GUILD | SPECIAL RUN GUITARS

THE GUILD SPECIAL RUNS

Guild began handcrafting guitars over 65 years ago. But it wasn't until 2019 that the brand debuted its GSR series, custom builds designed to showcase exceptional tonewoods, ultra-premium materials, and above all else, a mastery of the luthier's craft. Guild Special Run guitars are the culmination of more than half a decade at the forefront of acoustic design and aesthetics. To see it is to believe it. To hear it, well, that's something else entirely. 

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D-55 Traditional

The Guild Special Run D-55 began as a special order, available by request only in 1968. But this top-of-the-line dreadnought was so popular that Guild put it into full production just six years later. A favorite of the Nashville set, this big-bodied acoustic commanded an audience's attention with a AAA-grade Sitka spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. Modern improvements like scalloped X-style Adirondack spruce bracing and a hand-fit dovetail neck joint make it more irresistible than ever. 

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F-40 Traditional

The Guild F-40 Traditional is proof positive of its legacy as one of the player's favorite jumbos. Constructed with a high-grade solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides, the F-40's body is braced with scalloped Adirondack for the power, detail, and responsiveness one has come to expect from the 65-year-old brand. The three-piece mahogany and walnut neck, also topped with an Indian rosewood fingerboard, joins the body in yet another authentic dovetail for the free transfer of vibration.

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D-40 Traditional

The Guild D-40 Traditional represents everything that's made the D-40 one of Guild's most beloved and revered models. Scalloped Adirondack braces reinforce a high-grade, solid Sitka spruce top over solid African mahogany back and sides to create a powerful voice that's nuanced and responsive. A three-piece mahogany and walnut neck, topped with an Indian rosewood fingerboard, adds resonance, joining the body in an authentic dovetail. 

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Guild USA Special Run F-40E Double Guard Teardrop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild USA Special Run F-40E Double Guard Teardrop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild USA Special Run F-40E Double Guard Teardrop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild USA Special Run F-40E Double Guard Teardrop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild USA Special Run F-40E Double Guard Teardrop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild USA Special Run F-40E Double Guard Teardrop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild USA Special Run F-40E Double Guard Teardrop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild USA Special Run F-40E Double Guard Teardrop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild USA Special Run F-40E Double Guard Teardrop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild USA Special Run F-40E Double Guard Teardrop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo

Guild USA Special Run F-40E Double Guard Teardrop Burst

$2,299.00
Guild USA Special Run D-40 Traditional Natural Burst Vintage Gloss Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild USA Special Run D-40 Traditional Natural Burst Vintage Gloss Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild USA Special Run D-40 Traditional Natural Burst Vintage Gloss Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild USA Special Run D-40 Traditional Natural Burst Vintage Gloss Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild USA Special Run D-40 Traditional Natural Burst Vintage Gloss Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild USA Special Run D-40 Traditional Natural Burst Vintage Gloss Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild USA Special Run D-40 Traditional Natural Burst Vintage Gloss Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild USA Special Run D-40 Traditional Natural Burst Vintage Gloss Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild USA Special Run D-40 Traditional Natural Burst Vintage Gloss Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild USA Special Run D-40 Traditional Natural Burst Vintage Gloss Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought

Guild USA Special Run D-40 Traditional Natural Burst Vintage Gloss

$2,999.00
Guild Special Run F-40 Sunset Burst Satin w/Handmade Tortoise Pickguard Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild Special Run F-40 Sunset Burst Satin w/Handmade Tortoise Pickguard Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild Special Run F-40 Sunset Burst Satin w/Handmade Tortoise Pickguard Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild Special Run F-40 Sunset Burst Satin w/Handmade Tortoise Pickguard Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild Special Run F-40 Sunset Burst Satin w/Handmade Tortoise Pickguard Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild Special Run F-40 Sunset Burst Satin w/Handmade Tortoise Pickguard Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild Special Run F-40 Sunset Burst Satin w/Handmade Tortoise Pickguard Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild Special Run F-40 Sunset Burst Satin w/Handmade Tortoise Pickguard Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild Special Run F-40 Sunset Burst Satin w/Handmade Tortoise Pickguard Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo
Guild Special Run F-40 Sunset Burst Satin w/Handmade Tortoise Pickguard Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo

Guild Special Run F-40 Sunset Burst Satin w/Handmade Tortoise Pickguard

$2,299.00
Guild Special Run D-55 Tear Drop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run D-55 Tear Drop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run D-55 Tear Drop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run D-55 Tear Drop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run D-55 Tear Drop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run D-55 Tear Drop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run D-55 Tear Drop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run D-55 Tear Drop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run D-55 Tear Drop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run D-55 Tear Drop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run D-55 Tear Drop Burst Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought

