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Comment by Edward Sparks on May 14, 2014 at 6:03am
Wow this is big news!
Guild Sale Nearly Complete, Say Fender Officials
by Jason Walsh
Fender guitars is unstrapping one of its most familiar makes--Guild guitars—and is in the process of finalizing the sale of the 61-year-old acoustic-guitar brand to Cordoba Music Group, makers of Cordoba acoustic guitars, ukuleles and other accessories.
The move was announced in a press statement today by Fender officials, who called Cordoba a “great fit” for Guild, which was founded in New York in 1953 by Alfred Dronge, a specialist in jazz guitars.
“It was important for us to find a great steward to continue the important legacy of Guild guitars,” said Fender Musical Instruments Corporation’s interim CEO Scott Gilbertson.
Officials from Fender, which purchased Guild in 1995, said Guild operations will “continue as usual during the transition process.” Following completion of the sale, Cordoba Music Group is expected to begin manufacturing Guild guitars at its facility in Oxnard, California.
Cordoba Music Group president Jonathan Thomas says he’s “excited and honored” to move forward with “an iconic American brand.”
“We will continue to make [Guild] instruments of exceptional quality in the USA,” said Thomas, “and look forward to giving one of the industry’s great American brands a new home.”
It’s been a news-making few weeks for Fender and its subsidiary brands. On April 23, Fender announced the closing of its Ovation-guitar production facility in New Hartford, Connecticut, citing “current market conditions” for the move. At that time, the company announced that Guild guitars, also made at the New Hartford site, “will transition to other facilities at a later date.”--Jason Walsh
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Comment by Ted Hechtman on May 10, 2014 at 5:50pm

Bob. I agree. I have another "Guild". But it is from Fender. 

Comment by Bob Crain on May 10, 2014 at 5:42pm

Well were there any real Guild's when the brand was owned by Fender? It is somewhat disappointing to see some of the great brands being consumed and downgraded in quality .... but that is the way of the world it seems. 

Comment by Ted Hechtman on May 10, 2014 at 5:32pm

Listen guys. Now Guild is owned by Cordoba. So, I ask you, is there really a Guild any longer? The name is around but just because the name is on a guitar does that mean that there is any linear progression? For example, I also have a bunch of Goyas. Four are from Sweden and the rest have the name but were made by Martin in China. So, because the name is on it is it really the same guitar? Thoughts?

Comment by Ted Hechtman on May 10, 2014 at 11:20am

Just put a non-invasive Seymour Duncan SA-1 Acoustic Tube Soundhole Pickup in my D212 NT. Mama Mia that is some spicy meatball. Wow. Put one in my Goya  T-3 also. Easy in and out if the soundhole is big enough. Nice tone. Real Natural.

Comment by Bob Crain on May 8, 2014 at 5:34pm

Thanks FG....lovely to look at thankfully they are on the other side of the world so there is not much danger of me being GAS afflicted. I currently have my eye on a 62 Fender Palomino (love the Fender Electric neck on the D Body) and it is dangerously close to home. Thanks the '91 looks very sweet.


Comment by FloridaGull on May 8, 2014 at 8:47am

Bob - I am about to feed your GAS - so sorry... ;-)

Anyway, here's a link to 5 Guild 12-strings on g-base:

The most inexpensive one is $895 - a 1991 D-25 made in Westerly, RI:


Comment by FloridaGull on May 7, 2014 at 6:15pm
Have you ever visited Good people there, too - and a For Sale section where one might find a good used Guild 12, if one were so inclined... :-)
Comment by Bob Crain on May 7, 2014 at 5:39pm

I can't even talk about my Guild here as it is only a Don't get me wrong the Guild's I have played recently are nice ... I suppose I am so used to my D28 that I hear everything in comparison to that. I am not one with GAS...probably shouldn't even be allowed on this page because of that ... I only have 2 guitars. Looking at another at the moment and would love to have an old Guild maybe a 12 String.....he says in his dreams.

Comment by FloridaGull on May 7, 2014 at 5:26pm
I stole that from over on the AGF... ;-)
I own a 2011 Guild GAD F212 and a 2010 GAD 30R - while they may not compare directly to USA Guilds, I have found both of these to be keepers - especially all-solid-wood at their price point...
I do hope the NH craftsmen and women will be well taken care of...

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