All user reviews for the Guild D50

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moosers 10/01/2009

moosers's review

5
The Guild D50 is a dreadnought acoustic guitar that has twenty frets and isn't an acoustic/electric, so it doesn't have any pick ups or setting controls.  The neck is made out of mahogany and definitely has a good feel on the fingers.  Overall it has a sturdy build and definitely looks and feels how I think that a dreadnought guitar should.


UTILIZATION

Playing the Guild D50 is a breeze as it has a great overall feel.  It is easy to play all around the neck including the highest notes.  It has the traditional dreadnought style body and the weight of the guitar isn't too heavy at all.  It it easy to get a nice sound from the guitar granted that you know how to play of course!  No complaints as far as playing this guitar at all as it really has a great feel.


SOUNDS

The overall sound of the Guild D50 is outstanding.  It has a really big and full sound to it and pretty much embodies the sound that I think of when I think of a dreadnought guitar.  I'm not sure if this is modeled in anyway after the classic Martin D50, but it has a similar quality and style to it.  This is one of the better acoustic guitars that I have played in terms of fullness and overall sound quality.


OVERALL OPINION

I first played the Guild D50 about two or three years ago and it is really a special guitar in my opinion.  It is a great guitar whether you want to use it for recording or for live shows.  While you will pay a pretty penny for the Guild D50, it is priced right considering how high quality of a guitar that you are getting with the D50.  I would encourage anyone interested to definitely take the next step and try one out.
MGR/Chris,  San Diego 07/18/2004

MGR/Chris, San Diego's review "Guild D50"

5
I bought a demo D50, online, and was scared that it would not be what I hoped. I could not find a new one locally, so I risked the disappointment. Though it has a scratch here or there, and not pristine, the sound is just what I expected. I've tried many guitars, some twice the price or more.

Deep and precise bass, good mids and clear singing highs. No hint of any "tinny" sound. A bit of tweaking here and there, which every new guitar should have, this guitar will hold it's own against any guitar. The finish has a blem, as it was used for a demo. But fit and materials are very nice, much flashier than needed. Guilds are prettier than they need to be. Don't be sold on a name. Try as many upper end axes you can find. Though it is the subordinate of the D55 now, it's not because of the sound.

The neck is not slim by any means. But built to last. It could go to a 24 scale like the Gibson J45 and really smoke. But, not being an engineer, it may change the tone.

Built very well, like a tank. But, as is the case with any good guitar, time will tell. Storing it is very important. Heat and humidity changes can and will ruin the best made solid wood guitars. If that is a major concern, there are new carbon body guitars that sound amazing



I got a great deal. I paid half of the "on sale" price, and expected worse condition due to being a demo. If I had to pay full MSRP, I would. It's that fine of an instrument. Find a store that has both Guild/Martin/Gibson/Taylor and some of the newer names, and compare. It's difficult to find that many major names so you can compare them all together at the same time, same place. Just don't get into the name game. Sigma is not a Martin, Fender is not a Guild

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