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GSR F-50 Koa

Jumbo | GSR Series
Model #: 3852810821

GSR F-50 Koa

Jumbo | GSR Series
Model #: 3852810821

Overview
Specs
  • First introduced in 1954, the F-50 jumbo model was the king of the original Guild flat-top acoustic line. Its bold, unique styling and rich, powerful voice made it an instant classic, and it became one of our most beloved and enduring models.

    This limited special run version of the F-50 model combines a solid high-grade Engelmann spruce top with solid Hawaiian koa back and sides to create a beautiful and complex guitar with a unique voice that is capable of being strong and powerful as well as delicate and sweet.

    Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii) is a native North American tonewood that grows in western regions from British Columbia and Alberta Canada in the north to Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. Light in color with fine, tight grain, Engelmann spruce exhibits a warm, mellow tone with a strong overtone component that results in a sound that is richer and more complex than what can be obtained with most Sitka tops. These attributes have led some to describe its sound as “mature” and “refined”.

    Koa (Acacia koa) is a beautiful tropical hardwood that grows only in Hawaii. Treasured by the Hawaiian people for centuries, koa has been used to build everything from canoes and paddles to furniture and, of course, ukuleles. With a rich golden brown color that ranges from light to dark, and strong, beautiful grain patterns, it looks as exotic as its native islands. As a tonewood, koa exhibits strong midrange content with sparkling highs and warm, focused lows. Its striking looks and beautiful voice have made it one of the most sought after guitar tonewoods in the world.

    When these two exceptional tonewoods combine with the F-50’s unique dimensions, it results in one of the most stunning Guild jumbo acoustic guitars to date. Refined, delicate, strong and balanced—these are just a few of the words that describe the many sonic nuances of this guitar. But don’t take our word for it; visit a participating Guild dealer today and test drive one for yourself.

    Other special features of this model include ivoroid body, neck, and headstock binding; koa headcap with pearl "Vintage G" logo, ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays and special “G” inlay at the 12th fret, ebony bridge with bone “Parisian eye” bridge pins, abalone rosette, custom gold Gotoh® open-back tuners with carved buttons, and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

    Each guitar includes a hand-tooled Guild leather strap and Planet Waves® soundhole humidifier.

  • General

    Model Name: GSR F-50 Koa
    Series: GSR Series
    Color / Part #:
    • GSR F-50, Koa Jumbo, Natural
      385-2810-821

    Body

    Body Shape: Jumbo
    Body Back: Koa
    Body Sides: Koa
    Body Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce
    Body Finish:
    • 3852810821
      Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Bracing: Guild® Scalloped Red Spruce
    Rosette: Abalone
    Body Binding: Ivoroid

    Neck

    Number of Frets: 20
    Position Inlays: Mother-of Pearl Blocks with Abalone “G” at 12th fret
    Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
    Fretboard: Ebony
    Neck Material: 3-Piece Mahogany/Walnut/Mahogany
    Neck Finish: Gloss Lacquer
    Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
    Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)

    Hardware

    Hardware Finish: Gold
    Bridge: Ebony
    Bridge Pins: Bone "Parisian Eye" with Pearl Dot and Gold Ring
    Tuning Machines: Custom Gotoh® SE700 Series Open Back with White "G-shield" Buttons
    String Nut: Bone
    Saddle: Bone Saddle