2007 Guild CO-2C Acoustic. Antique Burst, D-TAR Pickup.

The Blue Book Says:

CO-2 (NO. 380-8000)
– F-30 Orchestra-style body, solid red spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, round soundhole with Madagascar rosewood and ivoroid, red, and black accent lines rosette, mutli-layer ivoroid binding, Guild neck block system, one-piece mahogany neck, 14/21-fret ebony fingerboard with dot inlay, three-per-side Gotoh chrome tuners, ebony bridge, available in Antique Burst, Ice Tea Burst, or Natural finish, mfg. summer 2007-08.

CO-2C Cutaway (No. 380-8100)
– similar to the CO-2, except has a single Venetian-style cutaway and D-TAR Wavelength Load and Lock pickup and electronics, available in Antique Burst, Ice Tea Burst, or Natural finish, mfg. summer 2007-08.


I Say:

Made of all solid woods, this guitar is in very good condition.

The guitar has a near unmarked  ebony fingerboard, and the frets are likewise in very good condition.

The top back and sides are all nearly unmarked, just one ding on the lower edge of the front bass bout.  Even this is so small that it’s hard to capture on photograph.  The finish is absolutely gorgeous and just seems to “glow.”

The previous (original) owner says that the guitar was recalled back to Guild to have DTAR Wave-length pick Up fitted so has a “USED” stamp on the back of the headstock these pickups are top of the range and sound very good.  A little internet research states that the USED stamp was put on guitars that may have had factory blemishes – but I can’t see that this one is blemished. Other sites report that when Fender transferred their Guild production to Japan in 2008, they marked all the USA made ones as USED for some reason – conspiracy theorists propose to drive down the Guild Brand name!  Whatever the reason  – this is a USA made Guild and in great condition.

The guitar has a crystalline sound – very delicate and bright, the D-TAR pickup system works well and has volume and tone controls in the sound hole.  The pickup system appears to avoid the typical piezo sound and provides a very good acoustic sound. The best part of this is that the battery compartment is accessed via the rather large D-TAR button, this taker two AA batteries.

This great guitar comes with its unmarked Guild hardcase.