Dating guild madeira guitars
I see quite a variety of headstocks and I'd love to get them in chronological order.
I'd also be happy to pick someone's brain who perhaps dealt with these models in the 70's and 80's--either via this forum, email or even on the telephone and I'll take notes!
It's in the original hard case with some extras inside. I have read all I can find on the net, but no one mentions anything about that inst. I have looked inside for the usual locations..used a mirror for hidden spots. Thank you Must be a "Made in Japan: guitar, does it have an oval label in the sound-hole?
Can anyone enlighten me...country of origin, approx. They did not have serial numbers, the square labels sometimes had serial numbers, but they were also often made in Korea in the mid-late 1980's. ) I believe they were making 3 models of classical guitars then, C-10, C-60 and C-600.
The most notable Guild performance of that era was on the D-40 that Richie Havens played when he opened the Woodstock Festival in 1969.
During the 1960s, Guild moved aggressively into the electric guitar market, successfully promoting the Starfire line of semi-acoustic (Starfire I, II & III) and semi-solid (Starfire IV, V & VI) guitars and basses.
#I don't think it's a steal, but it might be a good deal if the instrument is as clean as it looks in the photos.
They were first made in Japan with USA parts then were made in Korea with USA parts by Samick.(which also still makes Sigma for Martin, Epiphone for Gibson, and Squire for Fender but not with USA parts anymore).
Thanks, I'd seen that thread and did some searching on the net on the topic. He asked 0 obo, and we've agreed on 0 if I like it. #He is a guitar player who plays mando a bit, but I think his father has played for a long time.
I'm going to be near his location this afternoon, so we're trying to arrange a time for me to see it, and if I think it's good, I'll take it.
NOTHING sold in todays market for under 00 will compare with a 70s-80s Madeira, Epiphone, Yamaha, Hondo, Alvarez, or Suzuki.
My 35 years of guitar experience knows this to be true. I have a Madeira A-12 and I was interested in the value because I'm looking to sell it. COM Thanks, Lenny I have a Madeira C600 classical guitar.
The first Guild workshop was located in Manhattan, New York, where Dronge (who soon took over full ownership) focused on archtop jazz guitars, both electric and acoustic. The advent of the folk music craze in the early '60s had shifted the company into production of an important line of acoustic folk and blues guitars, including a dreadnought series (D-40, D-50 and, later, D-55) that competed successfully with Martin's D-18 and D-28 models, and jumbo and Grand Concert "F" models that were particularly popular with blues guitarists like Dave Van Ronk.