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. This veteran Guild D-50 Bluegrass Special dreadnought guitar was made in Guilds Westerly, Rhode Island, plant in 1991, judging from its serial number (D500760) and the Guild website. The D-50 was a rosewood version of the mahogany D-40 Bluegrass Jubilee until it was discontinued in 1993 (to be re-issued later).As such, this particular guitar has been dominating lesser instruments for over 25 years, and the resonance of its aged woods will only improve with its new generation of players. Its classic good looks make it stand out in a crowd, but its the huge sound that will make other musicians turn around to check it out. The Guild D-50 has a solid spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. The body is fully bound, top and back, and it has a large tortoise pick guard, an ebony bridge with white black-dot pins, and a multi-stripe inlaid rosette.
The mahogany neck is faced with a 14/20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlay. It ends in a mahogany headstock with gold enclosed Grover tuners and the pearl inlaid Guild logo and Chesterfield.
There are several cosmetic and functional items to report: there is some slight fret wear, especially in the first three frets. Apparently, it suffered from being dropped once on its top edge at the end pin. There are several cracks that I can see, all professionally glued and cleated: two at the sound hole from the sides of the neck extension, and the others from the bridge to the binding. There are relatively few other small dings and bruises, with the exception being the several dings and chips in the finish of the headstock.
Considering its honorable 25+ years of service and the passion with which it has evidently been played, the beautifully straight-grained back and sides are in excellent condition, with only very slight signs of belt rash and so forth. While this is still a truly attractive instrument, it is a real Guild, Made to be Played, and it has been making music and turning heads for a generation. It has now been thoroughly checked out and set up by a professional luthier, the action is medium for the heavy pick work for which it was designed just under 4/32 at the 12. Fret low E, and its ready to beat up on some banjo and fiddle players. 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 original hard shell case is in good working condition, and obviously fits the guitar perfectly. The burgundy plush lining is soft and relatively odor-free, and structurally it is solid as a rock. It is the ideal vintage complement for this vintage guitarand of course it offers outstanding protection. I have made every effort to describe and illustrate this guitar and case with scrupulous accuracy.
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 powerful Guild classic. The item "Powerful 1991 GUILD D-50 Bluegrass Acoustic, Made in USA, GdCond. OHSC" is in sale since Friday, August 30, 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.