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Guild D-55E Acoustic Guitar #C220556 - Used  From Other

Antique Sunburst Dreadnought Featuring L.R. Baggs Anthem!


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Condition: Used, Excellent

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Manufacturer's Description from Other

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.

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About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


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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 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, 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

Color: Antique Burst (ATB)

Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

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

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)