12-Fret Slope-Shoulder (2014)
$4,799.99 List Price
The Guild Custom Shop presents the beautifully crafted and rich-sounding Orpheum series “Slope 12” dreadnought acoustic. U.S.-built by the talented luthiers of the Guild Custom Shop, Orpheum series models are designed to stylishly evoke the bygone 1930s-era golden age of U.S. acoustic guitar design and construction. Indeed, you could say that Orpheum models are finely crafted Guild guitars that never were but could have been. The Slope 12 offers a distinctive difference for the discerning player—sloping shoulders that gracefully curve away from the neck in marked contrast to conventional straight-shoulder dreadnought design. Further, its three-piece mahogany/rosewood/mahogany neck joins the body at the 12th fret, contributing to an abundantly complex yet warm and balanced tone that makes it ideal for flat picking and finger-style playing.
Premium features also include an Adirondack red spruce top with scalloped red spruce bracing, solid mahogany back and sides, traditional hot hide-glue construction, soft-“V” neck profile, 20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl-dot inlays and 12″ radius, bone nut, elegant cream body binding, and a nitrocellulose lacquer neck finish. Other features include a tortoiseshell pickguard, pyramid-style ebony bridge with bone saddle and pins, Guild-logo Gotoh SE-700 open-back tuners with cream buttons, and deluxe hard-shell case.
Available in Natural and Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finishes.
*This model is no longer in production. If you are interested in this model, please contact us or call +1 310-586-1180.
|Body Top||Solid Adirondack Red Spruce|
|Body Back||Solid Mahogany|
|Body Sides||Solid Mahogany|
|Body Shape||Slope Shoulder Dreadnought|
|Bracing||Guild® Scalloped Red Spruce Attached with Hide Glue|
|Rosette||Black/White Striped with Orpheum Wood Marquetry Center Ring|
|Finish||Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Body Depth Upper Bout||4.5″ (114 mm)|
|Body Depth Lower Bout||4.75″ (120 mm)|
|Body Length||20.5″ (520 mm)|
|Body Width Lower Bout||16″ (406 mm)|
|Body Width Upper Bout||11.25″ (286 mm)|
|Overall Guitar Length||40″ (1016mm)|
|Guitar Weight||4.3 lbs|
|Sound/F Holes Binding||Ivory|