Guild D-55 - Natural

6-string D-55 Acoustic Guitar - Natural
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Own An Acoustic Masterpiece!

We're pleased to offer you this beautiful D-55 traditional-style dreadnought acoustic guitar. The D-55 reflects nearly half a century of Guild's master craftsmanship, featuring the kind of tonewoods that give you an unrivaled level of expression and melodic character. This D-55's eye-catching solid AAA spruce top reflects a warm and woody brilliance that speaks volumes about its tonal character. A breathtaking bookmatched Indian rosewood back and matching sides add extra aesthetic finesse as well as mellow overtones, while a 12" radius neck and ebony fretboard make the D-55 a pleasure to play.

Guild has been building dreadnought acoustic guitars since the early '60s, and their fine products have ever since been revered for their amazingly balanced tones. The little details, such as the scalloped red spruce bracing and mother-of-pearl and abalone block position fret inlays add the kind of finishing touches that make the D-55 stand out as the work of art that it is. And its pure nitrocellulose lacquer finish is guaranteed to age gloriously with your D-55, maturing into continuously richer tonal qualities throughout the years.

Guild D-55 Traditional Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Features at a Glance:
  • Model Name: D-55
  • Model Number: 385-0500-(Color #)
  • Category: Traditional Dreadnought Guitars
  • Body Style: Dreadnought
  • Top: Solid AAA Spruce
  • Bracing: Guild Scalloped Red Spruce
  • Back: Solid Bookmatched Rosewood
  • Sides: Solid Rosewood Sides
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Neck: 3-piece Mahogany/Walnut/Mahogany with dovetail joint with slim heel and ebony headcap
  • Fretboard: Bound Ebony, 12" Radius with mother-of-pearl and abalone position inlays
  • Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (43 mm)
  • No. of Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 25-5/8"
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Machine Heads: Gotoh 700 Series Gold-Plated Open-Back Tuners
  • Pickups: Optional
  • Controls: N/A
  • Pickup Switching: N/A
  • Finish: High Gloss (Nitrocellulose Lacquer)
  • Lightweight Laminated Birch Tail-block
  • 30" Radius Top
  • Abalone Rosette
  • Tortoise Shell Pickguard
  • Dual Action Truss Rod
  • C4520 Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • D'Addario EXP 17 Coated Phosphor Bronze strings, Gauges .013 to .056
Buy a Guild D-55 and experience the beauty of a master craftsmanship!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Top Wood AAA Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Rosewood
Body Bracing Scalloped Red Spruce
Binding Binding on body, neck, and headstock
Neck Wood 3-piece mahogany/walnut/mahogany, set
Radius 12"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-pearl and Abalone inlays
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.625"
Tuning Machines Gotoh 700-series open-back tuners
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.69"
Strings Guild M-450C Standard Tension Coated Phosphor Bronze, (.013-.056 Gauges)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 385-0550-821

Customer Reviews

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The sound of the first strum will tell you , you made the right decision. Playing over 40years 1on very guitar out there , this guitar is top shelf. Workmanship and finsh great.

The Guitar I Never Dreamed About Until It Was Time to Get Real

After waiting out the destructive years with the kids at home, when having a really quality guitar was a crazy idea, I walked into the Acoustic Centre in Melbourne with cash in my pocket ready to buy the Martin or Taylor of my dreams. I played those for a while and I was a bit underwhelmed. And then one of the guys said- "Try this". The Guild D-55 was just like another gear. Playable and Versatile. Good for picking, strumming, blues, bluegrass. Huge booming natural sound. Every string, every note honestly sounds like a chord. Love it.

Excellent Instrument!!

This is a superb guitar and the build quality is perfect. The setup right out of the box combined with a great fast neck profile makes this the easiest playing acoustic guitar I have owned. The tone is above and beyond what I expected, it has a BIG deep tone with excellent balance, amazing amount of sustain and volume and is very sensitive to the lightest touch. This guitar is great for strumming but also equally great at finger picking. This will be a lifetime guitar for me!!

Extraordinary Guitar

I could say so many things about this guitar but that would make this a very long review. So, I'll try to keep it as short as I can. I was looking for my dream acoustic guitar. I tried several Martin's, Collings, Taylor's, Huss & Dalton's, Bourgeois, Larrivee's, Santa Cruz, Gibson's, and others... all top of the line makers and guitars. Many sounded incredible, but then... I picked up the Guild D-55. I literally couldn't believe how well-balanced, articulate, clear, sweet, powerful... and so many more positive adjectives I can come up with to describe the sound of this instrument. The build quality and look of this guitar are also second-to-none. Let me finish up by summing the D-55 in one sentence: Playing, seeing, and hearing this guitar goes way beyond simply listening to it, it's more of a transcendental experience. Yes, I realize that this description sounds over-the-top, but these are my honest feelings - and that's how good this guitar is. And no, Guild did not pay me to say any of this : )
Music background: Musician, Hobbyist

Great Guitar!!!!!!!

I owned other acoustics, top name ones, no need to mention the brands, all were very nice. this guitar is by far the best. there is not one flaw, plays fantastic, sound is over the top, even ,rich, balanced sound. the craftsmanship is just great, detail at its finest. just a beautiful instrument to look at. I sold my other acoustics, this one stays. I think there will be a lot more Guilds seen at performances, with this kind of quality. this guitar is well worth the money, DONT hesitate. combine with the great service from Sweetwater sales engineer Daniell Cummings, you just cant go wrong!!!!
Music background: Musician
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