933 thoughts on “Fender, Martin, Guild, and others”

  1. A14-12
    Ed Fiske

    I recently aquired a 12 string Madeira. The sticker inside lists the model as A14-12, the serial# does not seem to be printed there. I was wonsering if someone could tell me about how old this guitar might be and what it might be worth.It’s in raelly good shape.

    1. Re: A14-12
      J Banfield

      In 1972 my wife purchased a Maderia A12 in Norfolk, VA for $230 back then $230 was a real $230.. I had that guitar until 1992 when someone decided they wanted it more than I did and so while in my bedroom changing they walked in and took it, leaving the case. I would say that the A12 is at least 20 years old.. mine would have been 33 years old this past Nov 2004… Sorry I couldnt help you out more. JB
      : I recently aquired a 12 string Madeira. The sticker inside lists the model as A14-12, the serial# does not seem to be printed there. I was wonsering if someone could tell me about how old this guitar might be and what it might be worth.It’s in raelly good shape.

    2. My Dad gave me his old Madeira guitar and the model number is A-14. I haven’t been able to find any information on it, but I can tell you he bought it in the early 70’s. Mine is only a 6 string though. Hope this helps.

    1. Re: Madeira by Guild C60 classical style guitar
      Patrick

      I just saw a simmilar guitar on e-bay that sold for 115.00. I don’t know what shap yours’ is in. Let me know, I’ll sure give you twice what that other fellow said. You were right to be insulted.

      1. Re: Madeira by Guild C60 classical style guitar
        vitto

        I found a book with guitar values for a C-60, which I also own and the value in good condition was between $260 and $600.

    2. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Cat
      Cat

      I have an old guitar that my mom gave me back in the 70’s. I am wondering if any one can tell me what the value might be. Someone who ran a used guitar shop came around to my yard sale and offered me $10 for it and I was insulted. Not that I think it’s such a valuable guitar, but come on, $10? It still sounds great. Does anyone have any info? Thanks.

    1. Re: Madeira P 500
      Beau

      i have a P500 as well and i cannot find ANY information on it. I want to know all the information you just asked. I also would never sell it. I just want to know its value.

    2. Re: Madeira P 500
      Matt Moos

      I have a Madeira P 500 and I have never seen another one. My mom got it at a garage sale for $20 w/case. It’s priceless to me because it is the guitar that I grew up with. Good luck in finding more info

    3. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Patrick Ward
      Patrick Ward

      Could anyone help me please? I am looking for information on the P 500 Madeira. I have had it since the early 80’s, I bought it second hand. It is very blond with a 3 piece back. What does the P stand for? What year would it be? What is its value (though I would not part with it as I love it and I have a friend who knows guitars who told me "you’ve really got something there". I’m curious. Thank you for your time.

      1. madeira P-500
        Anonymous

        just bought (2/20/13) one from ebay seller out in san diego. Looks to be (and is described as) near mint, without a case, and I agreed on $325. For reference, I came across the Madeira brochure info from the early production years, and its U.S. price was $430, as compared to the less expensive dreadnaughts, which ranged to as low as $145. I’m hoping the guitar will be great!

  2. Madeira model A-12A looking for some info
    Stacy

    I’m using a Madeira Guitar model A-12A and I was wondering how much one of these guitars are worth, etc etc. If you know anything about them, please tell me!

    1. Re: Madeira model A-12A looking for some info
      Paul

      I have a Madeira A-12AS by Guild. Looking for info about the guitar and going prices. Thanks, Paul

      1. Re: Madeira model A-12A looking for some info
        David

        : I have a Madeira A-12AS by Guild. Looking for info about the guitar and going prices. Thanks, Paul

        1. Re: Madeira model A-12A looking for some info
          Pablo

          : : I have a Madeira A-12AS by Guild. Looking for info about the guitar and going prices. Thanks, Paul

          1. Re: Madeira model A-12A looking for some info
            pablo

            : : : I have a Madeira A-12AS by Guild. Looking for info about the guitar and going prices. Thanks, Paul

            i got the same guitar, i was wondering if you knew how much it is worth?

