GAD D50E

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Having owned many American dreadnoughts over the years ( mostly Martin, Taylor and Guild), I thought I'd like to try a Chinese-built guitar. After some research, I decided that a Guild would be ideal. $678 netted me a used example in a shell case from eBay. The specification for this price is unbelievable - solid rosewood back and rims, spruce top, a one-piece mahogany neck, wooden binding, Grover Rotomtic tuning keys, built-in amplification and more besides. The built quality is first class, clean joints with no glue ooze anywhere to be seen.
That's all very well you might ask - but what about the sound? I'd say it's right up there with Martin's D-28, and yes, I've owned several of various vintages. The Guild has nicely balanced volume across all strings, with plenty of power right up the fingerboard. I've been a bluegrass flatpicker for many a year, and this Guild doesn't disappoint in any way whatsoever. This guitar punches out the notes on fiddle tunes with clear separation of the notes.
If you're a bluegrass picker, you really should try one of these - it's a proverbial cannon.
 

Westerly Wood

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I played a GAD 50 back in 08...I went back several times to play it, I was quite impressed by the tone. Nice score!
 
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