Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case
Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case

Guild USA D-55E ATB Antique Burst nitro finish dreadnought acoustic electric with case

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$3,999.00
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First introduced in 1968 as a special-order top-of-the-line model, the D-55 was so well-received that Guild added it into the regular production line by 1974. Famously played by Tommy Smothers on the Smothers Brothers Show in the 1960s, the D-55 grew in both popularity and longevity over the decades, finding homes in the hands of more contemporary artists like Waylon Jennings, Billie Joe Armstrong, and David Nail. The most anticipated return of a Guild acoustic to date, the 2017 Guild D-55 is back and better than ever. The D-55 remains true to all the premium appointments of its 1968 predecessor, including a AAA Sitka spruce top, solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, and nitrocellulose finish. Internal refinements include scalloped Adirondack bracing as well as an improved dovetail neck-joint, hand fit to make this generation of D-55 the lightest, loudest, and best-sounding yet. The D-55 showcases Guild’s most recognizable headstock which is fully bound and features the Guild “Peak and Shield” inlay combination over a figured ebony overlay. The matching ebony fingerboard is also fully bound and inlayed with Guild’s iconic abalone/pearl “V-Blocks” and multi-line “railroad track” purfling on the bass and treble sides. The D-55’s fingerboard is set on an all-mahogany neck with beautiful walnut center seam running the length of the heel to headstock. The D-55’s nitro finish is available in natural or Antique Burst and is hand sprayed for minimum thickness and maximum resonance that will only get better with age. An LR Baggs pickup system is available as an option, and each guitar includes a hand-signed certificate of authenticity and ships with Guild’s Premium humidified hardshell case.

Guitar weighs 4 lb 13oz


Body
Body Shape
D - Dreadnought

Body Top
Solid Sitka Spruce

Top Bracing Pattern
Scalloped X

Soundhole Diameter
4" (102mm)

Rosette
Abalone and ABS Ring

Top Purfling Inlay
Black and White ABS

Body Sides
Solid Indian Rosewood

Body Back
Solid Indian Rosewood

Body Binding
White ABS

Neck
Neck Material
Mahogany with a Walnut Center Strip

Scale Length
25 5/8" (651mm)

Neck Shape
C Shape

Nut Width
1 11/16" (43mm)

Neck Thickness
1st Fret
21mm

Neck Thickness
9th Fret
22.5mm

Truss Rod
Dual Action

Truss Rod Wrench
4mm Allen Key

Fingerboard Material
Ebony

Fingerboard Radius
12" (305mm)

Fingerboard Inlays
V-Blocks - Mother-Of-Pearl and Abalone

Frets Total
20

Fret Type
Jescar 43080

Finish
Color
Antique Burst (ATB)

Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Hardware
Bridge Material
Ebony

Bridge String Spacing
2 1/8" (54mm)

Bridge Pins
Bone
Saddle Material
Compensated Bone

Hardware Finish / Plating
Gold

Nut Material
Bone

Tuning Machines
Gotoh SE700 Open-Gear in Gold

Endpin
Endpin Jack

Pickguard
Tortoiseshell

Electronics
Electronics
LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls

Other
Strings
D'Addario EXP16 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)

Included Case
Guild Premium Humidified Archtop Wood Case

Upper Bout Width
11 5/8" (295mm)

Lower Bout Width
16" (406mm)

Body Depth Upper Bout
4" (101mm)

Body Depth Lower Bout
5" (127mm)

Body Length
20" (508mm)

Overall Length
41 3/4" (1061mm)

Item # 385-0554-837