            1. Madeira A-12A guitar
              Anonymous

              It seems like no one has info on this guitar. I also have one that is close to 30 yrs. old and in fantastic condition that I would like to sell. I know longer play and feel someone should be enjoying it. One sold on ebay for $305. Can anyone tell me the value?

        1. Re: Guild X-88 Flying Star and matching bass
          Chuck

          I had bought one back in 1984-1985? Let it go regrettably in trade for some other gear and have tried searching for it’s whereabouts for years, hoping to reclaim it. It was black/white zebra striped(only one I’d ever seen like that) with a Kahler tremolo. Had personal sentiment to me if anyone evre stumbles upon it. Last seen at East Coast Music in Danbury, Conn.

          1. Your guild guitar
            Mike Pietrzak

            Chuck,

            I purchased your guitar at East Coast music mall back in the late 80s. It had the black and white zebra striped paint job and the built-in preamp that needed the 9 V battery inside. I ended up having East Coast send it out to be repainted and installed EMG pick ups and also had it fretted and have had it at home ever since. I am planning to sell it as I am relocating out of the Connecticut area. If you are around and still interested let me know.

            Mike

    1. Re: Guild X-88 Flying Star and matching bass
      torgeot

      I have the bass, it a SB608. Thing still sounds killer. It’s way to big for most places with the poiints sticking out but it is one of the best sounding basses I ever played.

      : I have a Guild X-88 Flying Star lead guitar and a Guild Flying Star Bass (model SB-608 I think) and would appreciate any information on their construction and value in the used market. Thank you.

    2. Re: Guild X-88 Flying Star and matching bass
      Jeff

      : I have a Guild X-88 Flying Star lead guitar and a Guild Flying Star Bass (model SB-608 I think) and would appreciate any information on their construction and value in the used market. Thank you.
      Ezra,

      Check out my review of the X-88 at harmonycentral.com. As far as worth, I would probably pay way too much for another X-88, especially a white one with 2 humbuckers, and the kahler trem. I’ve seen them go for as little as $250 and as much as $750. I paid $670 brand new in January of 1984. I just saw something today regarding the bass version. Maple neck with ebony board, came with a poplar body, though there was an upgraded maple body as well. Nikki Sixx is credited with the design.

      Jeff

      1. Re: Guild X-88 Flying Star and matching bass
        percy hutchins

        i have the 2 humbucker + kalher trem white id trade for a single hum stop tail piece set up. kahler trems such so bad. at least the flush body ones do. ive seen them on ebay sell over 1000. the old obscure an are in limited print. granted mine is a little used an abused an the pick ups changed to the emg 81 85 but if it were stock it would be worth a little bit of change.just a real nice playing guitar once you block the kahler off.

      2. Re: Guild X-88 Flying Star and matching bass
        J

        I have a white guild x-88 with a Kahler trem and a single humbucker. It was used as a back up on the Shout tour to the one seen in the Too Young to Fall in Love video. The guitar is also signed by Mick on the back. Pretty rad.

    3. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Ezra
      Ezra

      I have a Guild X-88 Flying Star lead guitar and a Guild Flying Star Bass (model SB-608 I think) and would appreciate any information on their construction and value in the used market. Thank you.

      1. Guild X-88 Flying Star
        Anonymous

        I have a black x88 with an emg pickup id like to know what its worth. The body needs sanded and repainted.

  3. Madeira quandry
    Dave

    Its hard to believe the lack of info on these guitars. I have a A30MF. I have seen more info here than anywhere, but that F is puzzling.
    The quandry: Mine needs some work, but it is hard to get past the looks I get when asking about the price to fix. I guess from the inquiries here, many people can’t believe this is just a good sounding ‘cheap’ guitar. Count me in this group.
    It would sure be nice money-wise to figure how much to spend on repairs.

