Guild M-20 Vintage Burst (USA)

Guild M-20 Vintage Burst (USA)

Guild’s iconic M-20 was the first guitar off the production line in 1967, when the company had grown so much that they relocated to a new factory in Westerly, RI. Nearly 50 years later, history has repeated itself in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in California. The M-20 is a concert size acoustic guitar built with solid mahogany top, back, and sides, informally nicknamed “the Nick Drake guitar” for its inclusion on the album art for Drake’s album, Bryter Layter. It features a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, bone nut and saddle, and an extremely light satin finish that allows this guitar to truly sing. The M-20’s modest appointments include a vintage style rosette and Guild’s peak logo inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the headstock. Each M-20 comes with a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a hardshell case.

Guild M-20 Vintage Burst (USA)

GUILD USA: In July 2014, Guild began constructing a new state-of-the-art factory in Southern California where the first order of business was to search the globe for original molds, equipment and rare Guild guitars. Machinery was shipped from the previous factory in New Hartford, CT and retro-fitted into the new production line. Ren Ferguson, legendary luthier, was named VP of Manufacturing and R&D. Ren’s history with Guild (notably his Guild Orpheum Series) combined with many years of excellent guitar building made him the perfect visionary to set up and design Guild’s new factory.

Guild is excited to ring in a new era of USA production. Interpreting classic Guild designs through an innovative approach and modern technology, these guitars feel and sound better than ever and are Made to be Played.

SPECIFICATION

Body
Shape: M – Concert
Body Top: Solid African Mahogany
Top Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X
Rosette: ABS Ring
Body Sides: Solid African Mahogany
Body Back: Solid African Mahogany

Neck
Neck Material: Mahogany
Scale Length: 24 3/4” (629 mm)
Neck Shape: C Shape
Nut Width: 1 3/4” (44.5 mm)
Neck Thickness: 1st Fret (21 mm)
Neck Thickness: 9th Fret (22.5mm)
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12″ (305mm)
Fingerboard Inlays: Pearloid Dots
Frets: 20
Fret Type: Jescar 43080
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench: 4 mm Allen Key

Finish
Colour: Vintage Sunburst (VSB)
Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Hardware
Bridge Material: Indian Rosewood
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/4″ (57mm)
Bridge Pins: Ivory Coloured Plastic
Saddle Material: Compensated Bone
Nut Material: Bone
Tuners: Guild Deluxe Vintage Open Gear with Cream Oval Buttons
Strap Button: Ivory Coloured Plastic
Pickguard: Tortoiseshell

Other
Strings: D’Addario EXP16 – Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 – .053)
Case/Gig Bag: Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case

Guild M-20 Vintage Burst (USA)