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Guild: F-30R-LS

(Item ID: F-30R-LS)

Guild Guitars F-30R-LS

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Custom Shop Orchestra Model with AAA Sitka Spruce and Rosewood and Pickup

The F-30 debuted in 1954 as the "Aragon", featuring a smaller 15" orchestra size body with a laminated arched maple back, three piece mahogany/maple neck with a 25 1/2" scale, and an unbound rosewood fingerboard. Many iterations of this popular model were introduced over the years until production was discontinued in 1986 during George Gruhn's tenure at Guild. For example, the F-30R, with rosewood back and sides and a 15 1/2" body, first came available in 1973, but production of it was short lived, as it was discontinued in 1978. Fast forward to 1998, three years after Fender purchased the Guild company, and the F-30R was re-introduced as a new member of the Guild stable of guitars.

This 1998 F-30R-LS, from the Westerly, R.I. Guild Custom Shop, came to us via a second owner who no longer had the original spec info for the guitar, and who could not recall all of its salient features. With respect to such, there is little doubt that the rosewood used for the body of this guitar is Indian rosewood. However, concerning the beautifully figured rosewood used for the fingerboard, peghead veneer, and bridge, it is our opinion - based on 40 years experience examining such things - that each was made from either Brazilian or Madagascar rosewood, which is the type of high quality material one would expect to see on a custom shop instrument. Otherwise, this instrument is simple and restrained in its appearance.

Additional attractive features include a AAA Sitka spruce top, a 3-piece mahogany/maple neck, MOP dot fingerboard inlays, a script style peghead logo, ornate tortoise body binding, Kluson style tuning machines, and a passive undersaddle pickup (brand not known for certain). The body on this guitar measures 15 1/4" wide, and the scale is 25 1/2" with a 1 11/16" nut.

This F-30R is in outstanding condition with hardly any wear and only a couple of minor blemishes. It has both a distinctive, clear, firm voice, and a smooth and fluid playability that, together, make it delightfully responsive to any style of playing. With these alluring attributes, one would expect that the F-30 series will remain a part of the Guild line for years to come.

For some interesting information about the Guild company, visit: westerlyguildguitars.com .

This guitar includes an archtop hardshell case. (used)

Our Price: $1795.00

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