New 2018 Guilds!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year–we’re launching new Guild guitars! From USA-made acoustics to groovy electric reissues, we’ve got something for everyone. Keep scrolling to see all of our new products for 2018, and click here to see the full Guild catalog. It’s shaping up to be a great year!

F-55

The jumbo bodied F-55 (formerly F-50R) produces an extraordinary amount of volume and warmth, matching a tight grained solid Sitka spruce top with solid Indian rosewood back and sides for extraordinary separation and clarity. Its strong, focused bass response, sweet, singing mids, and crisp highs give it a distinctive voice that sets this guitar apart from all others.

Elegant cosmetic appointments include the classic Guild “V-block” inlays, gold Gotoh hardware, and a beautiful Nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Exceptional build quality and premium specifications make it a worthy heir to the historic Guild jumbo legacy.

Available in Natural or Sunburst finish, and also available with LR Baggs Electronics.

Jetstar

The Guild Jetstar embodies the ultimate retro vibe with a unique body shape that’s been off the grid since the 1960s. In terms of style, this reissue remains faithful to the first iteration of the S-50 Jetstar with a solid mahogany body and set neck. Further period-correct details include six inline tuning machines and Guild’s rare pearloid pyramid logo on a scroll-shaped headstock.

The Jetstar features a shallow C shape mahogany neck and pao ferro fingerboard with simple pearloid fret markers. Instead of its original shortened neck, the newly modified Jetstar has a 25 1/2” scale length for faster feel and improved response. Dual Guild LB-1 Little Bucker pickups bring a usable array of tones from sparkly clean single coil-esque spank to thick and warm humbucker sounds that fatten and sing when driven. The Jetstar is available in Sea Foam Green with a cream pickguard, or Vintage White or Black with a tortoiseshell pickguard. It includes Guild’s deluxe padded gig bag.

Starfire Bass II in Natural Flamed Maple

The Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple (FM) is a dual-pickup semi-hollow bass guitar that adds additional sonic options to Guild’s iconic Starfire Bass. The Starfire Bass II originally debuted in 1967, shortly after the single-pickup version, and quickly garnered a following that included Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane) and Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead). The addition of the BiSonic BS-1 neck pickup on the Starfire Bass II gives bassists a warmer, smooth sound for added tonal flexibility. As its name suggests, the Flamed Maple version replaced the original mahogany body with flamed maple. It includes dual Guild BS-1 pickups, individual volume, tone, and master volume knobs, and a pickup selector switch. A clear, high gloss finish highlights this bass guitar’s natural beauty.

D-240E Flamed Mahogany

The D-240E Flamed Mahogany (FM) features the same full-bodied and powerful tone of the D-240E, but with exotic flamed mahogany back and sides and a solid spruce top for a meaty tone and dynamic response. The dreadnought shape provides guitarists with a classic acoustic sound and balanced voicing, and Guild’s historic archback design offers improved bass response and projection. The D-240E also features Guild’s AP-1 preamp system for easy control while amplifying your signal for use in stage or studio.

Other features include an Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, pearloid rosette, tortoiseshell pickguard, and a satin polyurethane finish. Comes with a Deluxe Guild gig bag.

Starfire II ST in Black

Meet the Starfire II ST, a hollowbody electric guitar designed with a graceful single Florentine cutaway and extra thin mahogany body. Equipped with dual LB-1 Little Bucker pickups (replicas of Guild’s original smaller size humbuckers), the Starfire II ST sounds uniquely-Guild. Other premium features include a mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, elegant ivory white body binding, and a beautiful high gloss finish. This model features a Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for increased sustain and stability. Available in Black and Natural.

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  1. Johannes Hummel
    Johannes Hummel says:

    Nice News for 2018!
    Please send me a Copy of the 2018 Guild Catalog to my adress:

    Siedlungstrasse 21
    2523 Tattendorf
    Austria

    Thank you very much!!
    Johannes Hummel

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  2. Glyn
    Glyn says:

    Still no left handed electrics? I’ve been asking for 3 years now. Every year it’s the same PR answer. “We’re planning to make left handed electric guitars in the future, thanks for contacting us, I’ll pass on your feedback, blah blah blah”

    How patient do you expect people to be. If you’re never going to make lefties please just say so.

    But the longer you keep people waiting with false promises the more frustrated they get. It’s getting to the point where I’m starting to actually hate Guild as a company.

    I would be great if I could get a new lefty guild electric before the robots take over.

    Please demonstrate you at least have some respect for potential customers who WANT to give you money in exchange for a guitar. Please just provide a straight answer. Will Guild be making left handed electric guitars in the next 12 months. I’m way past caring about plans or intentions. Please just provide a clear yes or no answer.

    Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please.

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