    1. Re: Guild JF30-12 Acoustic For Sale - New Condition
      Squick

      : For Sale $1895.00 *** Practically NEW – Only placed 5 or six times ***

      : Beautiful – Barely used Guild Jumbo body 12 String Acoustic Guitar (Model JF30-12) 380-2100-(Color 801 Blonde) TOP Solid Spruce BRACING Shaved BACK Arched Laminated Maple Back SIDES Solid Curly Maple NECK 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany WIDTH AT NUT 1-13/16" FRETBOARD Ebony (12" Radius) SCALE LENGTH 25 5/8" NO. OF FRETS 20 MACHINE HEADS Grover Gold Plated Die-cast Mini Tuners BRIDGE Ebony HARDWARE Gold FINISH High Gloss (Nitro-cellulose Lacquer) UNIQUE FEATURES Pearl Dot Position Inlays, Multiple Bindings,Tortiose Shell Pickguard, Dual Truss Rods Gauges .010 to .049 CASE Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case

      Tom,

      I’m writing to you from Canada. Is your price in US or
      Canadian dollars. Why would you want to sell this
      beautiful guitar?

      Squick

    2. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Tom Gallant
      Tom Gallant

      For Sale $1895.00 *** Practically NEW – Only placed 5 or six times ***

      Beautiful – Barely used Guild Jumbo body 12 String Acoustic Guitar (Model JF30-12) 380-2100-(Color 801 Blonde) TOP Solid Spruce BRACING Shaved BACK Arched Laminated Maple Back SIDES Solid Curly Maple NECK 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany WIDTH AT NUT 1-13/16" FRETBOARD Ebony (12" Radius) SCALE LENGTH 25 5/8" NO. OF FRETS 20 MACHINE HEADS Grover Gold Plated Die-cast Mini Tuners BRIDGE Ebony HARDWARE Gold FINISH High Gloss (Nitro-cellulose Lacquer) UNIQUE FEATURES Pearl Dot Position Inlays, Multiple Bindings,Tortiose Shell Pickguard, Dual Truss Rods Gauges .010 to .049 CASE Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case

  4. Guild F30 CE natural with flame sides back, WANTED !
    sid crandall

    Had one and was stolen…would like to replace serial number was 3003.
    Cannot find anything close to it. Year on label was 1985, Might have read JF-30 CEN on model number or JF-30 NCE. Natural flame on sides and back was georgeous…sang like no other…do you have a replacement for me?

    1. Re: Guild F30 CE natural with flame sides back, WANTED !
      Mark Eccles

      I have a F30CE-WGR semi acoustic in cherry red with case that I am willing to sell. I live in NE England.

    2. Re: Guild F30 CE natural with flame sides back, WANTED !
      k-h hoffmeister

      : Had one and was stolen…would like to replace serial number was 3003.
      : Cannot find anything close to it. Year on label was 1985, Might have read JF-30 CEN on model number or JF-30 NCE. Natural flame on sides and back was georgeous…sang like no other…do you have a replacement for me?
      Hello
      I’m from Germany.I have a Guild F30 CE, serial nr.F300104. It has flame sides and back and spruce top. Coulour is translucent red.HSC included.Has Fishman transducer.
      k-h hoffmeister

    1. Re: WANTED Guild M20
      Erik

      I have a 1965 M20 Cherry. sn: AH 2976. BEATIFUL condition. purchased and played for a few months lightly by my granmother. put in a box and stored for years. I just recently pulled it out of her closet. there are a few small nicks in the finish but other than that it is flawless. This is the BEST condition you will ever see on a guitar this old. Email me if you still wish to buy.

  5. I have a Madeira by guild model# p712 looking for some info
    sam

    I have a Madeira guitar by guild model # p712 for almost 30 years in brand new condition no dents or scorches it looks like its brand new i was woundering if you might know how much it coasts

    1. Re: I have a Madeira by guild model# p712 looking for some info
      Russ

      : I have a Madeira guitar by guild model # p712 for almost 30 years in brand new condition … i was woundering if you might know how much it coasts

      I currently have a p712 on Ebay in mint condition – over $240 (with shipping) and climbing steadily…….

