Monday, December 31, 2018

2007 Guild F-47M

There is an advantage to being a fan of the under-appreciated Guild acoustic guitar - there are far fewer online bidders even on a national platform like eBay so it is easier to get a good deal.

Take this like-new Tacoma, WA-built 2007 Guild F-47M acoustic-electric in Antique Burst. I was the only bidder at the opening bid and a week later I had the guitar in hand at more than half off the $3,000 street value new ($3,770 MSR) and below the $1,525-1,900 Blue Book value in excellent condition.

This is a grand orchestra-sized guitar with solid Red Spruce top and solid flame Maple back and sides. It features nickel Gotoh tuners, MOP Guild crest headstock inlay, a 20-fret Rosewood fingerboard with MOP block inlays, compensated saddle, bone pins, and D-TAR Wavelength electronics.

The smaller body makes it a comfortable fingerpicking guitar, without sacrificing good volume and great sustain. The Maple body ensures a warm overall tone. With new strings on, this Guild F-47M is a pleasure to play. I should have no trouble finding it a good home. Happy New Year!

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