Guild Madeira guitars

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Posted by Bill on Tue, 09/11/01 - 03:06:28.

Madeira Guitars used to be Guilds import brand. Just like Epiphone is to Gibson now. They were first made in Japan with USA parts then were made in Korea with USA parts by Samick.(which also still makes Sigma for Martin, Epiphone for Gibson, and Squire for Fender but not with USA parts anymore). The letters in the model numbers do mean R=rosewood, M=mahogony, S=spruce, H-herringbone, and A=abalone altho the abalone was fake. The Madeira is a fine instrument that will last a lifetime if taken care of. Very close to the USA Guilds and Gibsons with only the assembly being done in a different country while using identical parts as their American brothers. NOTHING sold in todays market for under $1000 will compare with a 70s-80s Madeira, Epiphone, Yamaha, Hondo, Alvarez, or Suzuki. My 35 years of guitar experience knows this to be true.

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A-12 madiera guitar

I am looking for an A-12 Madeira guitar for a reasonable price or just the metal adjustable saddle for one and top nut.

Madeira A2 SERIAL No 8117.

I purchased the above guitar in London early 80's. Does anyone have any info on it?
I was going to sell it and buy something better as it did not cost me much. Is this a good idea and how much would I have to spend to get a similiar quality now?
Cheers

Madeira

I have a Madeira bought new in the 1975 or 1976. It cost $116. I went to the music store to buy something new and had to talk myself into the Madeira because even back then, that was incredibly inexpensive. But it sounded unbelievable.

And it still does. Neck is straight, top is flat, fantastic action.... and the sound will still stack up against anything.

All I've done in 30+ years was change the open tuners for some closed ones (cheapos). One of these days I'll put some Grovers on there. Nothing wrong with the cheapos... but this thing deserves nice hardware.

Oh, and I had to refinish the back because it got a bad scratch from rough handling in my dorm room. I put nitro on it and it peeled off. Turns out they are finished in poly. Sanded off the lacquer, sprayed it with poly out of a rattle can... hand rubbed it after a month of dry time... still looks perfect.

madeira 12 string

when did madeira switch from japan to korea....I have a 12 string AM-12 with serial# starting with M

madeira acostic mdl #a2

guiter was given to me would like to sell cant find any info on value can anyone help

Madeira Guitar 1974

I bought my first guitar in 1974 with a combination of grass cutting money and money I made working off shore on the oil rigs one summer before my highschool senior year. I still have it, completely all blond, maple body, neck and frett board. The model says A30MF, serial # 41044. It is beautiful to behold still, 38 years later. I payed somewhere in the range of $400-$450, don't remember exactly, just that was $400 something. Only marks are the burns on the fretts where I played a lot of notes on those fretts, and chords. Mostly lower register, 5th frett and below. I have a Martin and Taylor, besides my electrics, and basses, I keep it on a stand to play occasionally, keep fresh strings on it, just because it is special, that it was my first, and money was hard to earn and save at 16 and 17 years old. I can't find any country mark or lable. I just noticed that the back of the neck is really worn. The inner tag does say "Madeira, Model A30MF, adjusted and distributed by exclusively by Guild". Then 41044 beneath. Any feedback of it's value or history would be appreciated. Thanks, Kev

A3 Madeira Serial #80430

I would like to know more about my guitar. It was an inheritance and I want to give it to my son. I can't find anything anywhere. If there is no answer, can someone at least tell me where I can find one.

Guild Guitar

On Guilds Serial # website it appears your guitar was built in 1973. If it is marked as Madeiros it was likely built in Japan. If it marked as Guild and Made In USA on the back of the head stock or on the interior label it was likely built in Hoboken, NJ or Westerly, RI - It should tell you on the label if it is still intact.

Madeira

I have a Madeira 12 string Model P812, serial # A 2108, it is in fair to good condition. My question is when was it made and what value it may have. I have no intrest in parting with it as it was a gift from a stranger. It does need a set of tuning keys as their are some missing and broken. so another question is it possible to replace them with original hardware and or there replacement in other brands that will do the trick.
Thank you for any advice in this matter
I pray you have a blessed day

Hunter G Crawford
Gentleation Ministry
email; gentleationministry@gmail.com

Replacement of tuning keys.

Hi Hunter. I just bought a Madeira 12 string & it came today! Actually, I'm in the process of putting new strings on it & came to the computer to find some instructions, as I've never strund a 12 string before....Anyway, I just saw on eBay there are sets of tuners for for the Maderia 12. They are about $19.00 with $9 something shipping. I bet these would work fine! Have a grateful day!, Mike

12 strings

Hello sir, Any electronic tunning device will work to tune a 12 string.

