Hi, I think this might be a laminate with spruce veneer but it does appear to have some grain-like lines going down the soundhole. I am new to guitars. Hopefully some experienced members here can weigh in. Thanks.
After looking at 'em all several times, actually I agree.I'm going to be the lone dissenter here and say that this looks like a laminated top to me. I'm assuming, if so, this is not a Guild guitar we're looking at. I say that b/c you can see pretty clear grain lines on both the top and bottom of the cross-section that stop right around the end of the round-over and the whole middle appears a completely different grain structure to my eyes. I particular, the 3rd photo seems to show some grain running tangent to the cut in a spot that would make the center laminate perpendicular to the others, grain-wise, which is as expected -- it also doesn't really look like spruce to me.
It is not a proper Guild. It is an A-30M Madeira by Guild (oval label). I initially left that info out because I wanted to hear clean opinions without that influence.I don't see any obvious signs that it is a laminate (at least not super obvious layering). What guitar is it?
As a new member my replies were still moderated. I told the guitar type but that post got put in the middle of the thread just now.Definitely laminate. If you can't see it in 1, 2, and 3, you can definitely see it in 4!! And I'm not sure the middle "sandwich" is even solid wood, but possibly a composite or pressed wood product. That is my opinion, and we all know what that's worth!! :encouragement:
AoxoA, are you having fun yet? Do let us know what type of guitar this is......