Guild USA D-55 Dreadnought Sitka/Rosewood Antique Burst

6-String Acoustic Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Guild USA D-55 Dreadnought Sitka/Rosewood Antique Burst

Brand New
Serial #C216794

Description & Specs

From Guild:

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.

Serial #: C216794
Weight: 4lbs 9.5oz

Body Shape: Dreadnought
Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Top Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X
Soundhole Diameter: 4" (102mm)
Rosette: Abalone and ABS Ring
Top Purfling Inlay: Black and White ABS
Body Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Body Back: Solid Indian Rosewood
Body Binding: White ABS

Neck Material: Mahogany with a Walnut Center Strip
Scale Length: 25 5/8" (651mm)
Neck Shape: C Shape
Nut Width: 1 11/16" (43mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret: 21mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret: 22.5mm
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm Allen Key
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
Fingerboard Inlays: V-Blocks - Mother-Of-Pearl and Abalone
Frets Total: 20

Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Finish - Top: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Finish - Back and Sides: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Finish - Neck: Gloss Nitrocellulose

Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8" (54mm)
Bridge Pins: Ivory Colored Plastic
Saddle Material: Compensated Bone
Hardware Finish / Plating: Nickel Plated
Nut Material: Bone
Tuning Machines: Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold
Endpin: Ivory Colored Plastic
Pickguard: Tortoiseshell

Included Case: Guild Premium Humidified Archtop Wood Case
Upper Bout Width: 11 5/8" (295mm)
Lower Bout Width: 16" (406mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout: 4" (101mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout: 5" (127mm)
Body Length: 20" (508mm)
Overall Length: 41 3/4" (1061mm)

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