Guild Madeira guitars

Posted by Bill on Tue, 09/11/01 - 07:06:28.

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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Madeira Model C600 Guild

Can you tell me anything about this guitar

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

Hi. Can you tell me what year the A-18 model was made? Also, an approximate value for a guitar in decent shape?

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

: Hello. Can you tell me what year the A-11 model serial # (00760) was made? Plus, a approximate value for a guitar in good shape,sound & play ability.

Madeira a 12a s/n 78668

when was my guitar made?

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.

Re: Guild Madeira guitars Model A12

I was given a Madeira 12 string large guitar along with my two brothers, Christmas 1970. Model A-12, abalone I guess, dont remember any abalone? I do remember the label saying Guild A 12 and it was the most awesome guitar I ever had.. I learned to play on it and have never stopped. It was stolen from me and there is one just like it on Ebay on consignment. But, I just got a Dean 12-string that is awesome for around $550 at Guitar Center a few months back that is also electric even though I dont use it that way much. I prefer this guitar over the many I have including acoustics and electrics as I am a strummer and picker. Sears sold the Madeira to my parents for about $50 each. They want $300 on ebay. It had awesome sound though. And easy to play, I was able to play it and write songs the first day I owned it. Taylor and Guild and Dean are great guitars. Well I still love my Ibanez hollowbody and elecs and Schecter Hellraiser is awesome long as I have the pedal board and goodies. But most of all I just wanted to tell you that a Guild is a great long lasting guitar! I took that thing to the beach, I lemon oiled it to clean it I loved it and it slept next to me at many a camp fire. It had a stell neck and awesome action. I miss it ;-(

I just got an A-12

I got it at an online auction for $82, but I can tell from the pictures it's pretty beat up. It even has holes in the side, but that never stopped Willie Nelson. What I am concerned about is if it will need a neck reset. 12 strings of pressure over 30 years is a lot!

I'm going to have it shipped to my 16 year old niece because she lives a lot closer, and ask her to string it up for me and bring it when she comes to visit in a few months. But what if it's so good she won't give it up? Then she'll get a new vintage 12-string guitar, I guess - LOL! Giving people guitars makes me happy. Say Hi to Arlo for me, and tell him he was amazing at the Newport Folk Festival in 1985.

Guild Madeira Guitars

Hello! I see lots of folks asking about & relating their stories about the various Guild Madeira Guitars. They ARE great aren't they!?.... I bought my first one about 20 years ago at a Guitar Show in Indianapolis IN. I was looking for a decent acoustic guitar to use for open tunings with a brass slide to play the great ole' "Delta Blues". I found an, A-30M that fit the bill. I think I gave about $160 & it had a clap board case... It turned out to be just AWESOME! I gave it to my nephew about 8 years ago for his 21st birthday, just on the spur of the moment. He seemed to like it & needed a good beater, back seat type of guitar as he was moving to Portland OR. He played my Ovation & the Madeira & I asked which one he liked best, and surprising me he said the Madeira. (Good thing. Coz he wasn't getting my Ovation I bought new in 1972!) Anyway, he still has it & he's sent me pictures of it in all kinds of places all around the country! The Oregon Mts. (Moultnomah Falls), the desert, grand canyon, Babtist Church in MISS, New Orleans Swamp, Sunset Strip, Nashville TN, Houston TX, Cocoa Beach FL, Pike Place Market in Seattle WA..... and on & on.... I put them in an album. Pretty cool huh?... I had taken it a long way & figured it was time for a "changing of the guard", so to speak. I'd written lot's on songs on it & he's done the same.....
Anyway, that started my love affaire with Madeiras. I currently have 4. Another A-30M, an A-12, an A-6 and a P812 which I just bought last week! It's the huge Blond Maple 12 string. Lordy! That thing sounds good!.... So, if you have a question or a story, I'd just love to hear them!!!! You know, we should start a club, a group, or uh...??? A movement...Yes! A MOVEMENT!!!!! As my good friend Arlo (Yes, THAT Arlo!) would say!...... So come-on you Madeira freaks! Jump on board the Madeira train!!..... Send your stories to me at brassslide@hotmail.com and if I get enough entheusiasm, I'll post them all somewhere!.... Sounds like fun doesn't it!? And this is for young & old & everybody in between! I'm Mike & I'm a 60 year old Madeira Freak!!

Guild Madeira

To Melanie. I have a guild Madeira model A12. Almost the same story. Got it for Christmas when I was 16 and have drug it everywhere since. Also a "picker". I considering selling it. I think I need a 6 strung in my old age. Are you interested?
Gail

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.

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.