  6. Guild G37SB
    interested?

    I have a Guild G37SB I bought new in ’78 It’s sunburst, maple back and sides and has no back braces. Factory case included. It sounds great. Has a custom bone saddle and brass end pins. I used it for rehearsals and sessions. No road work but I have used it live on day trip jobs. I don’t play anymore. I can supply pictures.

    1. Re: Guild G37SB
      ChouChou

      : I have a Guild G37SB I bought new in ’78 It’s sunburst, maple back and sides and has no back braces. Factory case included. It sounds great. Has a custom bone saddle and brass end pins. I used it for rehearsals and sessions. No road work but I have used it live on day trip jobs. I don’t play anymore. I can supply pictures.
      __________________________________________________________

      Did you sell it???????? I have been looking for one. Please email me. Thanks

      1. Re: Guild G37SB
        chris gockley

        Please send me some pics. How much are you asking for your Guild? Chris
        : __________________________________________________________

        : Did you sell it???????? I have been looking for one. Please email me. Thanks

  7. I have a Madeira model A25C
    Eric

    Does anybody have information on a Madeira A25C that is in great condition? If you do could you give me an estimated value of it or tell me if this guitar is a good guitar?

    1. Re: I have a Madeira model A25C
      Ron

      : Does anybody have information on a Madeira A25C that is in great condition? If you do could you give me an estimated value of it or tell me if this guitar is a good guitar?
      Eric,
      All I can tell you is that I have an A25, not the A25C, I bought new in 11/84 that has been a real stand-up axe.
      Though made in Japan, the tone quality has improve over the years. I park it next to sterio speakers when not being used and I know that helps to season the wood.
      As for as value? I’m having the same problem. I’m trying to find out only from a curiosity standpoint. Have no intentions of parting with it. It has become a very good friend over the years.
      Talk to me-ron

      1. Re: I have a Madeira model A25C
        Andy

        : : Does anybody have information on a Madeira A25C that is in great condition? If you do could you give me an estimated value of it or tell me if this guitar is a good guitar?
        : Eric,
        : All I can tell you is that I have an A25, not the A25C, I bought new in 11/84 that has been a real stand-up axe.
        : Though made in Japan, the tone quality has improve over the years. I park it next to sterio speakers when not being used and I know that helps to season the wood.
        : As for as value? I’m having the same problem. I’m trying to find out only from a curiosity standpoint. Have no intentions of parting with it. It has become a very good friend over the years.
        : Talk to me-ron

        1. Re: I have a Madeira model A25C
          Andy

          : : : Does anybody have information on a Madeira A25C that is in great condition? If you do could you give me an estimated value of it or tell me if this guitar is a good guitar?
          : : Eric,
          : : All I can tell you is that I have an A25, not the A25C, I bought new in 11/84 that has been a real stand-up axe.
          : : Though made in Japan, the tone quality has improve over the years. I park it next to sterio speakers when not being used and I know that helps to season the wood.
          : : As for as value? I’m having the same problem. I’m trying to find out only from a curiosity standpoint. Have no intentions of parting with it. It has become a very good friend over the years.
          : : Talk to me-ron

          1. Re: I have too have a Madeira model A25
            Andy

            : : : : Does anybody have information on a Madeira A25C that is in great condition? If you do could you give me an estimated value of it or tell me if this guitar is a good guitar?
            : : : Eric,
            I’m just getting the hang of this! I also have the model of Madeira A25, serial No.78781 which I bought from a friend in the early 80’s. He bought it new for 80 pounds sterling
            & I paid 50 pounds for it when it was nearly brand new. Yes, it’s a great guitar.I chabged the nut for a graphite one and lowered the action under the bridge. Plays great & stays in tune. Have never seen another model like it. Any info welcome. Andy.
            : : : All I can tell you is that I have an A25, not the A25C, I bought new in 11/84 that has been a real stand-up axe.
            : : : Though made in Japan, the tone quality has improve over the years. I park it next to sterio speakers when not being used and I know that helps to season the wood.
            : : : As for as value? I’m having the same problem. I’m trying to find out only from a curiosity standpoint. Have no intentions of parting with it. It has become a very good friend over the years.
            : : : Talk to me-ron

            1. Madeira A25C
              Vintelemon

              I bought a used one two years ago at a pawn shop in Maine for $100. U.S.
              It is made by Guild, plays really well. I use it for my “beater” guitar- beach, camping etc.

