New 2017 Guilds!
New Guilds are here! We’ve got something for everyone–USA-made acoustics, a new Westerly Collection addition, and some funky new solid body electrics. Keep scrolling to all of the new Guild Gear!
T-Bird ST P90 in Pelham Blue
Based on the S-200 T-Bird reissue, the T-Bird ST P90 features the same unique, asymmetrical shape, but with a simplified feature set. Minimalist players will appreciate the added stability and reliability of a stopbar tailpiece and pared down electronic controls, while enjoying the T-Bird’s retro vibe. The dual Guild Franz P90 pickups found on the T-Bird ST P90 are perfect for the player looking for that crisp, vintage, single-coil sound, offering plenty of mid-range output that can be driven to a soaring classic rock tone. The T-Bird features a vintage C shape set mahogany neck, and bound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl block inlays. Other period-correct details include open gear vintage tuning machines, and famed asymmetrical headstock adorned with Guild’s logo and Thunderbird icon in mother-of-pearl. Available in Pelham Blue; a padded Guild deluxe gig bag is included.
T-Bird ST in Vintage White and Cherry
Based on the S-200 T-Bird reissue, the T-Bird ST features the same unique, asymmetrical shape, but with a simplified feature set. Minimalist players will appreciate the added stability and reliability of a stopbar tailpiece and pared down electronic controls, while enjoying the T-Bird’s retro vibe. The T-Bird ST’s dual LB-1 Little Bucker pickups are replicas of Guild’s 1960s smaller size humbucking pickups, and offer a range of tones well-suited for a variety of playing styles and genres. The T-Bird ST features a vintage C shape set mahogany neck, and bound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl block inlays. Other period-correct details include open gear vintage tuning machines, and famed asymmetrical headstock adorned with Guild’s logo and Thunderbird icon in mother-of-pearl. Available in Vintage White or Cherry (Cherry is available exclusively through Sam Ash); a padded Guild deluxe gig bag is included.
The M-240E Troubadour features a solid Sitka spruce top over an arched mahogany back, a classic wood combination that produces a well-balanced voice with plenty of overtones. Other features include an Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, tortoiseshell pickguard, nickel plated open gear tuners, and a thin, resonate satin polyurethane finish with a vintage sunburst top. Completing the Troubadour’s vintage vibe is the DeArmond ToneBoss, a user-friendly humbucking magnetic soundhole pickup with built-in volume control that is compatible with any amplifier. A deluxe padded Guild gig bag is included.
Proudly made in the USA. The M-40 Troubadour’s small concert size body is comfortable and lightweight, combining a solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides to produce a delicate, well-rounded tone that is ideal for fingerstyle playing and light strumming. A thin satin varnish provides optimal conditions for the Troubadour’s premium tonewoods to breathe and resonate, and gives this guitar its familiar, broken-in look and feel.
The M-40 Troubadour’s timeless appointments include a vintage style rosette, white ABS binding, a tortoiseshell pickguard, nickel plated open gear tuners with cream buttons, and Guild’s peak logo inlaid on the headstock. Each M-40 Troubadour includes a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a Guild humidified hardshell case. Available in Natural or with an Antique Sunburst top. A discreet, USA-made LR Baggs Element VTC pickup is also available.
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.
Each D-40 Traditional includes a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a Guild humidified hardshell case. Available in Natural or with an Antique Sunburst top. Proudly made in the USA.
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 had signed certificate of authenticity and ships Guild’s Premium humidified hardshell case.
Hello Ren Ferguson & Guild Company, I am happy to hear that the USA Guild guitars are coming out this year of 2017. The D-55 is the one I am very happy to hear. My Guild D-55 was made at the Hartford, CT. factory in the year of November 13, 2013. It has the D-Tar Multi-Source pickup system with mic. I read that the new D-55 made at your new Oxnard, CA Guild factory will have a LR Baggs Element pickup system. I just want to know why the change? Does the LR Baggs Element have a mic.? The mic. in the D-Tar Multi-Source pickup system has more of a true sound of the body surround sound of the guitar. Please reply and share with me your thoughts. I am proud and very happy with Guild Guitar Company! Keep Guild Guitars strong, looking and sounding great. Thank you!
Thanks again for your comments regarding the upcoming D55 release.
Regarding the pickup for the D55 – since our current acoustic-electric lineup of USA-made products all feature the L.R. Baggs Element, this was our first choice. As you may know, the Element was engineered to mirror the actual movement of the soundboard, improving the overall dynamic range and response, and we believe it is a perfect complement to our USA products. Of course, our product development process is ongoing, so welcome your input regarding other options. Thank you again for your support of Guild guitars!
