Orchestra RS (2014)

The Guild Custom Shop presents the beautifully crafted and rich-sounding Orpheum series “Orchestra Model” auditorium-style acoustic. U.S.-built by the talented luthiers of the Guild Custom Shop, Orpheum series models are designed to stylishly evoke the bygone 1930s-era golden age of U.S. acoustic guitar design and construction. Indeed, you could say that Orpheum models are finely crafted Guild guitars that never were but could have been.

The Orpheum Orchestra Model ranks among the finest Guild auditorium-style guitars ever made. Its Adirondack red spruce top with scalloped red spruce bracing and solid rosewood back and sides, combined with a three-piece mahogany/rosewood/mahogany neck that joins the body at the 14th fret, produce warm, balanced and articulate tone with rich bass and singing treble.

Premium features also include traditional hot hide-glue construction, a 20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl-dot inlays and 12” radius, elegant cream body binding, bone nut and a nitrocellulose lacquer neck finish. Other features include a tortoiseshell pickguard, pyramid-style ebony bridge with bone saddle and pins, Guild-logo Gotoh® SE-700 open-back tuners with cream buttons, and deluxe hard-shell case.

Available in Natural and Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finishes.

*This model is no longer in production. If you are interested in this model, please contact us or call +1 310-586-1180.

Tyler Ramsey of Band of Horses Demos the Orpheum Orchestra



Body TopSolid Adirondack Red Spruce
Body BackSolid Indian Rosewood
Body SidesSolid Indian Rosewood
Body ShapeOrchestra
BracingGuild® Scalloped Red Spruce Attached with Hide Glue
RosetteBlack/White Striped with Orpheum Wood Marquetry Center Ring
FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Depth Upper Bout3.75″ (95 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout4″ (101 mm)
Body Length19.5″ (495 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout15.75″ (400 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout12″ (305 mm)
Overall Guitar Length40.5″ (1029mm)
Guitar Weight4.25 lbs
Body BindingIvory
PurflingB/W/Blue/Rope Pattern/Red/W/B
Soundhole/F Holes BindingIvory


Neck Material2-Piece Mahogany
Neck ShapeSoft “V”
Neck FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Scale Length25.5″ (64.8 cm)
Nut Width1 3/4″ (44.45 mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Fingerboard Radius12″ (305 mm)
Fingerboard InlaysMother-of-Pearl Dot
# of Frets20
Tuning MachinesGotoh® SE700-05M Vintage-Style Open-Back with Cream Buttons
Hardware Finish/PlatingGold-Plated
Truss RodDual-Action
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench


Bridge PinsBone
StringsGuild® M-450 Standard Tension Phosphor Bronze, (.013-.056 Gauges)
Case or Gig BagTKL Deluxe Hardshell
Strap ButtonsVintage End-Pin

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