Dreadnought guitars were born out of necessity. The traveling western swing bands of the 1940's had so much happening on stage that the sound of the guitars somehow got lost. But they had to be heard. And heard they were when these big, loud, impressive instruments were first introduced.
The best-selling of all Guilds, the Dreadnought Series is reverd for its value, outstanding projection and sustain, as well as its exceptional miking and recording capabilities.
(Source: 1996 Guild Catalog)