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First introduced in 1968 as a special-order top-of-the-line model, the D-55 was so well-received that Guild added it into the regular production line by 1974. Famously played by Tommy Smothers on the Smothers Brothers Show in the late 1960s, the D-55 grew in both popularity and longevity over the decades. The most anticipated return of a Guild acoustic to date, the 2017 Guild D-55 is back and better than ever. The D-55 remains true to all the premium appointments of its 1968 predecessor, including a AAA Sitka spruce top, solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, and nitrocellulose finish. Internal refinements include scalloped Adirondack bracing as well as an improved dovetail neck-joint, hand fit to make this generation of D-55 the lightest, loudest, and best-sounding yet. The D-55 showcases Guild’s most recognizable headstock which is fully bound and features the Guild “Peak and Shield” inlay combination over a figured ebony overlay. The matching ebony fingerboard is also fully bound and inlayed with Guild’s iconic abalone/pearl “V-Blocks” and multi-line “railroad track” purfling on the bass and treble sides. The D-55’s fingerboard is set on an all-mahogany neck with beautiful walnut center seam running the length of the heel to headstock. The D-55’s nitro finish is available in natural or Antique Burst and is hand sprayed for minimum thickness and maximum resonance that will only get better with age. An LR Baggs pickup system is available as an option, and each guitar includes a hand-signed certificate of authenticity and ships with Guild’s Premium humidified hardshell case.

Solid Sitka Spruce Top

Solid Indian Rosewood Back & Sides

Scalloped X-Bracing

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Mahogany Neck w/ Walnut Center Strip

"C" Neck Profile

Multi-Bound Ebony Fingerboard

Mother-Of_Pearl/Abalone V-Block Inlays

Abalone/ABS Rosette

Bone Nut & Compensated Bone Saddle

Tortoiseshell Pickguard

Gold Gotoh Open-Gear Tuning Machines

LR Baggs Anthem Electronics

25 5/8" Scale

12" Radius

1 11/16" Nut Width

This guitar is Brand New from Guild and has been inspected & Set-up by our expert techs. This package includes a humidified hard case and Guild Certificate of Authenticity. This guitar was on display at the Guild booth at the 2024 NAMM Convention in Anaheim. It is being offered at a "B-Stock" price to move it out of inventory. There are two areas on the reverse of the guitar that appear to be a disturbance in the clear coat. There is a light ding on the edge of the guitar on the front in the heel area. There is a small scratch on the headstock edge. There is playwear on the pickguard. There are very light finish scratched from polishing which are difficult to see unless held to the light. Thanks for following our shop. -KH Guitars

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionB-Stock (Used)
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  • USA D-55E Dreadnought
  • Antique Burst
  • 2017 - Present
Made In
  • United States
Fretboard Radius
  • 12"
String Type
  • Steel
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Offset Body
  • Non-Offset Body
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Body Shape
  • Dreadnought
Back Material
  • Rosewood
Sides Material
  • Rosewood
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Top Material
  • Spruce
Nut Width
  • 1.6875"
  • Undersaddle Piezo Pickup
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Scale Length
  • 25.5"

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Keith Holland Guitars

Los Gatos, CA, United States
Joined Reverb:2017

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