A Look Inside the Guild Factory


Get a fascinating up-close look at the making of fine Guild acoustic guitars as you watch this photomontage, which is the next best thing to actually touring the Guild factory in New Hartford, Conn., yourself. Every meticulously crafted step is seen here, a great deal of it done by hand—including initial wood selection, body and neck shaping, bracing and inlay work, fret placement and dressing, sanding and finishing, and more.

It’s a rare and illuminating glimpse into the inner workings of a great U.S. guitar maker with more than half a century of tradition, worldwide acclaim and superb sound, style and build, all set to the rootsy and resonant soundtrack of “Available Light” by Guild artist Willy Porter.