. I have 2 Guilds and 2 Martins. Unbelievably heavy guitar with no tone whatsover. A Guild D50 Traditional-Series is more spartan like a D28, but has an Adirondack Spruce top (more better? Location: Lafayette, TN....near Nashville. My brother played a 1968 or 69 D-18 and they were very comparable in sound. ). And I thought I would treat myself for the oncoming older years and buy a beautiful acoustic that I would not only enjoy but pass on to one of my kids when I pass on. Let's see how she holds up against the Guild D55 in this fourth episode of Guitar Battles. I think that Guild has made very good guitars, they were always a little more affordable especially in my younger years. with that collection of Martins you have why. I recall that when my friend and I switched guitars, as we did from time to time, his Martin felt like a feather compared to my Guild. I’d like to hear opinions and experiences with the NEW batch of Guild D55’s out of SoCal? Young and foolish and completely taken in by the lovely cosmetics. I have played Martin D28s and Guild D35/40/50s from the 70s era and I'd say FOR THE VALUE the Guild Guitars give Martin a … All I know is the Gibson J-100 I just one from the Gibson factory when it moved West and Ren Ferguson was there and was really hands on in building then. He had it completely refurbished, and now it's a beautiful 35-year-old dreadnought that sounds sweet and plays sweetly --- it's really a beauty. Todd your description of the tone differences. This tends to dampen the tone a bit. How do you think it compares to other popular dreads on our channel. Martin D18 , D28 VS Guild D50 , D55 ถ้าต้องเลือกจะเอาตัวไหนดี ขอเหตุผลประกอบด้วยนะจ๊ะ . I"m currently going through a similar thought process - I've had a Guild D55 since the early 90's and have always LOVED it, but am approaching 45 and considering treating myself to a Martin. It was a superb guitar and I still regret that I traded it away. When did Ren Ferguson take over? Guilds seem to have a very solid, straightforward voice that similar to the straight braced Martins, but in the details of the voice there are differences. I think the new Guilds are fine guitars. Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Westreverb, Nov 16, 2011. I should have bought that one. I'm happy to say that I have recently played some very good-sounding Guilds and that I'm glad that they're still making guitars. The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. 1 of 2 Go to page. I played hundreds of gigs with my 2006 D-55NT that I bought new in 2006. A Guild D55 is like a conservative Martin D41...not quite as much bling. Please correct me if I'm wrong. This thread is so old that the OP is now 52 and plays a ukulele. To enter. This website uses cookies for functionality, analytics and advertising purposes as described in our, "I gaze into the doorway of temptation’s angry flame[/size], And every time I pass that way I always hear my name"[/size].