For a traditional dreadnought that mics easily and sounds balanced up and down the neck, look no further than Guild’s best-seller: the Guild D-55 acoustic. This is the definitive strummer. With its American build quality and nods to the 1968 original, we’re pleased to say that the modern Guild D-55 is better than ever. Its classic AAA Sitka spruce-topped Indian rosewood body projects and blooms beautifully thanks to the Ferguson Adirondack spruce bracing, offering clean note separation for fingerpickers and a rich framework for songwriters. The D-55 ships elegantly appointed with a soft nitrocellulose finish, abalone/pearl inlays, a tortoiseshell/ABS soundhole rosette, and tortoiseshell body binding & purfling.
It may surprise you to learn that D-55 dreadnought wasn’t among Guild’s first releases. In fact, in came much later in Guild’s career, in 1968, as a special-order upgrade to the D-50 Bluegrass Special. But so well loved were its full, balanced tone and music hall appointments that by 1974, the D-55 became a standard issue, and eventually a best seller, as it remains to this day.
- The flagship of the Guild acoustic guitar line
- Beloved by players ranging from bluegrass pickers to folk strummers
- Designed in the spirit of the 1968 original
- Easy to mic up — a studio mainstay
- Balanced tone up and down the comfortable “C” 3-piece neck
- Indian rosewood body with AAA Sitka spruce top yields a brilliant, full-bodied sound
- Adirondack spruce bracing, developed for 2017 by Ren Ferguson, blooms and projects beautifully
- Elegantly appointed
- Tortoiseshell rosette, binding, and purfling
- One of the most recognizable headstocks in the industry
- Ebony fingerboard adorned with abalone/pearl V-Block inlays
- Bone nut and saddle maximize string sustain
- Breathable nitrocellulose finish
- Built with care in California, USA