  8. Guild Madeira 2 String
    MikeF

    I have a Guild Madeira 12 String (model A-12)from the ’70s that has an EXTREMELY high action. Essentially unplayable at this point. I’ve asked one repair shop about the possibility of fixing it and they tell me the repair will cost more than a new guitar of equivalent value. The sound is BIG and rich and I am reluctant to use it as a room ornament. Anybody have any ideas?

    1. Re: Guild Madeira 2 String
      Kevin Rice

      I also have a Guild Madeira A-12. I have had it a couple of years now, and it has been unplayable also because of the high action. The reason the action is so high, is that the glue holding the support struts, (inside the body) is rotted away. This means that the bridge is getting no support and rises with the string tension. Is thiswhat is happening to your guitar? (You can tell by the body having a curved appearance between the bridge and the acoustic hole). I have just started doing the repair myself. If this is the samelet me know. Maybe I can take some photos, and send you instructions.

      1. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... JOEL GOLDBERG
        JOEL GOLDBERG

        : I have a Guild Madeira 12 String (model A-12)from the ’70s that has an EXTREMELY high action. Essentially unplayable at this point. I’ve asked one repair shop about the possibility of fixing it and they tell me the repair will cost more than a new guitar of equivalent value. The sound is BIG and rich and I am reluctant to use it as a room ornament. Anybody have any ideas?

        I JUST REBUILT ONE-THE PROBLEM IS THE THIN TOP AND THE EVEN THINNER BUTTRES JUST UNDER THE BRIDGE-THE WHOLE AREA IS PROBABLY LIFTED. I PUT A 3/16 BLOCK OF POPL;AR UNDER THE AREA AND BOTH GLUED AND BOLTED IT BELOW THE BRIDGE TO PREVENT IT. DIDN’T SEEM TO HURT THE SOUND AT ALL. IF YOU ARE NEAR LONG ISLAND NEW YORK, I CAN SHOW YOU HOW.

  9. Guild F20 SB
    Mary

    How much can I reasonably expect to pay for this instrument? A friend in dire straits (not the band, the condition) wants to sell his. and I am considering buying it.

  10. Info on a Guild FS46-CE
    Geoff

    I am looking at a mid 80’s Guild FS46-CE hollow body electric. Anybody have one? What can you tell me about this guitar? THANKS!

      1. Re: Guild FS46-CE For Sale
        Daniel Mulhern

        I have a 1980’s FS 46 CE Guild for sale . Nice shape and in great playing condition. It’s a great gigging guitar . If interested contact the e-mail address ,, Thanks

      2. Re: Info on a Guild FS46-CE
        BR

        Can someone/anyone approximate a value on a Guild electric hollow-body jet black 6-string FS46-CE. Family member recently passed leaving this guitar. Can’t seem to find values on the 6-string. Age around 1984 based on serial #

      3. Re: Info on a Guild FS46-CE
        rick

        : : I am looking at a mid 80’s Guild FS46-CE hollow body electric. Anybody have one? What can you tell me about this guitar? THANKS!
        : I played one last week, my friend was gigging and dragged me from the bar. I want one too! Liked everything about the guitar. Action was great, along with the tone.
        I HAVE ONE FOR SALE. IF STILL INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL ME
        THANKS
        RICK

      4. Re: Info on a Guild FS46-CE
        JR

        : : I am looking at a mid 80’s Guild FS46-CE hollow body electric. Anybody have one? What can you tell me about this guitar? THANKS!
        : I played one last week, my friend was gigging and dragged me from the bar. I want one too! Liked everything about the guitar. Action was great, along with the tone.

