In this Guild Guitar Review we are going to take you back to the golden era of Guild Guitars. With a new series of all solid acoustic guitars.
The artist line up to play these guitars is very impressive. With guitarist such as: Barry Gibb, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Jeff Buckley, Jerry Garcia, Slash, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the list goes on.
There must be a reason why so many guitarist have played Guild Guitars.Lets find out why!
Noah Gunderson and sister Abby Perform “Dying Now“
Product: Guild Westerly Collection M-120 Acoustic Guitar
Price: $820.00 (retail)
Cheapest Place to Buy: zZounds.com
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Starz
Westerly Collection M-120 Acoustic – Overview Kinda!
Yes you heard me right kinda! I thought we’d do this review just a little different than the usual Hum-Drum way. By getting to the meat of this acoustic guitar instead of a lot of spec’s.
The Guild Guitar Company has been around for a long time, since 1952 to be exact. And have always built quality acoustic guitars.
Back then Guild made guitars different as so many other builders did. So with the launch of their new acoustic guitar series, The Westerly Collection now offers a solid acoustic guitar.
I’ve heard it said many times that there are 2 types of guitars to collect.(and they’re both different) One is a collectors guitar, One is a players guitar.
Guild keeps its artist in mind when they build guitars, and this is definitely one that players will collect and play.
Some Spec’s – Just a Little Ok!
The new series of acoustic guitars in the Westerly Collection, come with a 1 3/4″ nut width on a vintage shaped Guild neck.
They have the Chesterfield headstock of the 60’s Guilds. Also the pick-guard is of tortoiseshell which of the same time period.
This guitar review we are looking at the Westerly M-120, which is a Concert series acoustic.This has a solid mahogany top, back and sides.
Guilds other body styles are: M-(Concert), OM- (Orchestra), D-(Dreadnought) and F (jumbo 6 and 12 string).
If your in need of more spec’s you can go see the rest at Guild Guitars Westerly Collection.
Guild Westerly Collection M-120 Demo
Sound and Tone – From Guild Guitars
The three videos on this post were put together in an effort to give you an idea of the sound and tonal quality of Guild acoustic guitars.
After reading the press release from Guild at American Songwriter, I set out to check the guitar out and see how it sounded.
So the first and last videos give you an idea of what Guild acoustic sound is. This one here in particular lets you hear more of the tonal quality and playability of the Guild Westerly M-120 acoustic guitar.
It’s Conclusive, Guild Acoustic Guitars Still Rock!
I’m a firm believer in the quality of these guitars and I know of many others that just Love their Guild Acoustic Guitars.
The one drawback I see with this guitar is the upfront cost to purchase it.
But you will be getting what you pay for. This is not a throw away like the $100 guitars tend to be.
Rather it’s far more likly this guitar will be with you for many years to come, and just might be passed down to your children.
My Final Thoughts
If this sounds appealing to you, I highly recommend you pick up your own Guild Westerly M-120 Series Acoustic Guitar. Most of the guitar stores should have these models in by now. So I would recommend as well that you go play one or two first. And if you’re a big online shopper like myself, zZounds has the best deals on this acoustic guitar. I hope you enjoyed this Guild Guitar Review.
If you have any questions or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below.
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