Madeira Guitar by Guild

Posted by Pat on Thu, 04/05/01 - 20:55:19.

I have a Madeira Guitar by Guild that I have had since about 1979. I cannot seem to find any information on this guitar. Can anyone give me any information on this? The serial tag on the inside says A-2.

Thanks.

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Madeira A-32SB

I just purchased one of the A-32SB models yesterday. It is a very solid guitar. The strings need to be replaced but it is in great shape! I, like others, have not had much luck finding anything on the internet about these guitars. This one appears to be made in Japan based upon the oval decal inside. (i read somewhere that the Korean decals were rectangular). If anyone finds out anything new about this particular model I would appreciate the info. I have seen conflicting information about manufacture date ranges.
Madeira A-32SB
Dreadnought
Sunburst

I cannot locate any models

I cannot locate any models or serial # similar to my Guild.
Serial 75120903
Model A-30m
Probably 40 years old. Pristine condition.
Thanks in advance!

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I have a Madiera Korean made guitar model no. C10NT with a 6 digit serial number. I just want to know it's price value, by the way it's not on sale.

Guild Maderia guitar

I have Guild Maderia A-1serial number 1176 I found in a scrap metal pile about 10 years ago. I was just wandering the age and value of the guitar. All the records I have found say it was built in 1953.i just wanted to know if the information I found was correct and if anyone could give me a round about value. the outside of it is in good shape. however the X bracing on one side I believe the glue has come loose because it is just hanging there. So, so I have a pile of fire wood or an earlyish guild guitar?

What is a Madeira...

Guild developed the Madeira line in the early 1970's to build affordable "folk" guitars, but they also built Classical, Acoustic and Electric guitars and basses, even Mandolins and Banjos. Manufacturing was started in Japan when the Japanese factories were starting to come into their own and started building pretty good guitars at a reasonable price, thanks to cheap labor.

Guild didn't start until 1952, and didn't add the Madeira name until about 1972 or 3. My Dreadnought is a great guitar with a big sound, you do not have firewood (please send it to me before torching). Depending on the condition, most A-1s are going for between $99 and $250 depending on condition and if it has an original case. Sounds like you would need to get professional help re-gluing the brace (don't just drip Elmer's glue in there). As long as the neck is not warped, you have a nice guitar there.

Hi! I`ve got a Madeira EG-41

Hi! I`ve got a Madeira EG-41 BLK. It is an electric guitar. Just wanted to know how old is it and how much would be the price if it works completly good.
Waiting your help. Thanks. Victor.

Madeira Guitar A-30R by Guild

My A-30R i bought in U.K 35 years ago and it still looks and sounds the same as when i bought it, which surprises me with the amount of traveling its done. It came with me through my working life in the oil industry and is still with me in my new home in the Philippines. I use it only for my personnel pleasure and i don't have any plans to part with.

best strings for Guild Madeira A30 M

Hi ,
I have a Guild Madeira A30 M and I would appreciate advice as to the best strings to use on it .

Guild Madeira A30 M Strings

I too have a Madeira A-30M, which I purchased new in 1978 (still have original receipt taped inside the case). This guitar is still like new with no scratches or dings. The blond finish is still flawless.

Just getting back into playing after 25 years or so, and bought a Telecaster Modern Player Plus and Acoustasonic 90 amp. I was so pleased with the ease of play on these 62 year-old fingers, that I decided to break out the old Madeira and freshen it up.

I just drilled out the lower strap pin and installed an AXL pick-up, adjusted the truss and lowered the bridge.

Through much research and investigation, the Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings appear to be the best choice for me.

We'll find out,

Rick

I have a 1973 same model and

I have a 1973 same model and I have always used Fender 10 Wound. You may want to try. Very nice sound for the price.

Madeira A2 and P712

I am looking for both guitars. A Madeira A2 and a Madeira P712 12 string. Both must be in decent shape. Send lots of Pics and info to donandritaj007@yahoo.com

Thanks
Don

a2

Hi, I have a Madeira A2 if you are still looking? I don't know much about the guitar but it is in lovely condition. Let me know if you are interested and if so drop me your email. I can send you some photos.

Molly

Model a 32sb

5855455769# cass rochester

Madeira A2 and Madeira P712

I am looking for a Madeira A2 - 6 string and Madeira P712 - 12 string. looking for both in decent shape. must ne the older japan made guitars. please send info and pics to donandritaj007@yahoo.com

Thanks
Don

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

I have a Madeira Guitar by Guild A-25 that has a beautiful deep sound to it. I have arthritis and can't play so well anymore and would like to sell the guitar to someone who would appreciate this gem of a guitar. It is old but in good condition..no cracks, has a case with it. The neck, sides and back are a darker golden brown and the front is a light golden color. "Madiera" is inlaid in what looks like Abalone at the head. Please let me know if anyone has interest in it.

