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    Been a while since been on the forum

    I have been away for quite sometime. I sold my guitars over couple yrs. ago due to health reasons and on the road of return. But when I sold I kept in contact with the new guild folks in California and was going to buy another D-55 when they were up and running. The vice president of Cordoba said right after they were moving New Hartford stuff to calif he hoped to be up and running about 1.5 yrs. from then. That was 2014.may! Well its dec 2017 and they are slowly getting shipments on most guitars but I am waiting for a D-55. Its still very slow. I have one on order from sweetwater and they hope to receive theirs in Jan. I am not very optimistic on that. But can't wait however concern is what kind of quality and workmanship will they have. I hope they are high quality and reliable. They said recently the D-55 they are trying to mimic the D-55 in the westerly models. I assume westerly was a decent build ! What say you guys or what do you know ???

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    Welcome back! I hope all is well on the health front.
    I'll wait for others to answer your question re the quality of the Cordoba builds vs Westerly.

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    Two people who played in a benefit concert I was part of in early November each had Corona made D-55s, so they are getting there. I didn't have a chance to play either, but they looked very nice, came with great cases, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbob2 View Post
    .....I have one on order from sweetwater and they hope to receive theirs in Jan. I am not very optimistic on that. But can't wait however concern is what kind of quality and workmanship will they have....
    It's frustrating but probably a good sign that they're not pumping huge quantities of product out the door to the detriment of the quality of said product....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Little View Post
    Two people who played in a benefit concert I was part of in early November each had Corona made D-55s, so they are getting there. I didn't have a chance to play either, but they looked very nice, came with great cases, too.
    Brad
    Typo? Cordoba made D-55's, not Corona.
    Quote Originally Posted by mgod View Post
    What he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    Typo? Cordoba made D-55's, not Corona.
    Well, the FMIC factory in Corona/CA made D-55s...after Westerly closed.

    But in the context of that message, yes, there is probably a typo and he was talking about the new 2017 Guild D-55 from the Oxnard/CA factory.

    And here's the latest review of a new one as of this month:



    Ralf
    Last edited by SFIV1967; 12-09-2017 at 04:15 PM.

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    Hey KBob2, If you are worried about the quality of Cordoba builds I would do plenty of research before laying down the cash on a new one. They have gotten of to a slow start and there have been some QC and construction issues with some of their guitars across all of their production lines including the American Built Acoustics and Overseas built Acoustics and Electrics. That being said the demo video Ralf posted does sound decent.

    Personally I am Really Hoping they get things Ironed out as I want to see Guild succeed in their new home. Also they just recently in the past few months started spraying the Gloss Nitro finishes again and I know in the beginning there were a few guitars that slipped out with finish issues that have been documented here on the forum. They are taking Baby Steps which is a good thing but I personally feel it will take a bit for them to get on the quality craftsmanship and build level that was achieved previously at New Hartford. Time is the only thing that improves Craftsmanship. I have yet to purchase a Guild from Oxnard but it is not for the lack of trying them out. I just haven't had my hair blown back yet by one so to say. Not to imply that there aren't Oxnard made Guilds out there that will blow my hair back but I haven't found one yet, Still looking though.

    If a D55 is your thing and you don't feel like waiting for a new one there is an Awesome Burst Finish New Hartford made D55 in like new condition for sale currently in the FS/FT section by member Msbedard. I know it sounds Awesome and is in almost New condition because it used to be mine, LOL! If I had the cash right now it would be again! Here is the link if you are interested.

    http://letstalkguild.com/ltg/showthr...burst-for-sale

    Best of luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    But in the context of that message
    That was the only reason why I commented :-) Maybe I should have just moderated the post so it said what was meant... but what would be the fun in that?
    Quote Originally Posted by mgod View Post
    What he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    Well, the FMIC factory in Corona/CA made D-55s...after Westerly closed.

    But in the context of that message, yes, there is probably a typo and he was talking about the new 2017 Guild D-55 from the Oxnard/CA factory.

    And here's the latest review of a new one as of this month:



    Ralf
    Sounds boomy not the balanced guild sound I’d expect . Boomy guitars are hard to record cutting Eq doesn’t help the thoom sound :(

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