Hello Guild guitars, All I want to know, does the LR Baggs Element pickup have a mic. with it? Or is it under saddle only.
I ‘ve seen that there is a LR Baggs pickup with both mic. and under saddle pickup like the D-Tar Multi-Source pickup-mic. has.
Hi Larry, The LR Baggs Element pickup does not have a mic. For more info, visit http://www.lrbaggs.com/pickups/element-acoustic-guitar-pickup. Thanks!
Hello Guild, Thank you for your quick reply. I am happy with Guild guitars and I hope the best for the future. Just keep making great guitars! I know! I am the happiest with my Guilds! They are: D-55 and the JF65-12. I hope soon you will have a video of a factory tour of the Oxnard, CA location. PLEASE!
As long as we’re talking new models, how about some of these for Summer ’17 NAMM:
– F-212XL USA (long overdue)
– A-50 Westerly Series acoustic archtop
– M-85 II and/or Bluesbird Bass
– Polara (Jetstar) Bass in both 30″ and 34″ versions
– Alternative color options for the SF II Bass corresponding to the SF IV offerings
Left handed Starfire ST II or Starfire III. Please make these guitars in 2017!!!
Hi, can you tell me what the MAP pricing will be on the new D-55? Thanks.
MAP pricing on a new 2017 Guild D-55 is set at $3,299.99 – $3,599.99 in the USA. Thanks!
when will the D40 actually become available for purchase ? Nobody I have contacted knows anything about it.
Are you able to give the MAP pricing on the two troubadours and the D-40? Thanks!
Current MAP pricing is set at:
M-240E Troubadour: $469.99
M-40(E) Troubadour: $1,599.99 – $1,899.99
D-40(E): $1,599.99 – $1,899.99
are left handed m-20s available?
Same question??? Lefty M20e vintage burst?? Really don’t want a 0015m; help us out!!
It’s so awesome to see the Franz-style P-90’s on a solid-body! Finally!
Just add a boost/overdrive pedal, and a nice Class A combo amp capable of some raunchiness and voila! A great rig for classic rock, blues/boogie rock, and maybe even punk!
Eh, sorry guys, but this is the first year I’ve been disappointed in your new electrics. You have a rich variety of beloved models that can still be reissued (s70, s300, x350, Jetstar, Liberator, etc.). Not to mention more bass models. To only offer alternate versions of the Thunderbird, without the electronics no less, is a real let-down. Oh well.
+1 on adding re-issue Starfire-II Bass finish color options. Any maple-bodied ones in the works? Love my NS SF-I Bass!
I love the Newark Street series guitars and would love to know if your custom shop is going to produce limited USA made versions?
Thanks for the kind note about our Newark St. Collection! We are working towards offering Guild USA Electrics.
When will Guild begin production on the F 512?
Hey Alan! Yes, we plan to re-issue 12-string Guilds from our California factory — please stay tuned and we appreciate your patience!
Hello Guild Company,
I would like to buy the D 55 with the Baggs pickup system. When is it available in Germany (Europe?)? What price?
Best regards, Heiko
What happened to the Guild American Patriarch Artist Award?? It seemed to be available for a hot minute and disappeared. Why?
That model is currently not in production and now lives in the archived section of our website (http://guildguitars.com/archived-models/#americanpatriarch). We do plan on re-issuing it. Stay tuned!
I understand the D-40 is available in the “traditional” model (higher end), and the standard model.
I would be interested in on knowing if opting for the higher end “traditional” model would indicate a louder more bluegrass effect.
Some of the differences between the D-40 and the D-40 Traditional are scalloped Adirondack spruce braces on the D-40 Traditional, Nitrocellulose finish (D-40 Traditional) vs. Satin Varnish (D-40) and a Dovetail Neckjoint (D-40 Traditional) vs. Mortoise and Tennon (D-40). These differences will have an effect on sound, but personal preference will be subjective.
I left a comment asking about details for the jetstar S-50 and haven’t heard a response and can’t find the comment I left here asking. It is available for preorder online but would just like to know around when it will be in stores to try in person. The “ship by date” online keeps getting pushed back.
Thank you for your time
We’re not sure what happened to your previous comment. Sorry for the confusion! We are working with Musician’s Friend to remove that listing as it was mistakenly added too soon. We are, indeed, developing the Jetstar! Thanks for your enthusiasm and patience. It will be worth it.
Are there any plans to make Polaras in antique sunburst this year?
Hi Jacob! We don’t currently have that in the plans for 2017, but thank you for the recommendation!