Kathy Glover
Florida

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

: I have a Madeira Guitar by Guild A-25 that has a beautiful deep sound to it. I have arthritis and can't play so well anymore and would like to sell the guitar to someone who would appreciate this gem of a guitar. It is old but in good condition..no cracks, has a case with it. The neck, sides and back are a darker golden brown and the front is a light golden color. "Madiera" is inlaid in what looks like Abalone at the head. Please let me know if anyone has interest in it.

: Kathy Glover
: Florida

Yes. I have been looking for awhile in hopes to find one I could afford for my husband. He loves the sweet sounds of Guilds but prices have been out of our league. Don't let our email suggest anything. I'm not looking to resale. mikesantiques@nebnet.net

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

Distributed by Guild. My sister recieved one for a gift in the early seventies. She never learned to play so I relieved her of it.It cost $150.00 new at that time which even then was relatively cheap. At the time a decent guild 6 string acoustic ran about twice that much. I still own it and would never part with it. The strings ring like a bell and sounds better the older it gets. Holds tune forever. good action with no string buzz. Check out reviews on harmony central. Its definately a keeper.

Madeira Guitar by Guild

I have a Madeira Guitar by Guild that I have had since about 2005 I got it at a garadge sale. I cannot seem to find any information on this guitar. Can anyone give me any information on this? The serial tag on the inside says A-2.

Thanks. Mitch.

madeira

i have an a2 i found it in the dumpster!!! had a broken bridge. i epoxied it and put xtra lite strings on it, now its my favorite guitar. it was made in japan as a martin copy worth about 200-500

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

Hey Mitch I have a Madiera guitar as well. Mine is a flat top acoustic. The serial number is AR 30. I dont know to much about Madiera except that it is Guilds import model. Like a epiphone is to a Gibson. I got my Madiera guitar at a pawn shop I traded a Washburn for it. I do think that it is a guitar that is not made anymore so you might want to hang on to your it could be a collectors item.

guitar

Bought my Madeira around 1976 cause I liked the way the blonde look was different .... its been fun to pick up every now and then. Wonder what its worth

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

: Hey Mitch I have a Madiera guitar as well. Mine is a flat top acoustic. The serial number is AR 30. I dont know to much about Madiera except that it is Guilds import model. Like a epiphone is to a Gibson. I got my Madiera guitar at a pawn shop I traded a Washburn for it. I do think that it is a guitar that is not made anymore so you might want to hang on to your it could be a collectors item.

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

I have a Guild Medeira Model A-11 serial number 00775 that I bought brand new in 1980 and I still have it. My son took it to learn in college and now has returned it. I am beginnning to start relearning to play it. I love it. I had to have the bridge and endpin set replaced. I still have the original case and strap that I purchased at the same time. I purchased in in a music store in Lowell, MA.

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

I've had this guitar (in the case)since early 70's. Looked great till 2 yrs. ago. As beatin and abused as it has been (kids)it still "rings" with the best of them.If I ever buy another guitar its gonna look just like this one.90$ at a pawn shop,to this day best buy I ever made.Hidden treasure,hold on to it!!!!!

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

: : Hey Mitch I have a Madiera guitar as well. Mine is a flat top acoustic. The serial number is AR 30. I dont know to much about Madiera except that it is Guilds import model. Like a epiphone is to a Gibson. I got my Madiera guitar at a pawn shop I traded a Washburn for it. I do think that it is a guitar that is not made anymore so you might want to hang on to your it could be a collectors item.

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

Shite!

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

Pure **** ern rubbish!
Manufactured from warped and exhausted tea-chests.

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

: I have a Madeira Guitar by Guild that I have had since about 2005 I got it at a garadge sale. I cannot seem to find any information on this guitar. Can anyone give me any information on this? The serial tag on the inside says A-2.

: Thanks. Mitch.

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

: : I have a Madeira Guitar by Guild that I have had since about 2005 I got it at a garadge sale. I cannot seem to find any information on this guitar. Can anyone give me any information on this? The serial tag on the inside says A-2.

: : Thanks. Mitch.

Madeira guitars were imported and distributed by Guild. The early ones were built in Japan, the later ones in Korea. They generally receive very good reviews, although the ones from Japan seem to be slightly superior.

Madiera ???

I have a pair of Madiera Guitars, a 6 and a 12 string, both Guild, with s/n, and both made in "Spain", so I have been led to believe. Was I duped?

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

I have a Madeira A30-M which I have had since 1977, I bought it from a guy I was in the U.S.Navy with. I payed him $75. I love the sound and feel, I play for my own enjoyment, and friends. This guitar has been to Africa, Amsterdamn, the Artic Circle, below the equator and a few other places I can't remember...It's got a blonde body and I see no serial number. Can anyone email me with more info like where is the serial number? what is the approx. value?