Guild Madeira guitar

I received an A-10N Guild Madeira guitar as a gift, just wondering what it is worth?

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Re: Guild Madeira C600

:Trying to get info about my father's Madeira C600. It is in excellent condition with original case.

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

I have an A-12, Paid about $350.00 about 1977. Still have it and just had the neck and frets reworked, plays nice...they are laminent tops though not solid. Great action for a 12 string with somewhat thin necks. very little information seems to be out there and hard to put a value on them today.

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Re: Guild Madeira guitars A-30R Neck

I have an A-30R that I obtained in the mid 70's. It was a trade at Big Sur for my crappy Yamaha. Met a person camping who had this guitar with a broken neck tied with a twine. Anyway, I got the neck repaired years ago, but now it is tweaked. Worth replacing the neck?

Re: Guild Madeira guitars A-30R Neck

: I have an A-30R that I obtained in the mid 70's. It was a trade at Big Sur for my crappy Yamaha. Met a person camping who had this guitar with a broken neck tied with a twine. Anyway, I got the neck repaired years ago, but now it is tweaked. Worth replacing the neck?

I have an A-30-M that I to have owned sence late 70's . I love this guitar , What kind of price does that have.

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im was wonderin if there is any way to tell what era my guitar is from? the serial number is 9021336. im asking because i got given one for free and it is hard to fing any info on these guitars, it is a strat model, althouhg it had a horrible headstock so iv changed the neck (obviously kept the original just in case can you tell me how much it could be worth and when it was from and also what country?

please help, many thanks jake

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

I have a GUILD MEDERIA 12 STRING MODEL A12,
can you please tell me how much it is worth?
thanks,
Roy

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

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: I have a GUILD MEDERIA 12 STRING MODEL A12,
: can you please tell me how much it is worth?
: thanks,
: Roy

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

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: : Hey Roy, I have a 12 string Madeira. Hard to find info on since it was Guilds import. What I do know is they were made with all guild parts & woods. I don't have my model number in front of me but it was made in approx. 1978 & I paid $500.00. I would not sell this guitar the sound is incredible, as good as guild (gold). Jeff
: : thanks,
: : Roy

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Re: Guild Madeira guitars

I have a Madeira model A-14 that was my Fathers and passed down to me from my brother. Does anyone know the price for a A-14? What type/brand strings work best?

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

I have a Madeira C-6 guitar distributed by Guild and it is about 20-25 years old. Can anyone provide any information about the guitar and an estimate of it's value?

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

: I have a Madeira C-6 guitar distributed by Guild and it is about 20-25 years old. Can anyone provide any information about the guitar and an estimate of it's value?

Defintely a good guitar, depending on its condition. The tone can be awesome. Limited market I believe because of its mixed origin. Parts were made outside of the US and then assembled here. There are not many fans, because of the reputation. Maybe $500?

Re: Guild Madeira P812 12 string guitar for sale

Visit my ebay listing to see it.
Item number: 190137278302

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190137278302&sspagename=ADME:B:AAQ:US:1

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

: Madeira Guitars used to be Guilds import brand. Just like Epiphone is to Gibson now. They were first made in Japan with USA parts then were made in Korea with USA parts by Samick.(which also still makes Sigma for Martin, Epiphone for Gibson, and Squire for Fender but not with USA parts anymore). The letters in the model numbers do mean R=rosewood, M=mahogony, S=spruce, H-herringbone, and A=abalone altho the abalone was fake. The Madeira is a fine instrument that will last a lifetime if taken care of. Very close to the USA Guilds and Gibsons with only the assembly being done in a different country while using identical parts as their American brothers. NOTHING sold in todays market for under $1000 will compare with a 70s-80s Madeira, Epiphone, Yamaha, Hondo, Alvarez, or Suzuki. My 35 years of guitar experience knows this to be true.

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

I have a madeira a30m c.#850181 handed done to me from my grand dad not looking to sell but would like to know what i have and value thanks for the post gives a lot of 411 but i cant find my #s please email if you have any info thank you it is a beuatifull guitar and sounds very loud it will drown out anybody around me.

Madeira A-12

Somebody offers me a Madeira A-12. It looks so well, but I don't know anything about which woods are used for its construction. Does anybody know about this?

Re: Madeira A-12 reply to your post

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400037739289&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123 it is for sale. Made 1970 about, I had one, it was awesome, go look at pictures, read feedback etc...

guild madeira A-10

Hello, i,m fron Spain and i buy a madeira A-10, with serial number 01772. I need to know the year was made, please. many many thanks

Guild Madeira A-4

I cannot find anything on this model. Can anyone help me out? Year made, quality of worksmanship? I truly appreciate any help!

