PLEASE READ : As you can see by googling my on-line store ALUMPSTERS GUITARS, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars. Most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and improve in the complexity and resonance of their sound as they age, regardless of their appearance. I will also consider reasonable offers in my store, including installment payments and trade-ins. If you have a question about this guitar, please Google alumpsters guitars to ask on-line and I will be happy to respond immediately. The Guild F-50R was made in the Westerly, R.
Plant, perhaps as a complement to the iconic Guild F-512 twelve-string: similar inlay, similar premium tonewoods, and (of course) similar price. The serial number of this particular guitar (67081) indicates that it was one of the few F-50s produced in 1972.This particular guitar has dominated lesser instruments for 47 years now, and its resonance will only improve with its new generation of players. Its classic mojo, gorgeous woods, and extravagant inlay make it stand out in any crowd, but its the huge sound that will make other players turn around to check it out. Like the F-512, the F-50R features Guilds revered jumbo body style in 6-string configuration, a solid AAA spruce top, gorgeous solid rosewood back and sides, three-piece mahogany and maple neck, scalloped bracing, multi-stripe inlaid rosette, bound 14/20 fret ebony fretboard with stripes and pearl block/abalone wedge inlays, gold-plated Grover enclosed tuners, and an ebony bridge with ivoroid black-dot pins. It is fully bound, top and back, with multi-stripe binding on top, and it has a large tortoise pick guard and a bound blackface headstock with the pearl inlaid Guild name and G/Shield logo. It is a full-sized jumbo shape, with a 17 lower bout width, 5 body depth, and a 25.5 scale. There are very few cosmetic issues to report, even after 47 years. There is some slight finish crazing and checking on the top and neck of the guitar, relatively little pick wear or fret wear for a hard-playing 47-year-old guitar, and a few barely visible dings and bruises.
The only cosmetic or structural flaw I see is some cracks in the binding, especially along the neck, and some discoloration in the decorative end pin panel (easily replaced, if you find it offensive). The twelve gold tuners are original and work perfectly, and the action is set up for hard driving at 4/32 at the 12th fret low E. All in all, this gorgeous tone monster is ready to rule the worldor at least your local jam. This is a truly classic instrument, a real Guild, Made to be Played, and it has worked hard making music and beating up on banjo and fiddle players for almost five decades.Its beauty, mojo, and great sound will make anyone else forget whatever theyre playing and envy its owner. Lord willing and the creek dont rise, it will pass into the hands of a player able to make music and turn heads for a generation or two to come. The included hard shell arched-top case is clearly original to this guitar, it is in good but worn condition, and of course it fits the F-50 shape perfectly. There is substantial wear around the edges, made even more obvious by the aging duct tape, but the handle is solid, the hinges and the latches work well, the plush lining is soft and intact, and it is structurally solid as a rock. I have tried to be perfectly clear and accurate in describing this instrument, so its return will not be accepted unless it can be shown that it was egregiously misrepresented in this listing. Thank you for your interest in this excellent guitar. The item "Gorgeous 1972 GUILD F-50R Bluegrass, Rosewood B&S, Made in USA, VGdCond. OHSC" is in sale since Friday, October 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "alumpster" and is located in Columbia, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.