Shop-built 00-size, 14-fret in mahogany/mahogany, 1 3/4” nut, 2 3/8” string spacing, GUILD F-20 inspired body configuration, great flat picker/strummer


The early GUILD F-20 small bodies are truly wonderful guitars. Its 14-fret, tight-waisted characteristic is what inspired this configuration made from materials repurposed here in the shop. The ebony board and bridge, fretboard binding along with the “Warranteed Superior” headstock medalion offer an extra dash of panache while the straight grain mahogany top and the figured mahogany back combine to deliver a strong flat-picked voice.

SPECS: 00-size body, 14-fret neck with paddle headstock, ladder-braced solid mahogany top in natural finish, birch sides and solid mahogany back in tobacco brown lacquer finish, fretboard, top and sound hole binding, original poplar neck with old headstock medalion, steel neck reinforcement, Golden Age tuning machines, “D” neck profile, new radius’d ebony fretboard with new frets, MOP markers, new ebony bridge, bone nut and saddle, Nut width: 1 3/4”, String Spacing: 2 3/8“, Scale length: 25.46”, Upper bout: 10 1/8“, Lower Bout: 14 1/4”, Body length: 19”, Widest body depth: 3 7/8”, Overall length: 39 5/8”, Neck thickness at 1st fret: 7/8”, Neck thickness at 5th fret: 7/8”, Action: 1/8”, string gauge setup: D’addario EJ26 custom light gauge in standard tuning.

CONDITION: Solid rebuilt condition. Crack free. Bracing was updated to accommodate modern string tension. Other work included neckset, new radius freboard/frets, new bridge and bridge plate, new tuners, setup.

SOUND: Full and resonant with body size and scale length being a good match. Fun guitar for flat picking and/or strumming. Compensated floating bridge offers great intonation. Action can be adjusted to suit your playing style.

PRICE: $599


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