GUILD F SERIES

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GUILD F-112

The F-112 was made between 1968 and 1982

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GUILD F-20 TROUBADOR

The F-20 TROUBADOR was made between 1956 and 1987

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GUILD F-212

Production of the F-212 began in 1963 and ended in 1985

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GUILD F-212XL

The Guild F-212XL was made between 1970 and 1985, as a larger bodied version of the F-212. A similar model - the JF-212XL was made from 1989 to 1994. The Guild F-212XL was reintroduced in 1999 (following the Fender take over) and made until Guild closed their Rhode Island factory in 2001 and moved production to California. The F212X's made in Westerly Rhode Island up to the year 2001 had ebony fingerbaords.

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GUILD F-30 ARAGON

The F-30 Aragon was introduced in 1954 and was at the time the smallest of the Guild flat tops (until the F-20 model came along). Originally it had maple back and sides - this changed to mahogany in 1959. It was a guitar well suited to sixties folk music and Guild made around 2500 in the period 1965 to 1969.

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GUILD F-30 HG (NO. 350-5400)

GUILD made the F-30 HG (NO. 350-5400) between 1998 and 2000

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GUILD F-30 HR (NO. 350-5300)

GUILD manufactured the F-30 HR (NO. 350-5300) between 1998 and 2000

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GUILD F-30 R (Limited Edition)

The Guild GSR F-30 Rosewood was a  special limited edition version of the Guild F-30. It  combined a solid Bearclaw Sitka spruce top with solid master-grade Indian rosewood back and sides to create an Orchestra style guitar with a rich and balanced voice. Fingerboard inlays are Mother-of Pearl Blocks with Abalone “G” at 12th fret. Guild have now discontinued this model.

Guild also produced limited edition F-30R guitars pre 1998 before the F-30R went into full production.

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GUILD F-30R

The origins of the Guild F-30R can be traced to some F-30 specials made for Paul Simon in 1967. These guitars were similar to the F-30 but had Brazilian rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard, Brazilian rosewood bridge and Grover rotomatics. It became a regular model in 1973. Briefly discontinued in 1975 it was revived again in 1976 but with an F-50 style neck and deluxe appointments making it essentially a scaled down version of the F-50R.

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GUILD F-312

The F-312 was made between 1964 and 1974

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GUILD F-40 Reissue

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GUILD F-40 VALENCIA

The F-40 VALENCIA was made between 1952 and 1964

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GUILD F-412

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GUILD F-42

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GUILD F-44

Production of the F-44 began in 1984 and ended in 1988

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GUILD F-47

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GUILD F-48

The F-48 was made between 1973 and 1975

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GUILD F-50 (NAVARRE)

The Guild F-50 Navarre was made from 1953 until 1990 and then reintroduced in 2003 following the Fender aquistiion of Guild. WIth figured maple sides and back the F-50 was the top of Guild's acoustic flat-top range. In 1965 Guild introduced a version with rosewood back and sides F-50R.

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GUILD F-50 R

First produced around 1953 the Guild F-50R is similar to their F-50 model, except it has rosewood back and sides. From 1953 until around 1969 this was Brazillian rosewood. This model was discontinued in 1990 but reintroduced in 2003 following the Fender takeover of Guild.

The F-50R was available with Fishman Electronics in the past (model number 3802805), circa 2013 the D-TAR® Multi-Source™ Pickup System is an option. Also available left-handed.

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GUILD F-512

The GUILD F-512 was first made around 1970 until around 1990 then discontinued for a while until Fender aquired Guild and reintroduced the F-512 model in 2002.

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GUILD F-64

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GUILD M-20

GUILD produced the M-20 between 1958 and 1973. It was an all mahogany version of the folk favourite the Guild F-20 Troubador. The small concert-sized M-20 was one of the lowest priced Guild flat top acoustics of the period - it was even labeled the "Economy M-20" in the Guild 1963 catalog. This all mahogany body gave the M-20 a distinct tone: warm, dark and with note separation perfect for fingerstyle playing. From 1958 to 1961 the M-20 had the old (Gibson) style headstock - this was changed to the new Guild style in 1962.