        I have one in mint condition to sell in New Jersey.
        [email protected]

        1. Re: Info on a Guild FS46-CE
          Jeffn

          I have a clean on in NY for sale, sunburst.

          : : : I am looking at a mid 80’s Guild FS46-CE hollow body electric. Anybody have one? What can you tell me about this guitar? THANKS!
          : : I played one last week, my friend was gigging and dragged me from the bar. I want one too! Liked everything about the guitar. Action was great, along with the tone.

          : I have one in mint condition to sell in New Jersey.
          : [email protected]

      5. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... larry
        larry

        : I am looking at a mid 80’s Guild FS46-CE hollow body electric. Anybody have one? What can you tell me about this guitar? THANKS!
        I played one last week, my friend was gigging and dragged me from the bar. I want one too! Liked everything about the guitar. Action was great, along with the tone.

    1. Re: Guild D40NT 1978
      Bouke van Ek

      : Can someone tell me about this guitar?What is the value? Any info would be appreciated.

      Hey there,
      I bought this guitar in 1980 in Spokane.
      No idea about the value. Curious!!
      greetings fron The Netherlands

    2. Re: Guild D40NT 1978
      david

      : Can someone tell me about this guitar?What is the value? Any info would be appreciated.

      this guitar is worth around 600 dollars depending on the condition. do you still have it to sell? if so, i would be interested. email me [email protected] thanks

      1. Re: Guild D40NT 1978
        tammy

        Hi I purchased this guitar model in a san francisco vintage shop and was wondering if someone could tell me about it the serial number is 48256 (inside on paper) another number on the guitar which is 48256 so I assume that is the serial number. Model#guild D40nt. thanks for any info you can provide. It has an awesome sound, better than any acoustic I have heard

        : : Can someone tell me about this guitar?What is the

        value? Any info would be appreciated.

        : this guitar is worth around 600 dollars depending on the condition. do you still have it to sell? if so, i would be interested. email me [email protected] thanks

    3. Re: Guild D40NT 1978
      allyson purpera

      : Can someone tell me about this guitar?What is the value? Any info would be appreciated.

      Did you find out what it’s worth? I have one about that age I’d like to sell.

    4. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Andy
      Andy

      Can someone tell me about this guitar?What is the value? Any info would be appreciated.

    1. Re: Guild S4CE-BG
      Les Roughley

      I have a RED Guild S4CE B.G.and would be interested to know if there are many like mine in the U.K.

    2. Re: Guild S4CE-BG
      Alejandro alvarez

      : Please help me locate a Guild S4CE-BG or any Guild S4CE. I am looking to purchase one of these guitars.
      : Thanks, Alejandro

    3. Re: Guild S4CE-BG
      Jim

      : Please help me locate a Guild S4CE-BG or any Guild S4CE. I am looking to purchase one of these guitars.
      : Thanks, Steven.

      I have a pristine 1999 model high gloss natural finish that I am selling… almost never played..original owner papers..lol..case keys

    4. Re: Guild S4CE-BG
      Perez

      : Please help me locate a Guild S4CE-BG or any Guild S4CE. I am looking to purchase one of these guitars.
      : Thanks, Steven.

      Hello,
      I’m wondering if you found one?
      I have one and I’m thinking of selling it.

      1. Re: Guild S4CE-BG Perez
        Steven Prieto

        : : Please help me locate a Guild S4CE-BG or any Guild S4CE. I am looking to purchase one of these guitars.
        : : Thanks, Steven.

        : I have since found one but would still be interested in yours as mine is green. [email protected] contact me.
        : Hello,
        : I’m wondering if you found one?
        : I have one and I’m thinking of selling it.

        1. Re: Guild S4CE-BG Perez
          John Booth

          : : : Please help me locate a Guild S4CE-BG or any Guild S4CE. I am looking to purchase one of these guitars.
          : : : Thanks, Steven.

          : : I have since found one but would still be interested in yours as mine is green. [email protected] contact me.

