Series: Guild USA

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Guild’s iconic M-20 was the first guitar off the production line in 1967, when the company had grown so much that they relocated to a new factory in Westerly, RI. Nearly 50 years later, history has repeated itself in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in California. The M-20 is a concert size acoustic guitar built with solid mahogany top, back, and sides, informally nicknamed “the Nick Drake guitar” for its inclusion on the album art for Drake’s album, Bryter Layter. It features a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, bone nut and saddle, and an extremely light satin finish that allows this guitar to truly sing. The M-20’s modest appointments include a vintage style rosette and Guild’s peak logo inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the headstock. Each M-20 comes with a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a hardshell case. Available in Natural, Vintage Sunburst, Natural with LR Baggs pickup, and Sunburst with LR Baggs pickup.

List Price: $1,820
With LR Baggs Pickup: $2,100

Learn About Guild USA

In July 2014, Guild began constructing a new state-of-the-art factory in Southern California where the first order of business was to search the globe for original molds, equipment and rare Guild guitars. Machinery was shipped from the previous factory in New Hartford, CT and retro-fitted into the new production line. Ren Ferguson, legendary luthier, was named VP of Manufacturing and R&D. Ren’s history with Guild (notably his Guild Orpheum Series) combined with many years of excellent guitar building made him the perfect visionary to set up and design Guild’s new factory.

Guild is excited to ring in a new era of USA production. Interpreting classic Guild designs through an innovative approach and modern technology, these guitars feel and sound better than ever and are Made to be Played.

This guitar is available through any Authorized Guild Dealer. Find one near you by clicking the button above. If you have any troubles finding a dealer near you, please don’t hesitate to contact us and a Guild Representative will be happy to help. 


Body TopSolid Mahogany
Body BackSolid Mahogany
Body SidesSolid Mahogany
Body ShapeConcert
BracingSitka Spruce
RosetteABS Ring
FinishSatin varnish in Natural
Body Depth Upper Bout3 1/2″ (89 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout4.125″ (104.8 mm)
Body Length18″ (457 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout13 3/4″ (350 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout10.125″ (257.2 mm)
Overall Guitar Length38.75″ (984.3 mm)
Guitar Weight3.5lbs (1.5kg)
Body BindingN/A
Top PurflingN/A


Neck MaterialMahogany
Neck ShapeC Shape
Neck JointMortise and Tenon
Scale Length24 3/4″ (628mm)
Nut Width1 3/4″ (44.5mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Fingerboard MaterialIndian rosewood
Fingerboard Radius12″
Fingerboard InlaysPerloid Dot
# of Frets20
Tuning MachinesGuild Vintage Style Open Gear in Nickel with Cream Buttons, 20:1 Ratio
Hardware Finish/PlatingN/A
Truss RodSingle Action
Truss Rod Wrench5/16″ / 8mm Socket Wrench


BridgeIndian Rosewood
Bridge String Spacing2 1/4″ (57 mm)
Bridge PinsIvory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
StringsCoated Phosphor Bronze Light .012-.053
Case or Gig BagGuild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
EndpinIvory Plastic
Electronics: LR Baggs Element with Volume and Tone Control
Item #Without pickup: 385-1200-821
With Pickup: 385-1204-821

The M-20 is Also Available in Vintage Sunburst

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