Guild GSR D-55 70th Anniversary Limited Ediiton

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Regular price $5,999.00

First introduced in 1968 as a special-order top-of-the-line model, the D-55 was so well-received Guild added it into the regular production line by 1974. Famously played by Tommy Smothers on the Smothers Brothers Show in the late 1960s, the D-55 grew in both popularity and longevity over the decades. The Guild Special Run (GSR) D-55 70th Anniversary Limited is an ultra-collectible special edition of the company’s flagship dreadnought, packing premium features into a limited 70-piece run overseen by Guild Master Luthier Chuck Sanzone.

The GSR D-55 70th Anniversary Limited showcases Guild’s most recognizable headstock, fully bound and featuring mother-of-pearl Guild Peak and G-shield inlays over an exotic Madagascar Rosewood face. The top features an ornate Abalone rosette and matching purfling inlay and is crafted from aged Adirondack Spruce with hand-scalloped Adirondack spruce braces.

Exotic Madagascar Rosewood has been used for the back and sides, adding figured grain lines across the body and the entire hand build has been done using traditional hide glue. A fully bound Ebony fingerboard pairs with a mahogany neck and beautiful Walnut center seam strip. It is inlayed with Guild’s iconic Abalone/Pearl V-blocks and a commemorative “Winged G” at the 12th fret.

Additional features include gold Gotoh open-gear tuners, Evo gold frets and a dovetail neck joint. A hand-sprayed gloss nitrocellulose finish provides minimum thickness and maximum resonance. Each guitar includes a specially numbered and signed certificate of authenticity, a soundhole cut-out hand signed by the Guild USA build team and ships in Guild’s premium humidified hard-shell case. Limited to 70 pcs worldwide to commemorate Guild’s 70th anniversary, 1953-2023.

 

Specs:

  • Serial Number: G231060
  • Body Shape: D - Dreadnought
  • Body Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X
  • Soundhole Diameter: 4" 
  • Rosette: Abalone and ABS Ring
  • Top Purfling Inlay: Abalone
  • Body Sides: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
  • Body Back: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
  • Back Purfling Inlay: Black and White ABS
  • Body Binding: White ABS
  • Neck Material: Mahogany with 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" 
  • Fingerboard Inlays: V-Blocks & Winged "G" 12th Fret Inlay - Mother-Of-Pearl and Abalone
  • Fingerboard Inlay Location: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, 17
  • Frets Total: 20
  • Fret Type: Jescar 43080 Evo Gold
  • Fingerboard Binding: White ABS
  • 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: Nickel
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold
  • Endpin: Ivory Colored Plastic
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP16 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
  • Included Case: Guild Premium Humidified Archtop Wood Case
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