« Guild D55 »Publié le 08/22/02 à 15:00
This D55 was made in the Westerly, RI factory. It's extremely well balanced, with punchy bass, solid mids, and bell ringing highs. The ebony fretboard is smooth, and the tone is really outstanding. The bass response of the D55 just knocks me out. This guitar is one of the last ones built in Westerly.
There isn't anything I don't like about this guitar.
Guild has been making this model
since 1968 and it remains their top of the line dreadnaught. AAA Sitka Spruce top, rosewood back and sides, ebony fretboard and bridge, grover tuners, three piece- mahogany/maple/mahogany neck. Beautiful abalone fret markers and rosette. Classic and elegant looking. Interior is scallop bracing and neatly put together.
I've owned Gibsons (used 1963 Hummingbird)played a Martin (D35)in the late 60's, but didn't purchase my first guild until 1989. For a hand made factory guitar, the D55 will hang with any of the custom mades. The Guild personality is characterized by a surprising tonal range, a gut busting bass response and its built like a Mac truck with singing gears.
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