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I can't even talk about my Guild here as it is only a semi-acoustic...lol. 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.
In my opinion Guild has it's place amongst the 4 top guitar brands - Guild, Martin, Fender, Gibson....and I hope this is a good move which keeps it in that category! The foreign made Guilds that I have played over the last years do not sound or feel that good to me, the US made ones still do...hopefully Cordoba gets the message quality will always beat quantity when it comes to musical instruments. Nice "logo" FG!
Thinking of all those good people many of us have met at the New Hartford facility.
It's a sad day for the Guild community. Eric
About Cordoba Music Group: Cordoba Music Group is a musical instrument manufacturer and distributor specializing in acoustic guitars and related accessories. CMG owns and operates the Cordoba brand, the industry’s leading nylon string acoustic guitar brand, and handles U.S. distribution for Savarez®, Aquila®, and HumiCase®. For more information, visit www.cordobaguitars.com.
About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Takamine®, Guild®, EVH®, Ovation®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com.
SANTA MONICA, CA (May 6, 2014) – Cordoba Music Group, the manufacturer of Cordoba acoustic guitars, ukuleles and accessories, has announced today that it has finalized a letter of intent to purchase the Guild® guitar brand and related assets from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC).
“It was important for us to find a great steward to continue the important legacy of Guild guitars,” said FMIC’s interim CEO and board member Scott Gilbertson. “We have found a great fit in Cordoba Music Group, a company committed to quality and with impressive U.S.-based production capabilities.”
“Guild is an iconic American brand with a rich heritage and we’re truly excited and honored to be the ones to move it forward. It’s a great complement to our current position in the acoustic guitar market and provides opportunities for growth in new categories,” said Cordoba Music Group President Jon Thomas. “We will continue to make instruments of exceptional quality in the USA, and look forward to giving one of the industry’s great American brands a new home.”
Sales of Guild guitars will continue as usual during the transition process. Upon finalization of the sale, Cordoba Music Group is expected to begin production of some models in Cordoba’s factory in Oxnard, Calif. FMIC recently announced the closing of Guild’s U.S. manufacturing facility in New Hartford, Conn.
Guild was founded in New York in 1953 by Alfred Dronge and the company’s excellence in acoustic guitar design made the name synonymous with acoustic quality and craftsmanship throughout the ensuing decades. Guild joined the FMIC family in 1995, combining it with modern design to produce new generations of guitars that remain highly sought-after instruments.
Hopefully, Cordoba will be a better "brand steward" than FMIC has been...
Here's a link to a little lady with a big guitar and a great song (IMHO). It could also be posted on the Martin Group page. https://www.facebook.com/kelleymcrae/posts/10152414764130281?notif_...
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