Without reservation the world's finest acoustic model, combining the choicest of materials with suberb craftsmanship to provide unbelievably rich tone, depth, warmth, and resonance. Top is of fine-grain Sitka spruce, hand carved. Back and sides are of top gread, highly flamed curly maple. 8 ply binding on top and back. Heel of neck is carved close to boy for easy playing of highest positions. New popular short action scale. Three-piece hard maple neck with Guild adjusto truss rod. Finest rosewood fingerboard. Egith two-tone deluxe mother-of-pearl position markers. Metal parts richly gold plated, tailpiece hand carved.
(Source: 1956 Guild Catalog)