Guild Madeira A30R

Posted by J. Goldson on Sun, 08/24/03 - 16:34:45.

I have a Guild Madeira A30R. I bought it in 1976 used from a guitar shop. Since then, I have played on and off over the years. I want to get back into playing but am interested to know what people think of this guitar. How do you rate the sound, action, etc. Do you suggest purchasing anything out there on the market instead for an enjoyable playing experience?

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Re: Guild Madeira A30R

Ive got one and have used it for nearly 15 years now! Ive had about 3 re-frets, nut changed to bone, and I knocked it once and had to get one of the ribs in the sound hole, im telling ya its lasted and Ive gigged mainly with this great guitar.
Only improvements I have done to it are brass pins to hold the strings, I think I hear a better resonance from them,
I have also installed a K & K transducer pick-up which I will say is one of the best acoustic pickups i have ever heard.
Just keep check on the neck (mine had to be adjusted quite a few times

Re: Guild Madeira A30R

I have a Madeira A30R as well. It's held up phenomenally well, and I now share it with my daughter. The sound is rich and full, better than new. It kills me to walk into a guitar store to check out newer guitars that sound like tin on a stick, at twice the price I paid for my A30R. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat if I could find one.

-David

: I have a Guild Madeira A30R. I bought it in 1976 used from a guitar shop. Since then, I have played on and off over the years. I want to get back into playing but am interested to know what people think of this guitar. How do you rate the sound, action, etc. Do you suggest purchasing anything out there on the market instead for an enjoyable playing experience?

My Madeira A 30R

I bought mine brand new in 1973. It has the adjustable bridge. Little did I know how well this guitar has aged and I am hoping my grand daughter or grandson take up an interest in playing guitar. I think it would be a wonderful heirloom. It still sounds vibrant and smooth.

Re: Guild Madeira A30R

I also have a Mederia A30R. It was passed down to my from my uncle which was passed down to him from his father. It is a wonderful guitar, rich and pure. The tone is none like have a heard from new age guitars. I love it. For such an old guitar it has held up very well and plays like its new, if not better. The quality is just unmatchable. I plan on passing this guitar down to my son or daughter for them to play. Its a great guitar.

Re: Guild Madeira A30R

I have a Guild (Madiera) A30M Dreadnaught I bought in 1977 (I think). I love the sound. Its better than most expensive guitars today. The neck has always been too wide for me to play comfortably. I will sell it for a reasonable price.

Ed

: -David

: : I have a Guild Madeira A30R. I bought it in 1976 used from a guitar shop. Since then, I have played on and off over the years. I want to get back into playing but am interested to know what people think of this guitar. How do you rate the sound, action, etc. Do you suggest purchasing anything out there on the market instead for an enjoyable playing experience?

Re: Guild Madeira A30R

I have a Madeira A30M that I purchased in 1975. It is full blonde and always has been the most amazing guitar. I regularly go and look at guitars and find it hard to find its equal.

Re: Guild Madeira A30R

umpa lumpa dum pa di doo i have another puzzle 4 u

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