Building on the legacy of its beloved acoustic Dreadnought style guitars, Guild unveiled a special limited–run version of the D–50 at the recent 2011 NAMM show. The new GSR D–50 pairs a solid Engelmann Spruce top with solid Cocobolo back and sides to create a bold yet refined guitar with striking visual and sonic qualities.
Throughout the four–day show, players were able to test–drive the guitar for themselves. Guild product manager Dave Gonzalez also demo’d the guitar and elaborated on its unique tone and build.
“The GSR D–50 Cocobolo is an incredible guitar,” Gonzalez states. “Not only does it have captivating aesthetic features, but it also has amazing tone and sonic presence. Cocobolo has a certain depth and complexity that you don’t get from other types of tonewoods. When combined with the refined sound of an Engelmann Spruce top in the Guild dreadnought body style, it results in a guitar that has a big, rich sound with excellent balance and articulation. Usually the first word out people’s mouths when they play these guitars is, ‘wow!’”
The GSR D–50 will be limited to just 20 pieces worldwide.