Why there is not OM body size US maid ?
I love the D40s simple appointments and satin finish. Will a rosewood version ever come out? I dont want all the bling and shine of the D55.
Do you guys intend to make a hardshell case for the T-Bird at some point?
Eventually, but not any time soon. Thanks for the suggestion!
Are there no more X-175B Manhattan blond model? The last I saw was made in Korea but still said to be a very fine guitar. Would love to have a new one.
We are still making the X-175 Manhattan!
Thanks so much for responding to my question about the X-175B Manhattan. I had one ordered through one of your very large dealers in Ft. Wayne, Ind. and I was told that model was not available anymore. Are these still manufactured in Korea?
Hi Phil – Yes, they are!
Great! I found one at another dealer so I will purchase it there. I can’t wait to get this. Everything I have researched about the X-175 Manhattan was very positive. So, I have no problem with it being Korean made. Thank you again for the info.
Hi guys, your video for the new D-40 is really good. I am pretty sure this model is made for me, but i’m living in Paris, France, and i do not find any official guild dealer here.
What is the best option for me to try a new D-40 in my town ?
Will you sign with a new dealer here in Paris ?
Dear Guild: My question is: Why do you not respond to queries concerning your lack of left handed models? I love guild guitars and would love to see more left handed models available.Unfortunately,Guild seems to be behind the curve in this area.Signed,a frustrated Guild admirer
Hello Guild, I would like a new demonstration of the Guild D-55. I want to hear the sound. If it is possible with the LR Baggs system. I heard you thin the back and sides for more sound. Please send it to me and other people who would like to hear.
Dear Guild Guitars, Just an update from last post. I have my X175B Manhattan now and I’m very pleased with it. Believe me I was a little anxious about getting a foreign made guitar. Every thing I have is Gibson or Fender American made and expensive. I do not like cheap made guitars. It was the Guild name and the fact that Guild obtained Ren Ferguson for their acoustic line. That made me feel Guild was serious about producing great instruments again. Evidently, you have conveyed to the manufacture that these instruments must live up to the Guild name. The Korean workers have produced a beautiful instrument. One that I am not hesitant about comparing to the American made guitars I have. I have found no blemishes on this guitar. Can’t say that about my $3000.00 limited edition Gibson SJ100.
Congratulations on producing a very fine instrument.
Hello Guild, on the Guild D-55 is the X brace forward- standard or back for the great sound that makes it for the D-55? Shifting the X brace in the top changes the sound I have heard. Please let me know. I would like to hear a new demonstration of the D-55 with the L.R. Baggs Element Preamp. I love my D-55 with the D-Tar Multi-Source pickup with mic. “MADE TO BE PLAYED”. The only guitars in the world that make us guitarist HAPPY!! GUILD GUITARS!!!!!
Hello Guild, I was wondering if you know what I am talking about. The X brace on the inside top to give it the sound for the D-55. Just want to know where it is that gives the beautiful sound of the D-55. Looking forward for a 2017 demonstration of the Guild D-55 to hear the sound the new baby gives!!!! Please reply and give us the information! Thank you, Larry C.
Will you make left-handed model of D55 sunburst?? I love the way it looks and sounds! Or I’ll have to turn to Martin guitars.
I really like d55 , so I was wondering what kind of neck shape/profile is on your d55?
Hi Guild guitars, It looks like you need to reply to some requests. Is Ren Ferguson, is he still working for Guild?
Any update on the Jetstar?
Any update on when the F-512’s will be ready for purchase? I bought a Guild F-50R with D-Tar about 5-6 years ago and I instantly became a Guild Die Hard. I need a 12-String and after trying a few other brands the last few months due to the F-512’s not being on the market, I realized I might as well just wait because nothing is going to live up to the Guild quality I have become accustomed to playing.
F-512’s are slated for their return early 2018! If you follow us on Instagram (@guildguitars), we have been posting fun Factory updates on Fridays. Last Friday, we showed our first 12-String headstock! Glad to hear you are as excited about their return as we are.
I’m looking for a guitar with a 1-5/8″ at the nut measurement. I thought Guild made one , but I can not find it. Can anybody tell me if I was dreaming or did I actually see one. I have a hand that is crippled and I can only play something with a 1-5/8 at the nut. Thanks
I have a D-55 New Hartford 2013 . I bought second hand . I´ve not seen any COA of that guitar on the case . How could I get sure it´s genuine Guild USA with just the serial number on guitar label ?
I´m planning to install a pickup. What could you recomend me ? LR Baggs Anthem or K&K Trinity ?