Guild Special Run D-55 Tear Drop Burst

$3,999.00

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Guild Special Run F-40 Traditional Antique Burst w/LR Baggs Pickup Acoustic Guitars / Jumbo

Guild Special Run F-40 Traditional Antique Burst w/LR Baggs Pickup

$3,199.00
The Guild F-40 Traditional embodies the features that make jumbo-sized acoustics some of Guild’s most beloved and revered models. Using a high-grade solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides, Guild adds scalloped Adirondack braces for power, nuance and responsiveness. The F-40 Traditional’s three piece mahogany and walnut neck is topped with an Indian rosewood fingerboard and is joined to the body with an authentic dovetail joint. This classic jumbo is handsomely appointed with a tortoiseshell pickguard, rosette, and a genuine mother-of-pearl Guild peak and chesterfield logo inlaid on the headstock, and Gotoh gold tuners. A lustrous nitrocellulose lacquer provides an elegant finish to this masterpiece, optimizing the beauty and resonant qualities of its premium woods.

Serial #: C206511
Weight: 4lbs 12.4oz

Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Back: Solid African Mahogany
Body Sides: Solid African Mahogany
Body Shape: Jumbo
Bracing: Scalloped Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Tortoiseshell and ABS Ring
Finish: Vintage Satin Nitrocellulose
Body Depth Upper Bout: 3 3/4″ (95mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout: 4 3/4″ (119mm)
Body Length: 20 1/2″ (521mm)
Body Width Lower Bout: 17 1/4″ (438mm)
Body Width Upper Bout: 12 1/2″ (318mm)
Overall Guitar Length: 42.5″ (1080mm)
Body Binding: Tortoiseshell
Purfling: Black and White ABS

Neck Material: Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip
Neck Shape: C Shape
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Scale Length: 25 5/8″ (650.9 mm)
Nut Width: 1 11/16″ (43 mm)
Nut Material: Bone
Fingerboard Material: Indian rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12″
Fingerboard Inlays: 5mm MOP Dots
# of Frets: 20
Tuning Machines: Guild Vintage Style Open Gear in Nickel with Nickel Buttons, 20:1 Ratio
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm Allen Key

Bridge: Indian Rosewood
Bridge Spacing: 2 1/8″ (54mm)
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Bridge Pins: Bone
Case or Gig Bag: Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
Endpin: Ivory Colored Plastic
Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
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Guild Special Run D-40 Traditional Tear Drop Burst w/LR Baggs Pickup Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought

Guild Special Run D-40 Traditional Tear Drop Burst w/LR Baggs Pickup

$3,499.00
The Guild D-40 Traditional embodies the features that have made the D-40 one of Guild’s most beloved and revered models. Using a high-grade solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides, Guild adds scalloped Adirondack braces for power, nuance and responsiveness. The D-40 Traditional’s three piece mahogany and walnut neck is topped with an Indian rosewood fingerboard and is joined to the body with an authentic dovetail joint. This classic dreadnought is handsomely appointed with a tortoiseshell pickguard, rosette, and binding, a genuine mother-of-pearl Guild peak and chesterfield logo inlaid on the headstock, and nickel-plated open gear tuners. A lustrous nitrocellulose lacquer provides an elegant finish to this masterpiece, optimizing the beauty and resonant qualities of its premium woods.

Serial #: C206479
Weight: 4lbs 9.6oz

Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Back: Solid Mahogany
Body Sides: Solid Mahogany
Body Shape: Dreadnought
Bracing: Scalloped Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Tortoiseshell and ABS Ring
Finish: Vintage Satin Nitrocellulose
Body Depth Upper Bout: 4″ (101 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout: 5″ (127 mm)
Body Length: 20″ (508 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout: 16″ (406.4 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout: 11 5/8″ (295.3 mm)
Overall Guitar Length: 41.75″ (1060.5 mm)
Body Binding: Tortoiseshell
Purfling: Black and Cream ABS

Neck Material: 3-Piece Mahogany/Walnut/ Mahogany
Neck Shape: C Shape
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Scale Length: 25 5/8″ (650.9 mm)
Nut Width: 1 11/16″ (43 mm)
Nut Material: Bone
Fingerboard Material: Indian rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12″
Fingerboard Inlays: MOP Blocks
# of Frets: 20
Tuning Machines: Guild Vintage Style Open Gear in Nickel with Nickel Buttons, 20:1 Ratio
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench: 5/16″ / 8mm Socket Wrench

Bridge: Indian Rosewood
Saddle Spacing: 2 1/8″ / 54mm
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Bridge Pins: Bone
Case or Gig Bag: Deluxe Humidified Hardshell Case
Endpin: Ivory Colored Plastic
Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
Pickup: LR Baggs Elements
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F-40 Traditional Double Pickguard

Much like the Guild F-40 Traditional above, the Guild F-40 Traditional Double Pickguard continues the brand's impressive legacy, adding a vintage satin nitrocellulose finish and double tortoiseshell pickguard to the already impressive list of specs it shares with its Antique Burst brother. 

