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Guild Guitars GAD-F20E Fishman Matrix Mahogany Concert Guitar - Natural


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  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Bracing: Guild Scalloped Spruce
  • Sides and Back: Solid Mahogany
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • 20 Frets guitar
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Product Description

The GAD-F20E concert model is the smallest Guild, producing a wonderful tone that is perfect for anything from vocal accompaniment to casual strumming. The shorter 24-3/4" scale length lends itself to players with smaller hands, and the flamed maple binding adds a touch of class.

Sides - Solid Mahogany Scale Length - 24.75 (62.9 cm) Neck - 1-Piece Mahogany Fretboard - Rosewood Fingerboard Radius - 16 (40.64 cm) No. of Frets - 20 Position Inlays - Mother-of-Pearl Dot Position Inlays Nut - Bone Nut Width - 1.6875 (43 mm) Bridge - Rosewood Saddle - Bone Saddle Bridge Pins - Cream Colored Bridge Pins with Black Dots Body Finish - Gloss Polyester Body Finish Neck Finish - Gloss Neck Finish Hardware - Chrome Machine Heads - Grover Vintage Style Open-Back Tuners Strings - D'Addario EXP 16 Coated Phosphor Bronze (.012-.053 Gauges) Case - Deluxe GAD Hardshell Case Pickups - Available with Fishman Acoustic Matrix VT System with Under Saddle Pickup and End Pin Mounted Active Preamp Unique Features - 13-3/4 Lower Body Width, Flame Maple Binding, Dovetail Neck Joint, Scalloped Spruce Braced Top, Mother-of-Pearl Headstock Logo, Mother-of-Pearl Dot Position Inlays, Cream Colored Bridge Pins with Black Dots, Bone Nut and Saddle, Tortoise Shell Pickguard, Factory Installed Forward Strap Button with Internally Braced Support

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 35.4 pounds
  • ASIN: B003N9V428
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #302,272 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patti Cake on November 10, 2010
I'd been looking for an all-solid smaller body guitar. So many sound boxy or cardboardy when they're an 00 or 0 size that I had been searching for some time. Then I ran across the Guild GAD-F20 at a local store that I had gone to to check out the F20's sibling, the M20, which is the same size but all mahogany. I played 'em both, and actually liked 'em both, but the F20 was the one that stuck in my mind. It has a bright but not overbright tone, was louder than a lot of small guitars, with a clean, articulate sound that I associate with Sitka and Mahogany. I went home to decide, and the sound of the F20 was the one that I couldn't stop thinking about, so I went back and got it, and it's been my favorite guitar ever since, even though I own several including a Taylor GC8. Which is a very nice guitar, btw, but I love the feel and sound of my Guild.

BTW, the F20 looks much nicer in person than the pics I've seen of it online. The wood is beautiful, the finish is perfect, and the maple binding glows - I've actually gotten complements on the binding several times. And the hard case is strong, light and fits the guitar tightly so it doesn't move when cased. Even though the nut is 1 11/16", and I usually prefer something a bit wider, it was still comfortable to play.

The Guild GAD-F20 isn't a guitar for those looking for something as loud as a dread. That being said, this is a well-made all-solid smaller guitar with a beautiful finish, nice appointments, and a typical crisp mahogany sound that offers more volume than many near its size. And of course, the F20 is an excellent value, too. The bottom line - if this sounds like what you're looking for, this guitar really delivers.
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