SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (January 18, 2007) — Guild Guitars is very pleased to introduce five new classical nylon-string guitars to its popular GAD Series. Available in a range of distinctive styles and high-quality woods, the new GAD-C1, C2, C3, 4N and 5N guitars promise articulate string definition, exceptional resonance and impressive value for classical and acoustic musicians seeking a superbly crafted solid-wood guitar.
“After hearing numerous requests from players and dealers for years, we are pleased to add classical and nylon-string guitars back to the Guild product line,” commented Guild Director of Marketing Donnie Wade. “Without exception, these instruments offer superior construction in the finest German and Spanish traditions, as well as exceptional value in the marketplace.”
The GAD-C1 classical guitar in the Hauser body shape is the perfect nylon-string guitar for the beginner or as a second guitar for steel-string players. This design boasts a solid western American red cedar top and solid mahogany back and sides. Its appealing pricing belies its top-notch construction, which includes a bone nut, bone compensated saddle and slim classical mahogany neck. An ebony fingerboard and rosewood bridge contribute to this instrument’s warmth and resonance, while Guild’s special spruce bracing ensures rich tonal characteristics.
The GAD-C2 is similar to the C1 in design, but uses higher-quality tone woods and features playability suitable for intermediate classical players. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides provide exceptional balance and volume, while its slimmer neck shape and ebony fingerboard promote virtuosity. Like the GAD-C1, this model has Guild’s special spruce bracing and all-wood binding and purfling.
The GAD-C3 Flamenco Negra guitar is perfect for intermediate-to-advanced players, boasting a solid American AAA sitka top, solid AAA Indian rosewood back and sides, and masterful craftsmanship. Like its siblings, this instrument features a bone nut and bone-compensated saddle, a one-piece mahogany neck and all-wood binding. The guitar’s multicolored purfling adds to its appeal, while its rich, complex tone will confirm its stature as a top-notch instrument.
Finally, the GAD-4N and GAD-5N are the perfect acoustic-electric nylon-string cutaway guitars for discerning guitarist at all levels. The 4N features a solid spruce top, solid AAA mahogany back and sides and one-piece mahogany neck with a 25.59” scale length, while the 5N features a cedar top and padauk back and sides. A slim, steel-string neck shape makes these instruments comfortable for guitarists making the transition from steel-string acoustics and electrics. Most notable is the high-quality Seymour Duncan® Timber-line™ pickup system, which provides optimal articulation and rich tone. Together, these features make the GAD-4N and GAD-5N guitars ideal for acoustic and flamenco-style players needing to amplify themselves.
All of these instruments are currently available via authorized Guild Guitar dealers.