Guild D-55 Acoustic-Electric Guitar with DTAR Multi-Source Pickup SystemProduct #H70348 Guild H70348 ACA 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitars https://www.esnapw.com/rses/ESnapServlet?MerchantNumberSent=63655
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Dreadnought size, solid Aaa spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides, and a multi-source pickup system.
Introduced in 1968, the flagship model D-55 is one of the most musically versatile dreadnought guitars available. The D-55 is prized by players worldwide for its rich, balanced sound, outstanding playability, and elegant cosmetic appointments. The distinctive nitrocellulose lacquer finish is a hallmark of this instrument and its tone can be heard on countless hit recordings of our time. This guild D-55 Acoustic-Electric Guitar is equipped with the D-Tar Wave-Length Multi-Source pickup system for precise amplified sound reproduction.
D-Tar Wave-Length pickup and preamp system
The new Multi-Source combines the popular Wave-Length pickup system with a condenser microphone for versatility, flexibility and, of course, the most natural sound possible from your acoustic guitar.
The Multi-Source starts with the Wave-Length unitary design, piezoelectric co-polymer under-saddle pickup coupled to an 18-volt, low-noise, high-input impedance preamp with twice the dynamic range of typical 9-volt systems. The 18-volt preamp is powered by two "AA" batteries. With 18 volts, your signal has more headroom so hard strumming or plucking won't distort into piezo "quack" as easily.
With the addition of the highly-efficient miniature, omni-directional electret condenser microphone, you can amplify your acoustic guitar with startling clarity and accuracy. The mic is nestled in a special absorptive visco-elastic polymer shock mount for optimal isolation. Two low-profile knobs allow for master volume and microphone volume. Dial the microphone in to add just the right amount of "air"; dial it out to control feedback, if necessary. The microphone channel has two stages of low frequency roll-off to combat any tendency towards low frequency feedback. Also, full coverage copper shielding on the pickup insures immunity to external noise fields. This system is quiet.
- Category: Traditional Series
- Body Style: Dreadnought
- Top: Solid Aaa Spruce
- Bracing: Scalloped Red Spruce
- Back: Solid Rosewood Back
- Sides: Solid Rosewood Sides
- Scale Length: 25.625" (65.09 Cm)
- Neck: 3-Piece Mahogany/Walnut/Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 12" Radius (305 Mm)
- No. Of Frets: 20
- Position Inlays: Natural Mother-of-Pearl and Abalone Position Inlays
- Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.69" (43 Mm)
- Bridge: Ebony
- Saddle: Bone Saddle
- Bridge Pins: Bone Bridge Pins
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Finish: Gloss Lacquer
- Hardware: Gold
- Machine Heads: Gotoh 700 Series Gold-Plated Open-Back Tuners
- Strings: D'addario Exp 17 Coated Phosphor Bronze, (.013-.056 Gauges)
- Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
- Pickups: D-Tar Multi-Source System
- Ebony Headcap
- Dovetail Neck Joint with Slim Heel
- Lightweight Laminated Birch Tail-Block
- 30' Radius Top
- Natural Mother-of-Pearl and Abalone Position Inlays
- Bound Ebony fingerboard
- Abalone Rosette
- Tortoise Shell Pickguard
Enjoy great acoustic sound whether you're plugged in or not. Order today.
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Comments about Guild D-55 Acoustic-Electric Guitar with DTAR Multi-Source Pickup System:
This well made guitar is a cannon! It features stunning appointments with natural mother of pearl, and abalone inlays on the ebony fretboard, and the headstock, as well as the rosette. The bridge is also ebony and undoubtedly, the scalloped bracing enhances it's huge voice.
This model truly has an amazing vibe and the ability to cut through a mix. It's incredibly balanced, with smooth mids, sparkling bell-like highs, and warm, rich bass.The Guild D-55 has a jumbo sound in a dreadnought body.
The finish on this D-55 is the "Antique Sunburst". It's a real looker with quality craftsmanship throughout. It's beautifully constructed with a Sitka spruce top as well as rosewood back and sides. It is a heavier acoustic and should stand up to road life easily.
The neck is made with three pieces of mahogany. It's width feels narrower than many acoustics. However, the rounded profile fits deeper into the hand. Some electric guitarists and those with smaller hands, may consider it slightly chunky. Personally, I have found it extremely comfortable, with great playability. If I had to nit pick, my only negative would be that it was a bit tough to bend on the upper registers. All that was needed was a good set-up to rectify the issue.
Over all this is a high quality instrument that can run with any one of the "big boys"!
The D-Tar electronics are surprisingly good, and natural sounding. Until more recently, I had never even heard of the brand. I added mine aftermarket. When I opened the box I was a bit concerned, as it did not look like a very sophisticated piece of equipment. I had it professionally installed, and now I am sold! It's a really good pick-up.
This is a jewel of a guitar and being Guild's flagship model, it is sure to please players and collectors alike!