1980 Guild USA D46 Acoustic, Solid Ash Back and Sides, Spruce Top.

The Blue Book Says:

Guild D-46
– dreadnought body, solid spruce top, ash back and sides, round soundhole, multi-ply top binding, ash neck, 14/20-fret ebony fingerboard with dot inlays, Chesterfield headstock inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, ebony bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural or Sunburst finish, mfg. 1980-85.

I say:

Oh my goodness….

I cleaned this and restrung it with a set of Elixir 12’s – and boy – this baby bites back! – Quite the most aggressive acoustic I’ve had in a while.  No “soft delicate” here just an incredible bright hard edged percussive sound with incredible sustain especially on the low notes.

I can’t credit that this guitar is from 1980 – so,  36 years old (at the time of writing).  The bodywork has almost no marks at all – just a little lacquer sinking , and a couple of minor abrasions on the upper side bout.  This is a total closet queen.  Beautiful, bright, punchy and incredibly attractive to boot!

The original Guild case is in equally good condition – only a couple of very minor scrapes.