Entries by Guild Guitars

Guild Artist Shane Alexander Records LR Baggs Session

We already knew that singer/songwriter Shane Alexander is a musical force to be reckoned with–he recently recorded a killer demo for the new California-made F-512 at Guild HQ. We weren’t surprised, then, when he showed off the LR Baggs Anthem SL pickup for a live session at their studio in Nashville. Shane is playing his 1966 Guild […]

Acoustic Guitar Magazine Reviews the F-512

Have you heard the news? Acoustic Guitar Magazine is helping us shout it from the mountain tops–the F-512 is back! “This is the third guitar I have played from the Oxnard plant and, as I’ve come to expect, the quality is top notch,” reviewer Pete Madsen starts off. “From the choice of woods to the […]

You Could Win an F-40!

Giveaway alert! We’ve partnered with Acoustic Guitar Magazine to offer a rare giveaway of a new California-made Guild F-40. What’s so special about this jumbo-sized guitar? Hearing it is really all of the evidence you need: Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides, this jumbo acoustic checks all the boxes […]

Our Summer NAMM Launches are Here!

We’re bursting with pride over the latest additions to the Guild line! After a 3 year hiatus, the F-512 is finally back in production in the United States. That, alone, would be enough of an accomplishment, but we didn’t stop there. Keep reading to check out all of the newest additions to the Guild line-up […]

John Oates’ Guild Guitar Has an Inspirational Past

Vintage Guitar Magazine‘s July issue features an interview with John Oates of Hall & Oates, in which he talks about his vintage Guild. But this isn’t just any vintage Guild. Oates owns Mississippi John Hurt’s Guild ’64 F-30! Oates, who cites Hurt as one of his biggest influences, recently released a new album, Arkansas, which […]

Designer Scott Sternberg Talks His Prized Guild

We get stories all the time about how customers and artists came to own their Guild guitar. Sometimes it’s a family heirloom, passed down from generation to generation. Sometimes it’s dumb luck, stumbled upon in a pawn shop in the middle of nowhere. Clothing designer Scott Sternberg recently told his own story to the New […]

The Music Experience

The Music Experience is a pop-up music store that travels with music festivals all around the United States. This spring, Guild was at “Welcome to Rockville” in Jacksonville, FL (Headliners: Ozzy Osbourne and Foo Fighters), “Carolina Rebellion” in Concord, NC (Headliner: Alice in Chains and Shinedown) and “Rock on the Range” in Columbus , OH […]

Our First Ever Field Trip!

We recently hosted a group of beginning guitar students from Caesar Chavez Elementary School at the Guild factory in Oxnard, California. The 8th graders had a chance to tour the factory and learn how we make our guitars, from sourcing wood to final assembling, and everything in between. After touring the factory, the students got […]

Guild + Make-A-Wish

Ultimate cool-kid Joe from New Jersey asked the Make-a-Wish Foundation for his very own Phil Lesh bass. We were so excited and honored to be a part of the process by donating a Starfire Bass II, which Alembic then modified to match Lesh’s iconic Grateful Dead-era bass. While we’d like to say that the Starfire […]

Guild at SXSW with She Shreds Magazine

We were so excited to take part in SXSW, last week’s film, tech and music festival in Austin, Texas. When our friends at She Shreds asked us to help out at their annual showcase, it was a no-brainer to send a Jetstar. She Shreds always puts together a killer line-up and we couldn’t wait to see what […]

NAMM 2018 Recap!

We started 2018 off with a bang at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim. Electrics, acoustics, basses–we had something new for every type of player in our new, expanded booth space. One of the biggest buzz-makers was the newly reissued Jetstar, available in Seafoam Green, Black, and Vintage White. On the acoustic side, we also […]