Re: Guild Madeira A-4

: I cannot find anything on this model. Can anyone help me out? Year made, quality of worksmanship? I truly appreciate any help!
DID YOU FIND ANYTHING ON THIS MODEL? I CAN'T EITHER

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

I have a madeira P812 by guild serial # a2148 ANY ANYANY info on this is greatly appreciated. I cant find ANY stuff on the P Kindly-

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

I have a madeira p500 dist. by guild. I cant find ANY information at all on it. If anyone could tell me anything about it i would really appreciate it. Thx

Madeira P500

Hi, I don't know how long ago you posted your comment but I also have the P500 and cant find much info either. I do know this. If you still have it keep it! I bought mine new in 1978-1979 and it still sounds super. I have picked up much newer guitars and they did not sound as good as my Madeira. Rusty

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

I posted a few years ago, in response to another guy who had a Madeira P-812.

These were made in the '70s and early '80s by Guild. They are basically Japanese made Guilds, and were an affordable alternative to their American made models.

The P-812 is near the top of the line in the Madeira range. It has solid spruce top, maple back and sides.

I've had mine for about six years or so..........Gerrod

Madeira P712 or P812

I am looking to buy a P712 or a P812, I already have a P712 but would like another for alternate tunings. Is yours available for sale or can you refer me to someone with one for sale. Thanks
donsjohns@yahoo.com

WTB: P712 or P812 Madeira

I am looking to buy a P712 or a P812 madeira guitar. Is your for sale ?? if not can you point me in a direction ???

Thanks

Don

madeira mandolin???

Hello, what do you know about Madeira mandolins? I'm currently looking at an m-300 the model # is 1585. what can you tell me about this guy??

thanks so much
drew

Re: Electric Guild Madeira guitars

Howdy, I have a madeira eg 150, made around 73,74 and was wondering if anyone had any info in regards to the circuitry used for the tone volume controls, i'm in the middle of a restore project and any help would be greatly appreciated, also how much does not having the original neck plate affect value? thanks peeps, Jim : Madeira Guitars used to be Guilds import brand. Just like Epiphone is to Gibson now. They were first made in Japan with USA parts then were made in Korea with USA parts by Samick.(which also still makes Sigma for Martin, Epiphone for Gibson, and Squire for Fender but not with USA parts anymore). The letters in the model numbers do mean R=rosewood, M=mahogony, S=spruce, H-herringbone, and A=abalone altho the abalone was fake. The Madeira is a fine instrument that will last a lifetime if taken care of. Very close to the USA Guilds and Gibsons with only the assembly being done in a different country while using identical parts as their American brothers. NOTHING sold in todays market for under $1000 will compare with a 70s-80s Madeira, Epiphone, Yamaha, Hondo, Alvarez, or Suzuki. My 35 years of guitar experience knows this to be true.

Re: Electric Guild Madeira guitars

P.S. for anyone unfamilier with model numbers its the one that resembles a gibson sg or les paul double cut away flat top.

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

I have a 1972 G41 Guild Acoustic. Icannot find this model # anywhere in the Guild line-up. I bought this guitar in Manny's in Mid town NY and paid approx. $450 for it in the early 70's. With the exception of a few scratches above the sound hole from picking, the guitar looks and sounds as the day it was knew. the serial # is 111x92. I foget the middle digit. Can you help me identify this thing and get an idea of its value..

Guild G-41

According to my book a Guild G-41 is a round shouldered dreadnought style,solid mahogany b/s,rosewood fretboard,solid spruce top,made from 1974-77,valued at $1,300-$1,550 in ex. cond. and $850-$1,000 in ave. cond.

I need help C600

I have a very old Madeira guitar it used to be my granfathers when he was alive he was a proffesional so I'm not trying to sell it but I would like to know it's worth because I myself play the guitar and am interested in this guitar.

Re: I need help C600

: I have a very old Madeira guitar it used to be my granfathers when he was alive he was a proffesional so I'm not trying to sell it but I would like to know it's worth because I myself play the guitar and am interested in this guitar.

I would be interested in purchasing your guitar. Please email me with information on how to contact you ..thank you

Re: Guild Madeira guitars - C-60

I'M NEW TO THIS. WHAT DOES C-60 MEAN? I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IT VALUE/WORTH. I HAVE ONE I BOUGHT A YR AGO, NEVER FOLLOWED UP W/LEARNING HOW TO PLAY SPANISH CLASSICAL MUSIC. WONDERING IF I SHOULD SELL IT CHEAP OR JUST KEEP IT? ANY ADVISE? I SEE VARIOUS SELLING PRICES SO DON'T KNOW WHERE I STAND W/ THIS GUITAR. THX.

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