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GUILD M-20 (1998 REISSUE)

Guild reissued their all mahogany concert-sized M-20 acoustic in the 1990s. My guess is that this model was discontinued around 2001, when Fender moved production of Guild acoustic guitars from Guild's Westerly plant to the Fender Corona facility. These reissues are more sturdily built than the original Guild M-20, which makes for a more reliable guitar but perhaps loses a little of the tone of the original.

Guild has since reissued the M-20 again as the Chinese made GAD series M-20 and also a similar M-120 guitar.

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GUILD M-30

GUILD produced the M-30 between 1952 and 1985

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Specifications:

ModelImageFinish colorsNumber of stringsMade inScale lengthFinish materialConfigurationFinish effectsBinding
GUILD F-112
1968 to 1982
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GUILD F-20 TROUBADOR
1956 to 1987
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GUILD F-212
1963 to 1985
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GUILD F-212XL
1970 to 1985
1999 to 2001
natural finish12 strings, 6 stringsUSA25.625 inches scale-length----
GUILD F-30 ARAGON
1952 to 1985
natural finish6 stringsUSA-----
GUILD F-30 HG (NO. 350-5400)
1998 to 2000
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GUILD F-30 HR (NO. 350-5300)
1998 to 2000
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GUILD F-30 R (Limited Edition)
-6 stringsUSA25.5 inches scale-lengthnitrocellulose finish---
GUILD F-30R
1973
natural finish6 strings-24.75 inches scale-length-left-handed configuration, right-handed configurationgloss finish, sunburst finish-
GUILD F-312
1964 to 1974
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GUILD F-40 Reissue
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GUILD F-40 VALENCIA
1952 to 1964
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GUILD F-412
1970 to 1990
2002
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GUILD F-42
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GUILD F-44
1984 to 1988
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GUILD F-47
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GUILD F-48
1973 to 1975
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GUILD F-50 (NAVARRE)
1953 to 1990
2003
natural finish, red finish6 stringsUSA25.5 inches scale-length--sunburst finish, transparent finish-
GUILD F-50 R
1953 to 1990
2003
brown finish, natural finish6 stringsUSA25.625 inches scale-lengthnitrocellulose finish-sunburst finishneck binding, white binding
GUILD F-512
1970 to 1991
2002
natural finish12 strings--nitrocellulose finish--wood binding
GUILD F-64
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GUILD M-20
1958 to 1973
-6 stringsUSA24.75 inches scale-length----
GUILD M-20 (1998 REISSUE)
1998 to 2001
natural finish6 stringsUSA24.75 inches scale-length--satin finish-
GUILD M-30
1952 to 1985
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ModelBody back materialBody shape featuresBody sides materialBody top materialPickguard materialSoundhole rosetteSoundholeBody styleBody depth
GUILD F-112
1968 to 1982
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GUILD F-20 TROUBADOR
1956 to 1987
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GUILD F-212
1963 to 1985
mahogany body backflat-top bodymahogany body sidesspruce body toptortoiseshell pickguardsingle ring rosetteround soundhole--
GUILD F-212XL
1970 to 1985
1999 to 2001
mahogany body back-mahogany body sidesspruce body toptortoiseshell pickguard3-stripe rosette, single ring rosetteround soundholesuper jumbo body style-
GUILD F-30 ARAGON
1952 to 1985
maple body back-maple body sidesspruce body topblack pickguardsingle ring rosetteround soundhole--
GUILD F-30 HG (NO. 350-5400)
1998 to 2000
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GUILD F-30 HR (NO. 350-5300)
1998 to 2000
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GUILD F-30 R (Limited Edition)
rosewood body back-rosewood body sidessitka spruce body top-abalone rosetteround soundholegrand auditorium style-
GUILD F-30R
1973
rosewood body back-rosewood body sidesspruce body topblack pickguard-round soundhole--
GUILD F-312
1964 to 1974
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GUILD F-40 Reissue
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GUILD F-40 VALENCIA
1952 to 1964
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GUILD F-412
1970 to 1990
2002
maple body backflat-top bodymaple body sidesspruce body topblack pickguard3-stripe rosetteround soundhole--
GUILD F-42
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GUILD F-44
