This guitar features M/Concert size, solid African mahogany body with California Burst finish, scalloped X top bracing, decorative soundhole rosette, Indian rosewood bridge with compensated bone saddle, mahogany C shape neck, Indian rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays starting at the third fret, 1 3/4" nut width, bone nut, vintage Grover style open back tuning machines with cream plastic buttons, pearloid Guild headstock logo, single ply black plastic truss rod cover, nickel plated metal hardware, gloss top finish, satin finish on the neck, back and sides, LR Baggs Element electronics with internal volume and tone control and endpin jack, and Guild Deluxe humidified black hard shell case.
This new California made Guild M-25E plays and sounds fantastic. It has a very comfortable body size to sit with and play. The neck profile is also very comfortable and the 1 3/4" nut width is perfect for fingerstyle and strumming. This M-25E has complex and articulate mahogany tones with very nice overtones. The M-20 model has a rich history with the Guild guitar company and has long been a fantastic option for beginning and advanced guitar players alike and the M-25E model takes it several steps further with both vintage style and modern features like the factory-installed LR Baggs pickup system. Although we're big fans of Guild guitars made in the 50s and 60s, the neck profile and larger nut width definitely make this guitar a lot more player friendly than the older models. The solid African mahogany is extremely high quality and has very attractive grain and a thin satin finish. The guitar catches and reflects light beautifully, especially with the California Burst gloss top finish. A fantastic offering from Guild USA.
From Guild: The original M-20 was the first guitar off the production line in 1967 when manufacturing was based in Hoboken, New Jersey. Today, the M series are an iconic piece of the Guild name—manufactured in Oxnard, California in a state-of-the-art facility. The M-25E expands on the M-20, featuring added appointments and a gloss finished top and headstock. This concert size acoustic guitar is built with a solid mahogany top, back, and sides. It features a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, and bone nut and saddle. The M-25E’s updated appointments include a fully bound body, a vintage style rosette, Guild’s peak logo inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the headstock, gloss nitrocellulose top and headstock with satin body and neck, and an exquisite California Burst finish. Each M-25E comes with a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a hardshell case. Available in California Burst with LR Baggs Element VTC pickup.