Guild Guitar: D-50
by Guitar Guru
The Guild D-50 Standard Acoustic Guitar is an instrument that true guitar aficionados will appreciate. From the tip of its mahogany neck to its bone nut, saddle and bridge pins, this is a guitar that was meant to be played hard, and definitely a guitar meant to be heard. If you enjoy heavy-strumming, this guitar is for you.
A guitar review of the Guild D-50 Standard would be lacking if it didn’t mention that this is NOT a flashy guitar. In fact, to the untrained eye it may seem very plain, but that is where looks can be deceiving!
The D-50 is crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top
as well as solid rosewood back and sides
which, when combined with the D-50’s dreadnought body, give it a rich, full-bodied sound that projects to the back of any room and leaves the notes vibrating against your fingertips.
You can feel the attention to detail in the D-50’s smooth action and the easy playability of its frets. It wants you to produce beautiful music, and it does everything except play it for you in its attempt to help you out.
You can see it as well, in the smoothness of the binding and the D-50’s satin finish as well as in the grain of the woods and the easy way it sits in your arms. Of course this IS a big guitar. Dreadnought bodies usually are, and this one is no exception. Broad across the shoulders and sporting a deep body, the D-50 can be a little overwhelming for smaller players.
The one real downfall of the D-50 is that it is not a cheap guitar. But, unlike arguably overpriced Martins, Gibsons and Taylors, Guild is priced right. At ~$1,999 (including a deluxe hardshell case)
it is definitely an investment, but it is an investment that will pay you back over and over and over again, especially as its solid top and body age and mature over time, improving its flavor the longer it’s played.
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