Guild Guitars

F-2512E Maple
S-200 T-Bird
X-175 Manhattan

Guild Guitars Timeline


F-50, introduced in the late 1950s, the F-50 is an iconic jumbo acoustic guitar with a full, rich sound and elegant appointments.


Starfire, debuting in the early 1960s, the Starfire is a semi-hollow electric guitar with a distinctive double-cutaway design and a warm, resonant tone.

D-25, a dreadnought acoustic guitar known for its balanced and warm tone, featuring a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides.

D-40, originally released in the mid-1960s, the D-40 is a dreadnought acoustic guitar known for its balanced tone and versatile playability.

D-55, a classic dreadnought acoustic guitar known for its rich, full-bodied sound, premium tonewoods, and timeless craftsmanship.

F-30, a classic jumbo acoustic guitar known for its robust and full-bodied sound, featuring a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides.

M-20, a classic acoustic guitar known for its small body size, warm mahogany tone, and its association with legendary folk artists like Nick Drake.


F-2512E, a 12-string acoustic-electric guitar known for its clear, resonant tone and stage-ready versatility.

F-412, a highly acclaimed jumbo acoustic guitar with a full, rich sound and exquisite craftsmanship.

S-200 T-Bird, introduced in the early ’70s, the S-200 T-Bird is an electric guitar with a unique offset body design, offering a blend of vintage aesthetics and modern playability.


D-140, introduced in the ’80s, the D-140 is a grand auditorium acoustic guitar with a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides, delivering a well-balanced tone.


X-175 Manhattan, debuting in the early ’90s, the X-175 Manhattan is a hollow-body electric guitar with a classic jazz box design, featuring a pair of humbucking pickups and a smooth, warm tone.


M-120, a vintage-inspired concert-size acoustic guitar with a solid mahogany top, offering a warm, balanced tone and excellent playability.

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The history of the Guild brand dates back to 1952 when it was founded by Alfred Dronge and George Mann in New York. Originally named “Gretsch-Unitas,” the company later became “Gretsch Guild” before adopting the name “Guild” in 1956. From its early days, Guild focused on crafting high-quality, handcrafted acoustic guitars, quickly earning a reputation for their excellent craftsmanship and tonal excellence. In the 1960s and 1970s, Guild expanded its lineup to include electric guitars and basses, gaining popularity among rock, folk, and jazz musicians. Their instruments were embraced by iconic artists such as Richie Havens, Eric Clapton, and Muddy Waters, solidifying Guild’s status as a reputable instrument maker. Throughout the years, Guild has faced ownership changes, but its legacy of producing exceptional instruments has endured. Today, Guild continues to uphold its tradition of crafting premium acoustic and electric guitars, catering to musicians seeking instruments with rich tonal characteristics and timeless design.

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