It’s a 1981 Guild D-25M Dreadnought with a masterfully installed piezo pickup. Cherry-mahogany finish that has darkened beautifully over the past 23 years. It’s a solid top with an arched back, and I would rate it at just below mint condition.
I was shopping around toying with the idea of a new Larrivee when the guy at the store recommended I try this older guitar that had been sitting in the back a while. When he opened the case, I knew it was meant to be mine. It’s that 70’s singer-songwriter tone - REALLY rich, fairly bassy but really well rounded, and man does it project!
I was looking for a new bluegrass guitar (read: bright, cutting tone for flatpicking), and wound up with the exact opposite, but I couldn’t be happier.
Oh yeah - it was pretty much free, too, with a store credit one of my clients hooked me up with (and selling one of my lesser guitars - a Takamine that wasn’t seeing much action at all). Net cost to me: $37. I’m estimating true bluebook value on the thing at somewhere between $500 and $750.
I might go play out with it tonight.
::dances the Dance of Joy ::
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