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Comment by corrado jacopi on October 5, 2011 at 4:18am

Hi everybody from italy.... i am a owner of a pair of guild: f212 1974 and f20 i love this brand and i love acoustic guitars i also have 5 martins and 3 gibson

what about f 212?

Comment by Ginger on September 23, 2011 at 8:35am


@Edward - That's what my Guild is...a Guild CAD50! And...I adore it! I got it November of last year so it's almost a year old now. Beautiful sound but really beautiful neck on this guitar. Don't shoot me but me, as a life-long Martin person have to say that it might even have a nicer neck than my D18.And for a person like yourself, you'd especially like the mahogany dovetail neck joint. The guitar has gobs of mother of pearl inlays & the perfling is beautifully done. Around the edges of the guitar, instead of using fake ivory or plastic, they've used mahogany strips...incredible! The finish too is like glass & that hasn't changed in the 10 months I've had it.

I can see the pix of mine here in my photos, but I'll also give links to what is said about it.

Guild CAD50


You can get the stats on it here, tho' as you can see from my photo, my guitar has a tortie pick guard & I paid $800.00 for mine with a terrific tweed case.

Stats on Guild CAD50

Comment by Ted Hechtman on September 23, 2011 at 7:48am
So. I'll post my picture of my Gould which is almost Guild but not quite.
Comment by Ted Hechtman on September 23, 2011 at 7:47am
Ah tis a beautiful thing Edward!
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.

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