1984 to 1988
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GUILD F-47
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GUILD F-48
1973 to 1975
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GUILD F-50 (NAVARRE)
1953 to 1990
2003
figured maple body back-maple body sidesspruce body topblack pickguard3-stripe rosetteround soundhole--
GUILD F-50 R
1953 to 1990
2003
rosewood body back-rosewood body sidessitka spruce body toptortoiseshell pickguardabalone rosetteround soundholejumbo-style body4.8 inches body depth
GUILD F-512
1970 to 1991
2002
rosewood body backflat-top bodyrosewood body sidesspruce body topblack pickguard-round soundholejumbo-style body4.8 inches body depth
GUILD F-64
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GUILD M-20
1958 to 1973
mahogany body back-mahogany body sidesmahogany body toptortoiseshell pickguard-round soundholeconcert size body-
GUILD M-20 (1998 REISSUE)
1998 to 2001
mahogany body back-mahogany body sidesmahogany body toptortoiseshell pickguard-round soundhole--
GUILD M-30
1952 to 1985
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ModelBody fretNeck jointNumber of fretsPeghead (headstock)Neck materialNeck widthTuner layoutNut
GUILD F-112
1968 to 1982
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GUILD F-20 TROUBADOR
1956 to 1987
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GUILD F-212
1963 to 1985
Neck joins body at 14th fretset neck20 fretblack face headstock----
GUILD F-212XL
1970 to 1985
1999 to 2001
Neck joins body at 14th fretset neck20 fretblack face headstockmahogany neck1.81 inches neck width at nutsix-per-side tuners-
GUILD F-30 ARAGON
1952 to 1985
Neck joins body at 14th fretset neck20 fretblack face headstockmahogany neck-three-each-side-
GUILD F-30 HG (NO. 350-5400)
1998 to 2000
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GUILD F-30 HR (NO. 350-5300)
1998 to 2000
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GUILD F-30 R (Limited Edition)
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GUILD F-30R
1973
Neck joins body at 14th fret-20 fret---three-each-side-
GUILD F-312
1964 to 1974
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GUILD F-40 Reissue
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GUILD F-40 VALENCIA
1952 to 1964
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GUILD F-412
1970 to 1990
2002
Neck joins body at 14th fretset neck20 fretbound headstockmahogany neck-six-per-side tuners-
GUILD F-42
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GUILD F-44
1984 to 1988
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GUILD F-47
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GUILD F-48
1973 to 1975
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GUILD F-50 (NAVARRE)
1953 to 1990
2003
Neck joins body at 14th fretset neck20 fretbound headstockmahogany neck1.69 inches wide at nutthree-each-side-
GUILD F-50 R
1953 to 1990
2003
--20 fret--1.69 inches wide at nutthree-each-sidebone nut
GUILD F-512
1970 to 1991
2002
Neck joins body at 14th fretset neck20 fretbound headstockmahogany neck-six-per-side tuners-
GUILD F-64
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GUILD M-20
1958 to 1973
Neck joins body at 14th fret-20 fret--1.625 inches wide at nutthree-each-side-
GUILD M-20 (1998 REISSUE)
1998 to 2001
Neck joins body at 14th fret-20 fret---three-each-side-
GUILD M-30
1952 to 1985
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ModelBridge pinsBridgeTunersHardware color
GUILD F-112
1968 to 1982
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GUILD F-20 TROUBADOR
1956 to 1987
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GUILD F-212
1963 to 1985
white pinsrosewood bridge--
GUILD F-212XL
1970 to 1985
1999 to 2001
white pinsrosewood bridgeGotoh tuners-
GUILD F-30 ARAGON
1952 to 1985
white pinsrosewood bridge--
GUILD F-30 HG (NO. 350-5400)
1998 to 2000
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GUILD F-30 HR (NO. 350-5300)
1998 to 2000
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GUILD F-30 R (Limited Edition)
-ebony bridge-gold hardware
GUILD F-30R
1973
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GUILD F-312
1964 to 1974
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GUILD F-40 Reissue
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GUILD F-40 VALENCIA
1952 to 1964
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GUILD F-412
1970 to 1990
2002
white pinsebony bridge--
GUILD F-42
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GUILD F-44
1984 to 1988
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GUILD F-47
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GUILD F-48
1973 to 1975
