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. Made in the fabled Westerly, Rhode Island, plant, this classic Bluegrass D-25M dreadnought has been dominating lesser instruments for 40 years, judging from its serial number (209076 = 1979) and the Guild website. It has been played regularly, and it has the resonance of its aged woods to prove it.
The dark reddish finish makes it stand out in a crowd, but its the huge sound that will make other musicians turn around to check it out. This Guild D-25M has a solid mahogany-stained spruce top D-25 introduced in 1976 and mahogany back, sides, and neck. The dreadnought style body is bound in black top and back, with a large tortoise pick guard, a rosewood bridge with ivoroid pins, and a multi-stripe rosette.The 14/20 fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay ends in three-per-side chrome Guild open tuners and the screened headstock logo. The neck is straight and true and the action consistently comfortable (at a bit over 3/32 at the 12th fret low E) all the way to the 20th fret.
The top is flat, the neck joint is solid, the bridge is tight (now), and the frets are in good shape. There is a large professionally glued and cleated crack above the pick guard and the bridge has clearly been re-set, since theres a slightly enlarged footprint. There are more than a few cosmetic items typical of any guitar which has been played for four decades, primarily consisting of a conspicuous scratch at the bottom of the lower bout, dings and bruises pretty much all over, and some buckle bruising on the back. These are visible in the pictures.
While this is still an attractive instrument, it is a real Guild, Made to be Played, and it has been making music and turning heads for a generation. 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 black gig bag fits perfectly and is in very good condition. The zippers work fine, and the straps and pockets are intact.
It is a useful light-weight complement for this vintage guitarand of course offers more than adequate 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 solid vintage Guild guitar.
The item "Vintage 1979 GUILD D-25M Acoustic, USA-Made, GdCond. Strong Player, Soft Case" is in sale since Monday, August 26, 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.