Black bling acoustics

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As I recently turned [TOO OLD], I'm looking for a milestone acoustic. My last milestone was a nice Fred Stuart grady martin Bigsby replica so it's time for somethin' equally fancy.

What I really want is a black acoustic with some bling for stage like the old country guys had. Perhaps a crazy pickguard. Old or new Like a D-55 Noir (yeah I see there was only 2) or an F-55 in black (although the GSR red ones look pretty tempting). Gibson doesn't make a SJ-200 in black as far as I know. The Cash D-28 could be a possibility. I could get a local luthier friend to make something comparable-- he makes D-28 clones - but I'm not sure I want that route yet. The last time it took over a year to get and frankly isn't worth what I laid out for it and it actually had some issues.

How many fancy black acoustics has Guild done over the years?
 
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What about that Gibson J-185 in black with star inlays that the Everly's, Cat Stevens, and Neil Diamond played?
 

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And I see this got listed a couple days ago:



Not sure I'd like a signature guitar. Best to make my own legend (even if in my mind)... and a guild would be better :)
 

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Black is just so cool for an acoustic I think and they make a great stage guitar IMHO.

I have a sweet Black D 30 and then there's this one which is pretty unique. It's a D 25DSCN1945.JPG from Westerly in the Factory Finish of Black Sparkle. When the light hits it just right it grabs your attention. I've played it in Church a few times.. here's a couple pics but not sure how great the sparkle turned out.
 

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Guild Valencia!
Great! Never seen pictures of a black Valencia before! But yes, the Nashville custom shop made black models, as also this picture from them shows: Black F-50s ? EDIT: Sure I had seen pictures of a black Valencia... In the catalog!

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They sure look so great. Definitely fuel for the GAS fire!
 

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That 2011 New Hartford made F-412 looked great in black as well.
The label didn't even say anything about the color:

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But it sounded the OP is more looking for a black 6 string.

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Black is just so cool for an acoustic I think and they make a great stage guitar IMHO.

I have a sweet Black D 30 and then there's this one which is pretty unique. It's a D 25View attachment 12787 from Westerly in the Factory Finish of Black Sparkle. When the light hits it just right it grabs your attention. I've played it in Church a few times.. here's a couple pics but not sure how great the sparkle turned out.


Hey Richard ???

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The weather was my thinking time.

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Thread is making me nutty. If any of you guys come across one- yes a 6 string- let me know!
 
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