: Thanks.

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

Hey ive got a Madeira too!! big shocker there... its a c-600 model with a serial number of 7432 .. ive had it for 2 years now and havnt beena ble to find out any more than that it is a guild madeira c-600 serial number 7432 ... if any one can help me out it would be awesome.... thanks

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

hello i lost a guild madeira sg brown in color over in hawaii any info major reward i am indepently wealthy

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

hello i lost a guild madeira sg brown in color over in hawaii any info major reward i am indepently wealthy

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

: I have a Madeira Guitar by Guild Model A-1S. Label
inside printed "made in Korea" - "adjusted and distributed by Guild". A gift, never played. Any info ?

: Thanks.

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

The Madeira Guitars made in Korea are not worth as much as those made in Japan... the workmanship was of lesser quality.

Do you still have the guitar?

C.J. Krieger

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

I have a A-25 model. Plays and sounds great!!!

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

: I have a A-25 model. Plays and sounds great!!!

I bought Madeira A-25 at Ivor Mairants in London in 1982,having tried five or six guitars. That guitar was simply in a different class compared to other GBP 200
guitars I played prior to it. I noticed later that it was written on a label in the sound hall " Adujusted and distributed exclusively by Guild" and "Made in Japan". I have been playing it since then and the sound is so beautifull and playing is so easy. It needed any adjustments after all these years. In a way it is pity because I have not been able to justify prices of other much more expensive guitars since I had it.

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

You sellin it?

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

: You sellin it? I am interested in selling my guitar.I have had it since 1973 Serial A-20, its in mint condition and I am asking $300.00 for it. Comes with a case and alot of memories. If your interested contact me by the email address provided. I can send photos from all views. regards, Mike

I am interested

Hi Mike

Yes... I am very interested in buying your guitar... if you would please contact me at cjkrieger@ureach.com

Many Thanks
CJ

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

I have a madeira guitar Model A30M that wash handed down to me and I would really appreciate any information anyone could give me on this. It's a model A30M in very good condition. Mary Ann
: Thanks.

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

Mary Ann, I have a A-20 that I have had for 30 years. They were made in Japan for Guild and are worth $250 to $300 in mint condition. Not much else I can tell you except its an exceptionally good sounding guitar and they are well made. Mine still looks like new after all this time. So they did something right when they contracted Japan to make these up for them. Hope this helps you. Mike
: : Thanks.

Madeira Guitar by Guild A-2 #7611509

: I have a Madeira Guitar by Guild and am tring to establ;ish it's current value. It was purchased in the early 1980's.
Is there a site I can find values?
Thanks,
R Culbertson

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild A-2 #7611509

I ALSO HAVE A A-2 #76060035

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild C 900

Hello,
I am not a musician. However, I am in possession of a very nice guitar. I try to describe the Guitar as best as I can. I was told that it is a CLASSIC GUITAR. 6 Strings.
The label inside reads “MADEIRA MODEL C 900 by GUILD ADJUSTED and DISTRIBUTED EXCLUSIVELY by GUILD SERIAL.” The Guitar used to belong to the Music Professor of one of School of Music. It is about 20 years old. In Good Condition. Beautiful Wood. Very nice sound. It has an original case.
I have a few pictures made. If you are interested please go to this address
http://www.wondrous-things.com/pictures/guitar1.jpg
http://www.wondrous-things.com/pictures/guitar2.jpg

I do accept credit cards via PAYPAL.

Thank you,
M. Foster

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild A-2 #7611509

: R Culbertson, There is no site, I have talked to collectors and the range is $250 to $300 in mint condition. they are well made guitars that Guild had Japan build for them in the early 70's. Hope that helps. Mike

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

I have recently purchased a Guild Madeira electric bass from a friend... I wish I could find out more about these great instruments as well. I have never before found such playability in a bass. Mine has a passive pickup selector switch and the previous owner had the bridge worked on. The tone is emaculate with almost any type of music. I don't think that these guitars were very expensive, but considering nobody seems to know anything about them... I think I'll hold on to mine awhile.

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

I have an old electric Madeira EG-60 BLK ( for black ) 2 humbucker pickups, reverb switch, 3 position picku selector, tone and volume controls. Brass hardware, adjustable bridge, adjustable pickup position. I bought it cheap on ebay, but it's a great player. smooth frets, accurate tuning, very nice fretboard, easy to play with a wide range of tone possibilities, from hard clean to soft and mellow.

I'm not going to sell it. I couldn't get what it's really worth. quality construction all around.

Re: Madeira Guitar by Guild

I have madeira acoustic guitar model P600M. I bought it in 1981 or 82. I have never seen this model mentioned in the forum. Does anyone know anything about it?

John

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