The Guild D-50 earned itself a special moniker: the Bluegrass Special. Though this dreadnought guitar debuted in 1963, it ran for a couple of decades and experienced a variety of reissues over the years. The original guitars were made from Brazilian rosewood for its back and sides, as well as a spruce top, but swapped over to Indian rosewood in the late '60s, as many acoustic guitars made in America did during that time.

Product Specs

  • D-50
  • Natural
  • 1970 - 1988
Made In
  • United States
Back Material
  • Rosewood
Body Shape
  • Dreadnought
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Sides Material
  • Rosewood
Top Material
  • Spruce

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Reviews for the Guild D-50 Dreadnought 1970s Acoustic Guitar
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  • 1977 Guild D50 - Great Guitar . . . Great Experience!

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    Really happy with this 1977 Guild D50! Guilds made in Westerly RI play great and kick butt! The neck is fast and fits my style of playing (rock, flamenco, blues, folk). Versatile well balanced git fiddle.

  • 1974 Guild D50

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    Phenomenal. Just a wonderful wonderful guitar. Mike Vit sold it to me and his claims were right on. If you get a chance at an original Guild....take it.

  • Verified Purchase

    My 1971 D50 sounds beautiful, balanced, rich.

  • doppelganger

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    I have been searching for another 1978 Guild D50 for years. I bought my first one, right off the rack at Sam Ash in Paramus NJ after spending the summer of 78 working on the Point Pleasant Boardwalk on the Jersey Shore. My original D50 is an incredible guitar but it is beat up and fragile, and I nee…