In the early part of 1971 I had the good fortune to play a Madeira (A25 ?) and feel in love w/ the sound and incredible action. Saving up the needed $79.00 from my $ 1.35/hr p/t college job, I went to a local music whse store that had hundreds of guitars hanging from the ceiling, but alas, they were out of "my" axe. They did however, have several A30-Ms at the outrageous cost of $110.00 ! After playing all of them and finding one I could not live without, I borrowed against my next check from some understanding friends and have enjoyed this fine instrument for the last 38 yrs. I discovered this site trying to locate another for my stepson so mine doesn't dissappear.

Madeira A 25

I just wanted to write about my A 25 serial no 92085 , which I bought in 1982 at Ivor Mairants in London and still love to play it.
Looking back now, the fact that such a reputable shop as Mairants , though the owner changed after the death of its founder, had the brand
as its stock speaks for itself the quality the guitar. Just like Paul, I was a student and played many guitars except expensive ones
I could not afford and as soon as I ried one stroke, I was immediately impressed by the Madeira for its solid neck construction, ease of play and much deeper sound than many others I played the day. I had been playing guitar for ten years already by then. I was surprised at finding Guild logo and made in Japan mark inside its sound hall and felt understood why I was impressed by the quality. I don not remember the price but must be less than £ 100. I have been playing it for more than 30 years since then. I now own more expensive guitars as Dutch hand crafted guitar which is played also by Steve Howe, Martin D 18 GE among others. I can easily say the action is the best and the sound is very good admitting each guitar sounds different. I refretted, changed nut and saddle from original plastic ones to bone also changed pins to ebony.These simple upgrades further improve its sound. I tried to find out which Japanese manufacturer was actually building these guitars from Guild supplied materials but have been unsuccessful so far. My guess at the moment are either Moridaira, currently called "Morris" for the similarity in name or Suzuki Violine which was then building many OEM guitars for both domestic and overseas manufacturers at quite high standard of skill thanks to its excellent music instrument craft
experience.
Nobby

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.

: In the early part of 1971 I had the good fortune to play a Madeira (A25 ?) and feel in love w/ the sound and incredible action. Saving up the needed $79.00 from my $ 1.35/hr p/t college job, I went to a local music whse store that had hundreds of guitars hanging from the ceiling, but alas, they were out of "my" axe. They did however, have several A30-Ms at the outrageous cost of $110.00 ! After playing all of them and finding one I could not live without, I borrowed against my next check from some understanding friends and have enjoyed this fine instrument for the last 38 yrs. I discovered this site trying to locate another for my stepson so mine doesn't dissappear.

My father bought me a Madeira A-25 for my 16th birthday in 1980 I think the action is incredible and am having a hard time finding out the value and where I can buy the tuning keys for it. If anyone knows any information on it please follow up the serial number is 7890 with an A or a 4 after it.
It was brand new and in the box when he gave it to me.

Re: Guild Madeira guitars where to find tuners

: : : 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.

: : In the early part of 1971 I had the good fortune to play a Madeira (A25 ?) and feel in love w/ the sound and incredible action. Saving up the needed $79.00 from my $ 1.35/hr p/t college job, I went to a local music whse store that had hundreds of guitars hanging from the ceiling, but alas, they were out of "my" axe. They did however, have several A30-Ms at the outrageous cost of $110.00 ! After playing all of them and finding one I could not live without, I borrowed against my next check from some understanding friends and have enjoyed this fine instrument for the last 38 yrs. I discovered this site trying to locate another for my stepson so mine doesn't dissappear.

: My father bought me a Madeira A-25 for my 16th birthday in 1980 I think the action is incredible and am having a hard time finding out the value and where I can buy the tuning keys for it. If anyone knows any information on it please follow up the serial number is 7890 with an A or a 4 after it.
: It was brand new and in the box when he gave it to me.

Re: Guild Madeira Electric

I just purchased my first electric guitar (I am 60). I know nothing about it but love it already. All I know is it is a Guild Madeira, stamped on the back with EG-50MB, has 22 frets, and has 3 pickups. Can anyone tell me more info about it?
Thanks
Lawschu

Re: Guild Madeira Electric

;yes sir, i believe it was a japanese or korean made guitar made under a madeira label under guild supervision and specs. the madeira acoustics are popular among most. you can find ads for the particular guitar on ebay, that is how i found out what i had. (guild madeira EG60 sunburst strat)

i liked it but traded it for another guitar i wanted. reviews i have read stated a good solid 1980's era guitar with good sound and i agree.

: I just purchased my first electric guitar (I am 60). I know nothing about it but love it already. All I know is it is a Guild Madeira, stamped on the back with EG-50MB, has 22 frets, and has 3 pickups. Can anyone tell me more info about it?
: Thanks
: Lawschu

Re: Guild Madeira guitars-relacing tuners

: : : 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.

