Guild D35 Vintage Dreadnought Natural 1972 w/ OHSC
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Here's a 1972 Guild D35 in good playing condition. This gem of a guitar is a real charmer, with bright, full tones, very nice playability, and some serious vintage '70s mojo. Resonant solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, comfy mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard and bridge, tortoise pickguard, single ring soundhole rosette. A beauty!
This guitar has fairly high mileage and a few issues that have led us to price it on the lower side: the headstock cracked and was repaired at some point in the past; it's very stable but definitely noticeable. It also has a few cracks in the back that are stable and don't show signs of going anywhere. Additionally, the saddle is as low as it will go and the truss rod is in the right place, so the bridge may need to be shaved down in the future to lower the action, and a neck reset could be needed way down the line. However, as is often the case with older Guilds, playability is excellent as it is; this one is set up with very comfortable action –– see specs below –– and will be healthy for many years if well taken care of. Some frets are on the flatter side and the guitar shows finish dings and scrapes throughout (see photos), but playability and tones are still top notch despite these issues. All in all, this is a great chance to get a killer deal on a vintage US-made dreadnought! Ships in the worn but functional original hardshell case.
Treble side: Proud 1/16"
Bass side: 3/32"
Nut: 1 11/16"
Neck thickness @ 1st fret: 0.871"
Specs from Guitar List (may differ slightly):
Finish colors: natural finish
Made in: USA
Number of strings: 6 strings
Body back material: mahogany body back
Body sides material: mahogany body sides
Body style: dreadnought-size body
Body top material: spruce body top
Pickguard material: tortoiseshell pickguard
Soundhole rosette: single ring rosette
Soundhole: round soundhole
Body fret: Neck joins body at 14th fret
Headstock inlays or logos: screened logo/graphic on headstock
Neck joint: set neck
Number of frets: 20 fret
Peghead (headstock): veneer headstock
Tuner layout: three-each-side
Bridge pins: white with black dot pins
Bridge: rosewood bridge
Fingerboard inlay material: pearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard material: rosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markers: dot fingerboard position markers
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