I purchased a used Maderia classical Model C-60, serial 70412 10 years ago and have been trying to obtain info on this guitar over the last severial years with no luck. Norman guitars, Kyser capos among other things, so they may not be afraid to speak to foreigners. A curved top with an oval label is likely from 1975 to 1979. Sounds like you would need to get professional help re-gluing the brace don't just drip Elmer's glue in there. It's good for what it is, a decent cheap beater I'm not afraid to lose.Next
Production later moved to Korea. Has original hard case lining is a bit ruff, but the case is still very much intact and usable. They all had one thing in common though: they sucked. I knmowm they were also playing the low end B C Rich's. All the records I have found say it was built in 1953.Next
Often times they are an incredible bang for the buck. I try to describe the Guitar as best as I can. My only problem with it is trying to pull it out of my 85 year old dads hands when I want to play it! I do like my A30R, and I believe I purchased it in 1971. I have never played a more crisp guitar and could never give it up. The model was discontinued by 1977. My friend has a vintage Tak 12 string that I have been salivating over and would love to have my grubs on, but now that the madeira is here, I would put it up against that awesome Tak anytime. These models featured unique takes on classic Guild Traditional Series models.Next
The body on this guitar was solid beginning around 1971. A couple of belt buckle scratches on the back. While we are happy to buy used guitars and gear, we absolutely love Guild Guitars since they've got a rich history. The neck is rather thick however. A vintage is an American guitar with an American guitar story.
Since then, the company has changed hands several times. It is here that Guild began to attract the biggest artists of the day, and the company attained a high level of market credibility. I'd say 14:1 ratio or so if I had to guess. I have heard that you should , even though you may have bought it for. The book by Michael Wright says that Guild introduced its Japanese-made Madeira guitars in 1973. Mahogany neck, with a Maple strip down the middle. I take my hat off to Bill Schultz.Next
I would have purchased it in about 1973, new. Various steel string acoustic headstocks of Madeira by Guild. For example: 5077019 would mean the seventh guitar made that year, and would date to January 1997. In fact, by 1970 this was replaced with a tone control on the single pickup model. Check out reviews on harmony central. So, so I have a pile of fire wood or an earlyish guild guitar? I called Guild in their New York location many years ago and gave them the description and they told me that there was only 50 made of this guitar in the United States.Next
It makes for a very beautiful sound. The does not specifically state whether or not a top is —that goes for the sides and backs as well. The headstock has the old Martin round cornered shape with Madeira in mother of pearl along the top of the faceplate. One of the lightest guitars I have ever held, as it is a thinline hollow body. While there are some holes in the historical record, as well as a few anomalies, inconsistencies, and obvious errors in the dating charts, the information complied and presented here is the most comprehensive data we have available for dating Guild guitars.Next
Madeira by Guild Import Line Madeira was an import-line by the legendary guitar manufacturer. Also, the plastic headstock veneer tends to warp or shrink on guitars from the '60s. Over the years the guitar became old and in need of some T. Several of my observations were also from almost daily checking for deals on eBay. Is there any way to accurately date these things? The people in old catalogues who sold Guilds in Japan are still in business, they have a homepage. I'm guessing between '74 and '78, assuming they started importing them in '73 and probably switched to Korea around '79 or '80.Next