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Comment by Edward Sparks on September 23, 2011 at 6:24am

Have you all heard about the new GAD models coming out!!!  This just out in Premiere Guitar Magazine!

"Guild announces the debut of the all-new Guild Acoustic Design (GAD) series. The new GAD series introduces new model types and continues with Guild’s tradition of acoustic excellence by offering the latest in modern, performance-driven features and exceptional value. The new series includes 19 guitars in total.

GAD series guitars feature all-solid tonewoods, dovetail neck joint construction, and player-friendly features such as a slim, satin-finish necks for smooth feel and effortless playability. The series consists of many different body styles, including Dreadnought, Classical, Concert, and the all-new Orchestra and Jumbo models with cutaways. Additionally, there are six- and 12-string models available in both acoustic and acoustic/electric versions featuring Fishman electronics.
Inspired by the classic jumbo guitars Guild is long famous for, the F-150R model (pictured) is a full-bodied acoustic masterpiece with a solid spruce top and solid rosewood back and sides that deliver rich, powerful sound and exceptional volume. Other features include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, ivoroid body and neck binding, and mother-of-pearl block inlays. It is also available as the F-150RCE which additionally features a soft, Venetian-style cutaway and Fishman pickup system.
With the F-130CE and F-130RCE, the series offers two orchestra style acoustic/electric models that feature a 1-3/4" nut, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, ivoroid binding, mother-of-pearl rosette and inlays, and Fishman pickup system. The F-130CE’s solid mahogany back and sides deliver a strong, articulate voice, while the F-130RCE’s solid rosewood back and sides produce a rich, complex sound with warm bass and clear mids and highs making them ideal for a wide range of styles and performance applications.
The D-125 dreadnought and its 12-string sibling, the D-125-12, feature all-mahogany construction with a slim, satin-finish mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, bridge, and head cap. Both models produce a unique and well-balanced sound with a clear, tight bass and a warm, airy top end that make them versatile instruments that are great for a broad range of musical styles.
Guild Acoustic Design Series instruments are available through authorized Guild dealers for manufacturer’s suggested retail prices ranging from $739.99 – $1,829.99. For more information, visit"
Comment by Ted Hechtman on September 12, 2011 at 7:22am
Comment by Christopher Cozad on September 8, 2011 at 12:46pm
Great, Ted! Look forward to seeing the photos. Praying you return to health and get us some awesome recordings of these guitars!  ;~}
Comment by Antonio Cotichini on September 8, 2011 at 11:38am
Ted...take care of yourself... we like your knowledge and passion.
Comment by Ted Hechtman on September 8, 2011 at 10:50am
So....speaking about Madeira. I just scored an A-30R Madeira! This one has the screw adjustable bridge so it's early. Doesn't even have a serial nuimber. That line is blank. It is gawgeous. Just put Blue Steel 11's on it. My heart skipped a beat. These are splendid guitars for the money. Pictures soon. Also..sorry I've been so absent but medical conditions are just wearing me out. I can't decide whether the cure is worse than than the cause.
Comment by Christopher Cozad on August 10, 2011 at 1:47pm

So far, a fellow from Southern Germany commented:

What I found in the book "Guitar stories, Volume Two, by Michael Wright": "In 1989 Guild was purchased by the Faas Corporation of New Berlin, Wisconsin, later called U.S.Musical Corporation...the new owners...did revive the Madeira name in about 1990 or so with a series of imported electric and acoustic guitars....These had the old Chesterfield inlay..." 
So maybe that's how it looked on the 90ies Madeiras? Most pictures of Guild Madeiras are more from the 70ies and I believe the 70ies Madeira's by Guild were from Japan wheras the 90ies were from Korea. Again, I only say what I found on the internet, I have no experience with Madeira's.
Comment by Ted Hechtman on August 10, 2011 at 1:27pm
I think it's a rip off but you have to ask yourself (I asked myself)...why? What's the commercial point. Most people these days or even in those days didn't know the name Madeira. Guild had enough problems maintaining its own identity in a world of Martins and Gibsons. So...why would you "knock off" a Madeira and use a Guild pickguard and the Chesterfield logo? If you search around looking for another one you don't find it. It doesn't sound bad. Nice size but I still don't get it. Again....Help and thanks Edward.
Comment by Edward Sparks on August 10, 2011 at 1:21pm
This is very interesting!!!  It will be interesting what the Talk Guild group say!  Edward
Comment by Christopher Cozad on August 9, 2011 at 8:17pm

Ted, I took the liberty of posting your images to the Let's Talk Guild site as a follow-up to the thread you started there, in the hopes that someone there might have some insight.



Comment by Ted Hechtman on August 9, 2011 at 7:44pm
Oh...did you notice the Guild-ean pickguard?

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