Guild USA F-55E Maple Jumbo Sitka/Archback Maple Natural

6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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  • $4,199.00

Description & Specs

The ultimate Guild jumbo is here: the F-55 Maple, featuring a tight grained solid Sitka spruce top with arched flamed maple back and maple sides. Created on the same arch press that’s been a part of Guild manufacturing since 1985, the F-55 Maple provides sharply focused trebles and an articulate mid-range, perfect for a full, centralized, harp-like sound. Performers have long revered maple for its ability to sing over a crowded room and resist the feedback problems of boomier, bassier tonewoods, and the F-55 Maple does not disappoint. Elegant cosmetic appointments include classic Guild “V-block” inlays, gold Gotoh hardware, and a beautiful Nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Exceptional build quality and premium specifications make it a worthy heir to the historic Guild jumbo legacy. 

Body Shape: F-Jumbo
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: Flamed Maple
Body Back: Arched Flamed Maple
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: 8mm Socket Wrench
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
Fingerboard Inlays: V-Blocks - Mother-Of-Pearl and Abalone
Frets Total: 20
Fret Type: Jescar 43080

Color: Natural
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

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

Electronics: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls
Case: Guild Premium Humidified Wood Case

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