Guild USA Special Run

12-String Acoustic Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Guild USA Special Run

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Description & Specs

One of One: The GSR F-512 #4000

Guild celebrates its California facility’s 4000th production guitar with the very first Guild Special Run: the GSR F-512 #4000. 

In 2014, Guild opened its new state-of-the-art facility on Pacific Avenue in Oxnard, California. After making top-of-the-line guitars for over half a century in numerous locations along the eastern seaboard, the move to California signified a shift for the storied brand, taking with them their timeless construction techniques, as well as much of the original equipment from their very first New York factory and the old-world philosophies that made early Guilds so vaunted, and introducing the cutting-edge technology and innovative vision that would usher the brand into a new golden age. 

Based on the F-512, Guild’s jumbo 12-string model, the GSR F-512 #4000 pairs Guild’s superb luthiery with some of the highest grade materials available, including a AAAAA-grade Adirondack spruce top and matching solid Madagascar Rosewood sides, back, peg head, and truss rod cover, scalloped Adirondack spruce bracing, railroad track fingerboard purfling, fully bound headstock, MOP V-block inlays, and a MOP and abalone “Flying G” inlay at the 12th fret. 

This carefully crafted masterpiece responds with bright, beautiful highs, balanced mids, and rich, tight bass and comes equipped with an LR Baggs Anthem pickup system to offer full tonal versatility.

It’s the only GSR F-512 #4000 ever made and the only place you can get it is Chicago Music Exchange. Call, click, or stop in to own a historic work by one of the industry’s most artful manufacturers. 

Collection/Series Guild Special Run (GSR)
Item # 385-3564-821
Serial # 194000
Country of Origin USA
Weight 5lbs 14.6oz
Case Hardshell Case

Body Shape Jumbo
Top Wood AAAAA Adirondack Spruce
Back & Sides Material Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Top, Back, Sides Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose
Color Natural
Top Binding White ABS
Body Binding White/Black ABS
Body Depth Upper Bout 3 3/4" (95mm)
Upper Bout Width 12 1/2" (318mm)
Lower Bout Width 17 1/4" (438mm)
Body Length 20 1/2" (521mm)
Top Bracing Pattern Scalloped X
Body Depth Lower Bout 4 3/4" (119mm)
Soundboard Thickness 1/8" (3mm)
Rosette Abalone & ABS Ring 1/4" (7mm)
Soundhole Diameter 4" (100mm)
Bracing Scalloped Adirondack Spruce
Back Bracing Adirondack Back Bracing

Neck Material Mahogany with a Walnut Center Strip
Neck Joint Dovetail
Neck Shape C Shape
Neck Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlays V-Blocks & Flying G 12th Fret Inlay - Mother-Of-Pearl and Abolone
Fingerboard Side Inlays 1.5mm Dots - Black ABS
Fingerboard Radius 12" (305mm)
Headplate Material Madagascar Rosewood
Headstock Binding White ABS
Headstock Logo Guild Peak Logo with G-Sheild - Mother-of-Pearl
Frets to Body 14
Frets Total 20
Scale Length 25 5/8" (651mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret 23mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret 25mm
Nut Material Bone
Nut Thickness 4.3mm
Nut Width 1 7/8" (48mm)
Nut String Spacing 1 5/8" (41mm)
Truss Rod Dual Action

Hardware Finish / Plating Gold
Tuning Machines Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold
Tuning Machine Ratio 15:01
Tuning Machine Buttons Gold Butterbean
Pickguard Nitrocellulose
Bridge Material Indian Rosewood
Saddle Material Compensated Bone
Bridge String Spacing 2 3/8" (60mm)
Electronics LR Baggs Anthem
Controls Volume Mix and Phase
Bridge Pins Bone, 1T Size, 3 Degree Taper, .210" Underskirt Diameter
Endpin Endpin Jack, 1/2”
Truss Rod Wrench 4mm Allen Key

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