Guild Deco

Guild Deco

Guild's rosewood "Deco" dreadnought combines traditional Guild elements of pearl and abalone inlay with the delicate patterns of the Art Deco period, to produce an instrument that is both visually stunning and a pleasure to play. Bound in delicate abalone, the AAA grade solid spruce top is hand-tuned to optimize the powerful, balanced tone that's been a Guild tradition for 45 years. Custom Shop luthiers shave and scallop the tone bars into Guild's special "Floating X" pattern.

The Deco has back and sides of solid Indian rosewood with ornate multiple binding. The 3-ply mahogany/maple/mahogany neck is 1.70" at the nut to accommodate anything from bluegrass to finger-style jazz, and is faced with a bound ebony fingerboard, inlaid with the distinctive Art Deco pearl/abalone pattern.

The peghead of the Deco is bound and made of solid ebony, and the traditional "Chesterfield" inlay combines engraved pearl and abalone. For an added touch of class, the ebony truss rod cover is inlaid with New Zealand paua abalone.

The bridge of the Deco is ebony, carved in the crisp lines of a 1966 original, and is fitted with a compensated bone saddle.

(Source: Harmony Central)

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