In the '60s and '70s, Guild was an accessible choice for simple, unassuming and affordable American-made flat-tops. These well-made guitars inspired everything from protest songs to rock and roll epics. Although they capture much of the same mojo and refined tone you expect from a vintage guitar, today's collector market just doesn't prize these instruments as much as other brands (that may be perceived as more high end). But that's not such a bad thing, is it? These great-sounding guitars are some of the best value you'll find in any shop.
This 1966 Guild Mark I was built in Hoboken, New Jersey, just before Guild moved all production to Rhode Island. It features all-mahogany construction with a 25-1/2" scale length. Over the years, this one has seen some wear and tear: its top center-seam has been re-glued, and it has two repaired back cracks. It also has an interesting hole on the treble side... The past owner claims it resulted from an "unfortunate BB-gun incident." Overall, this guitar plays well, and it sounds every bit as good as a broken-in vintage guitar should. No shortage of mojo, and it won't break the bank. Period chipboard case included.