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SKU GUILD-M20-VSB

Guild M-20 Concert Acoustic Guitar with Hard Case - Vintage Sunburst

$1,699.00

Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to present this Guild USA M-20 Mahogany Concert! After a hiatus from making guitars in the USA, Guild has made a return to domestic builds by introducing a couple of iconic and classic acoustics. This M-20 is a fine example of the sort of superb craftsmanship you can expect out of USA Guilds. It's very comfortable to play and has a loud and balanced sound. The all-mahogany construction makes this an ideal acoustic for recording as the bass, mid-range, and treble responses are all even and no frequencies jump out any more than any other ones. The mid-range presence is also really nice when playing with other instruments as it keeps the sound of the guitar clean and distinct even in a band with, say, a couple of other guitarists, a drummer, bass player, pianist, etc. At this price point, this has to be one of the better USA-built acoustics hitting the market this year.

Item Details

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 the 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.

Specifications

Body

  • Body Shape: M - Concert
  • Body Top: Solid African Mahogany
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X
  • Soundhole Diameter: 3 11/16" (93mm)
  • Rosette: ABS Ring
  • Top Purfling Inlay: N / A
  • Body Sides: Solid African Mahogany
  • Body Back: Solid African Mahogany
  • Body Binding: N / A

Neck

  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24 3/4" (628mm)
  • Neck Shape: C Shape
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4" (44.5mm)
  • Neck Thickness: 1st Fret 21mm
  • Neck Thickness: 9th Fret 22.5mm
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm Allen Key
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Pearloid Dots
  • Frets Total: 20
  • Fret Type: Jescar 43080

Finish

  • Color Vintage: Sunburst (VSB)
  • Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Hardware

  • Bridge Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/4" (57mm)
  • Bridge: Pins Ivory Colored Plastic
  • Saddle Material: Compensated Bone
  • Hardware Finish / Plating: Nickel Plated
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Guild Deluxe Vintage Open Gear with Cream Oval Buttons
  • Endpin: Ivory Colored Plastic
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell

Electronics

  • Electronics: N / A

Miscellaneous

  • Strings: D'Addario EXP16 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
  • Included Case: Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
  • Upper Bout Width: 10 1/8" (257mm)
  • Lower Bout Width: 13 3/4" (350mm)
  • Body Depth Upper Bout: 3 1/4" (83mm)
  • Body Depth Lower Bout: 4 1/8" (105mm)
  • Body Length: 18" (457mm)
  • Overall Length: 38 3/4" (984mm)
  • Item #: 385-1200-837
  • Instrument Weight: 3.5 lbs
  • Serial #: C218213

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Guild. This USA M-20 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.