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GUILD F-50 (NAVARRE)
1953 to 1990
2003
white with black dot pinsebony bridge--
GUILD F-50 R
1953 to 1990
2003
white pinsebony bridgeGotoh tunersgold-plated hardware
GUILD F-512
1970 to 1991
2002
white with black dot pinsebony bridge--
GUILD F-64
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GUILD M-20
1958 to 1973
-rosewood bridge--
GUILD M-20 (1998 REISSUE)
1998 to 2001
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GUILD M-30
1952 to 1985
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ModelFingerboard inlay materialFingerboard materialFingerboard position markers
GUILD F-112
1968 to 1982
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GUILD F-20 TROUBADOR
1956 to 1987
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GUILD F-212
1963 to 1985
pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
GUILD F-212XL
1970 to 1985
1999 to 2001
pearl fingerboard inlay materialebony fingerboard, rosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
GUILD F-30 ARAGON
1952 to 1985
pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
GUILD F-30 HG (NO. 350-5400)
1998 to 2000
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GUILD F-30 HR (NO. 350-5300)
1998 to 2000
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GUILD F-30 R (Limited Edition)
mother of pearl fingerboard inlay materialebony fingerboardblock fingerboard position markers
GUILD F-30R
1973
-rosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
GUILD F-312
1964 to 1974
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GUILD F-40 Reissue
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GUILD F-40 VALENCIA
1952 to 1964
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GUILD F-412
1970 to 1990
2002
pearl fingerboard inlay materialebony fingerboardblock fingerboard position markers
GUILD F-42
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GUILD F-44
1984 to 1988
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GUILD F-47
-rosewood fingerboardblock fingerboard position markers
GUILD F-48
1973 to 1975
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GUILD F-50 (NAVARRE)
1953 to 1990
2003
-ebony fingerboard-
GUILD F-50 R
1953 to 1990
2003
abalone fingerboard inlay material, mother of pearl fingerboard inlay materialebony fingerboardblock fingerboard position markers
GUILD F-512
1970 to 1991
2002
abalone fingerboard inlay materialebony fingerboardblock fingerboard position markers
GUILD F-64
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GUILD M-20
1958 to 1973
mother of pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
GUILD M-20 (1998 REISSUE)
1998 to 2001
pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
GUILD M-30
1952 to 1985
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ModelPickups brand and modelPickups configuration
GUILD F-112
1968 to 1982
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GUILD F-20 TROUBADOR
1956 to 1987
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GUILD F-212
1963 to 1985
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GUILD F-212XL
1970 to 1985
1999 to 2001
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GUILD F-30 ARAGON
1952 to 1985
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GUILD F-30 HG (NO. 350-5400)
1998 to 2000
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GUILD F-30 HR (NO. 350-5300)
1998 to 2000
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GUILD F-30 R (Limited Edition)
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GUILD F-30R
1973
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GUILD F-312
1964 to 1974
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GUILD F-40 Reissue
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GUILD F-40 VALENCIA
1952 to 1964
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GUILD F-412
1970 to 1990
2002
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GUILD F-42
--
GUILD F-44
1984 to 1988
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GUILD F-47
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GUILD F-48
1973 to 1975
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GUILD F-50 (NAVARRE)
1953 to 1990
2003
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GUILD F-50 R
1953 to 1990
2003
D-Tar multisource pickup(s)piezo transducer and microphone
GUILD F-512
1970 to 1991
2002
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GUILD F-64
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GUILD M-20
1958 to 1973
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GUILD M-20 (1998 REISSUE)
1998 to 2001
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GUILD M-30
1952 to 1985
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