: : In the early part of 1971 I had the good fortune to play a Madeira (A25 ?) and feel in love w/ the sound and incredible action. Saving up the needed $79.00 from my $ 1.35/hr p/t college job, I went to a local music whse store that had hundreds of guitars hanging from the ceiling, but alas, they were out of "my" axe. They did however, have several A30-Ms at the outrageous cost of $110.00 ! After playing all of them and finding one I could not live without, I borrowed against my next check from some understanding friends and have enjoyed this fine instrument for the last 38 yrs. I discovered this site trying to locate another for my stepson so mine doesn't dissappear.

: My father bought me a Madeira A-25 for my 16th birthday in 1980 I think the action is incredible and am having a hard time finding out the value and where I can buy the tuning keys for it. If anyone knows any information on it please follow up the serial number is 7890 with an A or a 4 after it.
: It was brand new and in the box when he gave it to me.

RE: A-25 tuning keys. I have an A-25R (circa 1980) which I recently replaced the tuning keys with a set of Grover (gold-looks so cool!)tuners I bought on-line. Just searched Grover and compared prices. I DID have to re-drill the holes as they were too small. The diameter specs were on the package. I easily found the correct drill bit at Lowes. (25/64ths I believe-this may well vary by different tuners). Anyway, looks great and plays...well YOU know! What a diamond-in-the-rough!! Hope you get this and it helps.

A-30MS Madeira

I bought mine from a guitar store in lower Manhattan in either 1970 or 1971 for around $120.00. I must have handled two dozen models until I found the one I bought. It sounded as gorgeous as it looked...that blonde finish, etc. Still have it though I should have the action lowered a bit to ease up playability. Just an amazing guitar.

Re: Guild Madeira guitars-relacing tuners

: : : : 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.

: : : In the early part of 1971 I had the good fortune to play a Madeira (A25 ?) and feel in love w/ the sound and incredible action. Saving up the needed $79.00 from my $ 1.35/hr p/t college job, I went to a local music whse store that had hundreds of guitars hanging from the ceiling, but alas, they were out of "my" axe. They did however, have several A30-Ms at the outrageous cost of $110.00 ! After playing all of them and finding one I could not live without, I borrowed against my next check from some understanding friends and have enjoyed this fine instrument for the last 38 yrs. I discovered this site trying to locate another for my stepson so mine doesn't dissappear.

: : My father bought me a Madeira A-25 for my 16th birthday in 1980 I think the action is incredible and am having a hard time finding out the value and where I can buy the tuning keys for it. If anyone knows any information on it please follow up the serial number is 7890 with an A or a 4 after it.
: : It was brand new and in the box when he gave it to me.

: RE: A-25 tuning keys. I have an A-25R (circa 1980) which I recently replaced the tuning keys with a set of Grover (gold-looks so cool!)tuners I bought on-line. Just searched Grover and compared prices. I DID have to re-drill the holes as they were too small. The diameter specs were on the package. I easily found the correct drill bit at Lowes. (25/64ths I believe-this may well vary by different tuners). Anyway, looks great and plays...well YOU know! What a diamond-in-the-rough!! Hope you get this and it helps.

:Most any open gear tuner will be appropriate. If your love for this guitar is genuine and your pocket book big enough, then Waverly makes the best replacement tuners on the planet. 18:1 ratio would be authentic. We recently rebuilt a Madeira at our shop and do find that the value is good across the board with the tuners as the obvious exception. The model [manufacturers paper label missing] we repaired had bracing/glueing problems which once corrected, remedied this guitar. I would go so far as to say that its sound, although a bit mellow was similar to some of the Martins and Guilds we see. Greg for GREG GUITARS LLC.

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.

: In the early part of 1971 I had the good fortune to play a Madeira (A25 ?) and feel in love w/ the sound and incredible action. Saving up the needed $79.00 from my $ 1.35/hr p/t college job, I went to a local music whse store that had hundreds of guitars hanging from the ceiling, but alas, they were out of "my" axe. They did however, have several A30-Ms at the outrageous cost of $110.00 ! After playing all of them and finding one I could not live without, I borrowed against my next check from some understanding friends and have enjoyed this fine instrument for the last 38 yrs. I discovered this site trying to locate another for my stepson so mine doesn't disappear.

I forgot to mention, the M can't be for mahogany on this as it is blond on all sides..Maple perhaps?

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

I have a Madeira SB-32 and an A-25----the 32 has a more mellow sound and the 25 is bold---both good for finger style picking--the 32 is tiger maple--I believe the M is maple instead of mahogany

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

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

:
: 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

: :
: : 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

Re: Guild Madeira guitars

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.

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

madeira P600 A1720

value?

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

p712 madeira serial #a1943 made in japan.

i bought this guitar in 79 or 80 . it's been well loved and in pristine condition. it's in the original guitar case. start with your best offer.

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.

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