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The Guild USA Special Run D-512E

One of Guild’s rarest models returns in this one-off Special Run from the brand’s California facility.

Constructed with an AAA-grade Sitka spruce top, scalloped Adirondack spruce bracing, mother-of-pearl V-block inlays, and rosewood back and sides, this Special Run D-512E 12-string is the first of its kind to be made in Guild’s California facility and one of only a few in the company’s 68 years of production.

Guild D-512E
Guild D-512E
Guild D-512E

The Special Run D-512E exhibits beautiful balance and a natural compression, sounding at once sweet and rich, yet controlled and very easy to play. The preinstalled LR Baggs Anthem series unit features both a hidden pickup and a microphone, which can be blended or selected independently for additional tonal variation when plugging in.

Start counting backward from 12 now because that’s exactly how long this rare Guild will last. Shop the Special Run D-512E today for a wonderful one-off you won’t see again–or soon forget.

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Guild Special Run USA D-512E Spruce/Rosewood 12-String Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run USA D-512E Spruce/Rosewood 12-String Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run USA D-512E Spruce/Rosewood 12-String Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run USA D-512E Spruce/Rosewood 12-String Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run USA D-512E Spruce/Rosewood 12-String Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run USA D-512E Spruce/Rosewood 12-String Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run USA D-512E Spruce/Rosewood 12-String Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run USA D-512E Spruce/Rosewood 12-String Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run USA D-512E Spruce/Rosewood 12-String Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Guild Special Run USA D-512E Spruce/Rosewood 12-String Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought

Guild Special Run USA D-512E Spruce/Rosewood 12-String

$4,999.00
One of Guild’s rarest models returns in this one-off Special Run from the brand’s California facility. 

Constructed with an AAA-grade Sitka spruce top, scalloped Adirondack spruce bracing, mother-of-pearl V-block inlays, and rosewood back and sides, this Special Run D-512E 12-string is the first of its kind to be made in Guild’s California facility and one of only a few in the company’s 68 years of production. 

The Special Run D-512E exhibits beautiful balance and a natural compression, sounding at once sweet and rich, yet controlled and very easy to play. The preinstalled LR Baggs Anthem series unit features both a hidden pickup and a microphone, which can be blended or selected independently for additional tonal variation when plugging in. 

Body Shape: Dreadnought
Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Soundboard Thickness: 1/8" (3mm)
Top Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X
Bracing: Scalloped Adirondack Spruce
Soundhole Diameter: 4" (100mm)
Rosette: Abalone and ABS Ring
Rosette Width: 1/4" (7mm)
Body Binding: White and Black ABS
Body Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Body Back: Solid Indian Rosewood
Neck Material: Mahogany with a Walnut Center Strip
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Scale Length: 25 5/8" (651mm)
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm Allen Key
Neck Shape: C Shape
Neck Thickness 1st Fret: 21mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret: 22.5mm
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Inlays: V-Blocks - Mother-Of-Pearl and Abalone
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Finish - Top: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Finish - Back and Sides: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Finish - Neck: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Color: Natural (NAT)
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1 7/8" (48mm)
Nut String Spacing: 1 5/8" (41mm)
Nut Thickness: 4.3mm
Saddle Material: Compensated Bone
Bridge Material: Indian Rosewood
Bridge String Spacing: 2 3/8" (60mm)
Bridge Pins: Bone
Bridge Pin Specs: 1T size - 3 degree taper - .210" underskirt diameter
Hardware Finish / Plating: Gold
Tuning Machines: Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold
Tuning Machine Ratio: 15:1
Tuning Machine Buttons: Gold Butterbean
Endpin: Endpin Jack
Endpin (or jack) Diameter: 1/2" jack
Pickguard: Nitrocellulose
Electronics: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume Mix and Phase Controls

Overall Length: 41 3/4" (1061mm)
Body Length: 20" (508mm)
Upper Bout Width: 11 5/8" (295mm)
Waist Width: 10.8" (275mm)
Lower Bout Width: 16" (406mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout: 4" (101mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout: 5" (127mm)
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Guild X-350 Stratford Scarlet Red Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
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Guild X-350 Stratford Scarlet Red

$1,359.00
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Guild Starfire V Newark Black

$1,316.00
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Guild Starfire IV ST Newark Antique Burst Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Guild Starfire IV ST Newark Antique Burst Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Guild Starfire IV ST Newark Antique Burst Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Guild Starfire IV ST Newark Antique Burst Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Guild Starfire IV ST Newark Antique Burst Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Guild Starfire IV ST Newark Antique Burst Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Guild Starfire IV ST Newark Antique Burst Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Guild Starfire IV ST Newark Antique Burst Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Guild Starfire IV ST Newark Antique Burst Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow

Guild Starfire IV ST Newark Antique Burst

$1,189.00

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