• 1972 Guild D-55 Rosewood – Sitka

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    Vintage Guild D-55 for the singer/songwriters! This ‘special order only’ 1972 classic is one excellent sounding and playing guitar. A player doing all the picking and strumming you need.

    In the late ’60s, the Guild D-55 entered their dreadnought line-up as the flagship model. She was only available as a special order until 1974.  Though similar in design to the D-50, this great D-55 features higher-end cosmetic appointments like block inlays and a multi-bound fingerboard, headstock, top and back. The guitar has a solid Sitka Spruce top, solid Indian Rosewood back and sides and Rosewood bridge and Ebony fretboard. She is a magnificent flat-picking and strumming guitar with a very loud and lush tone. The low 2.5 mm action and the nice d-shape neck make her very comfortable to play.

    Her condition is EXCELLENT. Neck reset and a fret job brought her back to life. Job well done! Various dings and scratches showing use as one would expect from a great sounding guitar. Tuners work good. Original bridge and bridge plate. The bridge is the Indian Rosewood version like the original 1968 model which was Brazilian Rosewood. Late 1972 they switched to Ebony bridges. The gold on the tuners has faded. The Grover tuners work perfect. No cracks or other repairs. The pictures give a good idea of the cosmetic condition. As you can see this babe has seen a lot of action, as one would expect from a tonal point of view. Phenomenal! A K&K Mini Pure is fitted to go all out live or record this great sounding classic. Guild fans, you won’t find many of these left, and it’s ready to play right out of the case! Here is a sound impression (clean recording, no effects):




    • Serial: #83938
    • Back/sides:  Solid Indian Rosewood
    • Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
    • Fingerboard: Ebony
    • Fingerboard Inlay: Pearl/abalone
    • Neck Wood: 2-piece Mahogany
    • Neck profile: medium C
    • Body Binding: Cream
    • Fingerboard Binding: cream
    • Headstock Bindings: cream
    • Soundhole inlay: 3 multiple rings
    • Bridge: Indian Rosewood
    • Headstock style: Pearloid Guild name & logo
    • Headstock overlay:  Ebony
    • Headstock inlay: Guild Logo & Name
    • Purfling: Multiple on body, neck and headstock
    • Back Strip: Checkered
    • Tuners: Grover Gold
    • Body Size: Dreadnought
    • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    • Scale: 650 mm (25.5″)
    • Nut Width: 43.2 mm (1.11/16″)
    • String Spacing: 55.4 mm (2 1/8″)
    • Width at Lower bout: 395 mm (15 11/20″)
    • Depth at tailblock: 125 mm (4 11/12″)
    • Pickup: K&K Mini Pure
    • Case: non-original TKL Brown hard-shell