Guild D-55E Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar - Antique Sunburst


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Get The Iconic Guild Guitar With A Premium Tone - The Guild D-55E Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar In Antique Sunburst

First introduced in 1968 as a special-order top-of-the-line model, the D-55 was so well-received that Guild added it into the regular production line by 1974. Famously played by Tommy Smothers on the Smothers Brothers Show in the 1960s, the D-55 grew in both popularity and longevity over the decades, finding homes in the hands of more contemporary artists like Waylon Jennings, Billie Joe Armstrong, and David Nail. The most anticipated return of a Guild acoustic to date, the 2017 Guild D-55 is back and better than ever.

The D-55 remains true to all the premium appointments of its 1968 predecessor, including a AAA Sitka spruce top, solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, and nitrocellulose finish. Internal refinements include scalloped Adirondack bracing as well as an improved dovetail neck-joint, hand fit to make this generation of D-55 the lightest, loudest, and best-sounding yet.

The D-55 showcases Guild’s most recognizable headstock which is fully bound and features the Guild “Peak and Shield” inlay combination over a figured ebony overlay. The matching ebony fingerboard is also fully bound and inlayed with Guild’s iconic abalone/pearl “V-Blocks” and multi-line “railroad track” purfling on the bass and treble sides. The D-55’s fingerboard is set on an all-mahogany neck with beautiful walnut center seam running the length of the heel to headstock. The D-55’s nitro finish is available in natural or Antique Burst and is hand sprayed for minimum thickness and maximum resonance that will only get better with age. An LR Baggs pickup system is available as an option, and each guitar includes a hand-signed certificate of authenticity and ships with Guild’s Premium humidified hardshell case.

BODY

  • Body Top: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Body Back: Solid Indian rosewood
  • Body Sides: Solid Indian rosewood
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Bracing: Scalloped Adirondack spruce
  • Rosette: Abalone and ABS Ring
  • Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose in Antique Sunburst
  • Body Depth Upper Bout: 4″ / 101.6mm
  • Body Depth Lower Bout: 5″ / 127mm
  • Body Length: 20″ / 508mm
  • Body Width Lower Bout: 16″ / 406.4mm
  • Body Width Upper Bout: 11 5/8″ / 295.3mm
  • Body Binding: White ABS
  • Purfling: Black and White ABS

NECK

  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 25 5/8″ / 650.9mm
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16″ / 43mm
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Neck Binding: Yes
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″ (305 mm)
  • Fingerboard Inlays: MOP and Abalone V-Blocks
  • # of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Medium
  • Headstock Binding: White ABS with Black and White Purfling
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh SE700 Open Gear in Gold with Butterbean Buttons, 15:1 Ratio
  • Hardware Finish/Plating: Gold-plated
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm Allen Key

FEATURES

  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone
  • Bridge Pins: Bone
  • Case or Gig Bag: Deluxe Hardshell
  • Endpin: Ivory Colored Plastic
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
  • Case: Guild Premium Humidified Archtop Wood Case
  • Electronics: L.R. Baggs Anthem with Volume and Tone Control

Manufacturer: Guild Guitars
Model: 385-0554-837
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I571002-N-0
UPC: #809870303521
Listing ID: NA91559