12-Fret Slope-Shoulder (2014)

$4,799.99 List Price

The Guild Custom Shop presents the beautifully crafted and rich-sounding Orpheum series “Slope 12” dreadnought acoustic. U.S.-built by the talented luthiers of the Guild Custom Shop, Orpheum series models are designed to stylishly evoke the bygone 1930s-era golden age of U.S. acoustic guitar design and construction. Indeed, you could say that Orpheum models are finely crafted Guild guitars that never were but could have been. The Slope 12 offers a distinctive difference for the discerning player—sloping shoulders that gracefully curve away from the neck in marked contrast to conventional straight-shoulder dreadnought design. Further, its three-piece mahogany/rosewood/mahogany neck joins the body at the 12th fret, contributing to an abundantly complex yet warm and balanced tone that makes it ideal for flat picking and finger-style playing.

Premium features also include an Adirondack red spruce top with scalloped red spruce bracing, solid mahogany back and sides, traditional hot hide-glue construction, soft-“V” neck profile, 20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl-dot inlays and 12″ radius, bone nut, elegant cream body binding, and a nitrocellulose lacquer neck finish. Other features include a tortoiseshell pickguard, pyramid-style ebony bridge with bone saddle and pins, Guild-logo Gotoh SE-700 open-back tuners with cream buttons, and deluxe hard-shell case.

Available in Natural and Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finishes.

*This model is no longer in production. If you are interested in this model, please contact us or call +1 310-586-1180.



Body TopSolid Adirondack Red Spruce
Body BackSolid Mahogany
Body SidesSolid Mahogany
Body ShapeSlope Shoulder Dreadnought
BracingGuild® Scalloped Red Spruce Attached with Hide Glue
RosetteBlack/White Striped with Orpheum Wood Marquetry Center Ring
FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Depth Upper Bout4.5″ (114 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout4.75″ (120 mm)
Body Length20.5″ (520 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout16″ (406 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout11.25″ (286 mm)
Overall Guitar Length40″ (1016mm)
Guitar Weight4.3 lbs
Body BindingIvory
PurflingB/W/Blue/Rope Pattern/Red/W/B
Sound/F Holes BindingIvory


Neck Material2-Piece Mahogany
Neck ShapeVintage Soft “U”
Neck FinishGloss NItrocellulose Lacquer
Scale Length24.75″ (628 mm)
Nut Width1 3/4″ (44.45 mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Fingerboard Radius12″ (305 mm)
Fingerboard InlaysMother-of-Pearl Dot
# of Frets20
Tuning MachinesGotoh® SE700-05M Vintage-Style Open-Back with Cream Buttons
Hardware Finish/PlatingNickel-Plated
Truss RodDual-action
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench


Bridge PinsBone
StringsGuild® M-450 Standard Tension Phosphor Bronze, (.013-.056 Gauges)
Case or Gig BagTKL Deluxe Hardshell
Strap ButtonsVintage End-Pin

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