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Guild® Announces New Standard Series Acoustic-Electric Guitars

United States
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Jan. 6, 2011) – Guild announces the debut of its new Standard Series Acoustic-Electric Cutaway guitars. The Standard Series brings Guild’s legacy of supreme playability, understated elegance, and unmistakable full, balanced tone to a new price point, while offering an array of upscale and consumer-requested features. The Series includes 12 guitars in total – six acoustics and an acoustic-electric cutaway version of each.

The Standard Series Cutaway models are all outfitted with an onboard 18-volt D-TAR® Wave-Length™ pickup system that provides a transparent and natural sound with enhanced dynamic range and headroom, allowing for exceptional amplified performance. Each Standard Series guitar features a Sitka Spruce top with Red Spruce bracing for a strong and balanced sound profile. The guitars also offer a satin-lacquer finished neck for a smooth, broken-in feel; a slimmer neck profile for supreme playability; bone nut, saddle, and bridge pins for superior tone transfer; and a dual-action truss rod for easy adjustments.

The D-40CE and D-50CE are classic Guild Dreadnoughts that feature solid mahogany and solid Indian rosewood back and sides, respectively. These player-centric instruments provide strong, balanced tone and the exceptional Standard Series feature set, plus top-of-the-line onboard electronics.

With the F-30CE and F-30RCE, the Series offers two Standard Orchestra acoustic-electrics that feature a smaller body size, 1 ¾” bone nut and full scale, making them ideal for everything from tuned-down finger-style pieces to folk-style strumming. The F-30CE’s mahogany back and sides produce a strong and focused sound, while the F-30RCE’s rosewood back and sides produce a rich, complex and warm sound.

The Standard Series also now includes two Jumbo acoustic-electric cutaways. The F-212XLCE 12-string jumbo cutaway features solid genuine mahogany back and sides for a balanced sound and a wide dynamic range, while the F-50CE boasts a unique arched laminated maple back for a big sound and exceptional volume.

About Guild Guitars
Guild® is a historic American guitar brand with a 57-year history of building fine musical instruments. With a reputation built on Old World craftsmanship, innovation, quality and value, Guild has established itself as one of the world’s premier acoustic guitar manufacturers. Guild guitars are prized by players worldwide for their full, balanced sound, excellent playability and exceptional build quality. Guild Guitars – a tradition in tone since 1953!
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