Guild guitars and I were both born at that time in history. The year was 1953. But that’s not the only reason I’ve a soft spot in my heart for them. My first acoustic guitar was a Guild, as was the first 12-string I ever owned. These were great guitars when purchased in the ’60s and still are to this day.
The Company has been producing the finest quality electric and acoustic guitars since 1953 and they’re going strong. Once dubbed, “The Stradavari Of Guitars, ” Guild has continued to surpass their name for close to sixty years. The list of musicians who choose the Guild brand include Eric Clapton, Richie Havens, Paul Simon and George Benson, among many others.
First headquartered in New york, the brand is now located in New Hartford, Connecticut. There, they continue to supply discriminating musicians all over the world with uncompromisingly crafted guitars that are beautiful, strong and balanced. Innovation continues and evolving quality control just keeps making the brand better and better as the years go by.
You may have heard the saying, “Good things aren’t cheap and cheap things aren’t good.” Well, Guilds aren’t cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for. Pick up any of the zillions of copies made in China and play it. It will come out as obviously second-rate in comparison with this All-American beauty, the Guild.
When Richie Havens took the stage that first day at Woodstock, N. Y., in 1969, at the biggest rock concert ever held, he was playing his Guild. They still make that model – the D-40. Ritchie’s become famous and so has that guitar he was playing.
Guild Guitars work best, and just getting better. Irrespective of where you live, one of these simple fine instruments could be yours and only some clicks away. Try the best. You deserve it.