Most Guild F-50s from this early haven't fared as well as this example, these are large guitars and so use on stage or in jam sessions led to frequent collisions with hard things like mike stands. This example is not only clean and attractive, with the most highly figured maple back we've seen on a blond F-50, it's also completely original but for two welcome exceptions: it was refretted no long ago at Gryphon, and it has an L R Baggs Anthem SL pickup system. (This pickup offers a small volume dial just inside the lip of the soundhole on the bass side, see photo #8.)
This has been played, and was refretted because the original frets were heavily worn. You can see some wear to the top around the soundhole's edge, below the high E string, and there are some nicks and dents to the finish on the face. The rest of the finish shows very little wear at all, but the fingerboard binding has cracked in 3 places, two on the bass side and one barely noticeable crack on the treble side near the 12th fret (this is from celluloid shrinkage, not damage). Original gold Schallers, original pickguard and bridge, and nice original hardshell case. Big jumbo Guild tone with lots of volume, and thanks to the recent refret it's very playable with easy string action.
stock no. 57731
|Back and sides||Maple|
|Frets to body||14|
|Nut width||1 11/16"|
|Bridge spacing||2 1/4"|
|Electronics||L.R. Baggs Anthen SL|