NAMM 2013 - New Guild Arcos and GAD Series Acoustics

Guild expands their Arcos and GAD series guitars with two new models, which will go on exhibit at the 2013 NAMM Show.

New Guild Arcos and GAD Series Instruments

They announced four new acoustic-electric guitars (AO-5CE, AD-5CE, M-120E, D-125CE) with Fishman electronics, as well as the availability of Satin Red Finish for some models.

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The Arcos Series with their distinctive arched-back design, and the GAD (Guild Acoustic Design) Series with their all-solid tonewoods and embellishments, offer some of the most prominent and sought after instruments in Guild's acoustic guitar stable.

It is only natural that they continue to put out interesting variations to keep both series fresh and exciting for modern acoustic guitar players.

Two new acoustic electrics are added to the Arcos Series, namely the dreadnought shape AD-5CE and the orchestra shape AO-5CE. Both continue the arched-back tradition while incorporating modern pickup electronics. The popular GAD Series models M-120 and D-125 are now available in a satin Cherry Red finish and are offered in new acoustic-electric versions: D-125CE and non-cutaway electric M-120E.

Here is what the official announcement says:

Guild Arcos AD-5CE
Guild Arcos AD-5CE

The AD-5CE dreadnought features Guild's signature arched-back body design and is designed for pure performance. The solid Sitka spruce top, laminated rosewood sides and arched back give it a full, balanced sound with excellent volume and projection. The slim satin-finish mahogany neck and larger medium jumbo frets give it a smooth, comfortable feel and effortless playability, while the cutaway body design invites you to venture into the upper regions of the rosewood fingerboard.

The Fishman Presys Plus pickup system rounds out the performance package with a host of performer-friendly features including an onboard electronic tuner and anti-feedback control. Other premium features include a bone nut and saddle, koa rosette, pearl inlays, hand-rubbed satin finish, dual-action truss rod and bolt-on neck construction. Guild lightweight polyfoam case included.

Guild Arcos AO-5CE
Guild Arcos AO-5CE

The AO-5CE is a performance-driven orchestra-style model that features Guilds signature arched-back body design. The solid Sitka spruce top, laminated rosewood sides and arched back give this small-body guitar a full, balanced sound with excellent volume and projection. The slim satin-finish mahogany neck and larger medium jumbo frets give it a smooth, comfortable feel and effortless playability. Fingerstyle players will appreciate the extra string spacing that the 1-3/4" nut width provides, while the cutaway body design offers easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard.

The onboard Fishman Presys Plus pickup system offers a host of performer-friendly features, including an onboard electronic tuner and anti-feedback control. Other premium features include a bone nut and saddle, koa rosette, pearl inlays, hand-rubbed stain finish, dual-action truss rod and bolt-on neck construction. Guild lightweight polyfoam case included.

Guild GAD D-125CE
Guild GAD D-125CE

All of the popular D-125 and M-120 guitars are now available in a satin Cherry Red finish, and feature new variants, the cutaway electric D-125CE and non-cutaway electric M-120E guitars, which both feature Fishman Sonitone under-saddle pickup with end-pin mounted active preamps and volume and tone controls.

You can find out more about these new acoustic-electric guitars by visiting Guild Guitars.

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