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1959 Guild M-30 Mahogany "Ghost Label" Mega-Rare Hoboken Collector Grade M-20

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South Pasadena, CA, United States
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I am reluctantly selling what one Guild expert described to me as "rare as hen's teeth":

1959 Guild M-30 "Ghost Label" Mahogany Acoustic Guitar

This is a gorgeous guitar both aesthetically and acoustically. The M-30 is the slightly larger version of the M-20, which so many associate (perhaps erroneously based on one album cover) with the great British fingerpicker and master of alternate tunings, Nick Drake. Essentially, the M-30 is a mahogany version of the F-30, a guitar made famous by legends such as Paul Simon and Mississippi John Hurt. 

The guitar has low, comfortable action, w/ room left on the saddle for future adjustments if they are ever needed. Little to no fret-wear, no buzzing frets, and has been kept humidified in a case when not in use for all of its five years in my care. It also comes with a gorgeous deluxe Guild-logoed hard-shell case w/ a crushed green velvet interior. This M-30 features beautiful, vibrant dark Mahogany, whose red highlights really come out under sunlight. In addition, it features a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The guitar is all original except for a bone saddle replacement (original plastic one in case) and bone bridge pins.

I purchased the guitar in December 2015 from a collector in Northern California. The only work done on the guitar beyond a standard set-up, was commissioned by the previous owner to pre-emptively re-enforce the center seam on the back of the guitar to make sure no separation (a common issue in vintage acoustics) would occur later in the guitar's life. There was / is no separation. The work was expertly done by Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, CA, and once again, only for pre-emptive measures. The guitar has been stable in every way for the five years I have owned it.

This old Guild is a stunner and super-rare. It's a once-in-a-lifetime find in this condition. I will be sorry to part with it, but times are tough. 

Securely-packed FedEx Ground shipping: $110 

You can TEXT me at 6267202175 if you desire to contact me

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Listed3 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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