          : : Hello,
          : : I’m wondering if you found one?
          : : I have one and I’m thinking of selling it.

          Hi,
          You still selling the Guild? If so pls write me at [email protected]

          1. Re: Guild S4CE-BG Perez
            Rob Klein

            : : : : Please help me locate a Guild S4CE-BG or any Guild S4CE. I am looking to purchase one of these guitars.
            : : : : Thanks, Steven.

            : : : I have since found one but would still be interested in yours as mine is green. [email protected] contact me.

            :
            : : : Hello,
            : : : I’m wondering if you found one?
            : : : I have one and I’m thinking of selling it.

            : Hi,
            : You still selling the Guild? If so pls write me at [email protected]

            Looking for one in blue, will pay high $$$.

            PLease e-mail at [email protected]

            RK

    5. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Steven
      Steven

      Please help me locate a Guild S4CE-BG or any Guild S4CE. I am looking to purchase one of these guitars.
      Thanks, Steven.

      1. Re:Guild S4CE-BG Songbird.
        John j Truen sr.

        Hello. I am looking for a Guild S4CE-BG songbird thinline model acoustic electric guitar, in red or blue hg finish. I have seen quite a few for sale in natural wood finish, but not in the Barry Gibb signature model colours. If you have one of these guitars, in new condition, or in excellent used condition, and are interested in selling, please send me an email. Thankyou. John sr. Email:[email protected]

      2. Re:Guild S4CE-BG Songbird.
        John sr.Anonymous

        Hello. I am looking for a Guild S4CE-BG songbird thinline model acoustic electric guitar, in red or blue hg finish. I have seen quite a few for sale in natural wood finish, but not in the Barry Gibb signature model colours. If you have one of these guitars, in new condition, or in excellent used condition, and are interested in selling, please send me an email. Thankyou. John sr. Email:[email protected]

  11. Guild 39147
    R Pelto

    If had this Guild Guitar for a long time its fun to play. I was wondering where I could find the value of it. Its a solid body elect. The back of the head has the number 39174. Other than the guild inlayed lettering in the front of the head.

  12. old guitar
    Bob Robinson

    i found a old guitar at flee market looks like late 40s guitar it has pictures of cowboys says super tones inside and it is painted with singing cowboys words on it. it is acoustic or classical..just want to know if it has any value…please help…….Bob email me with any help..

  13. Guild D-46 BLD
    Tim Richardson

    I have a Guild D-46 BLD that is dated on the inside May 10, 1985 (S/N DL100927). All info I read concerning Guild dating shows the last S/N being DL100870. Does anyone have any info as to the gap in numbering?

    1. Re: Guild D-46 BLD
      John

      I also have a Guild D-46 S/N DL100917 I bought it new shortly before my brother’s wedding in 1985.

      : I have a Guild D-46 BLD that is dated on the inside May 10, 1985 (S/N DL100927). All info I read concerning Guild dating shows the last S/N being DL100870. Does anyone have any info as to the gap in numbering?

      1. Re: Guild D-46 BLD
        Happie

        : I also have a Guild D-46 S/N DL100917 I bought it new shortly before my brother’s wedding in 1985.

        : : I have a Guild D-46 BLD that is dated on the inside May 10, 1985 (S/N DL100927). All info I read concerning Guild dating shows the last S/N being DL100870. Does anyone have any info as to the gap in numbering?

        I have a Guild D-46 BLD dated dec 8th 1980 SN#DL100244 I would be intrested in learning more about it!

  14. 66 Guild F30 - Broken Headstock!!
    Jamie

    I’m trying to get an accurate replacement value for insurance/repair purposes. One store gave estimate at 800-900.
    Another store said its closer to $1600! This is a really sweet guitar, everyone whose ever played it, heard it raves about it.

    1. Re: 66 Guild F30 - Broken Headstock!!
      cooper

      : I’m trying to get an accurate replacement value for insurance/repair purposes. One store gave estimate at 800-900.
      : Another store said its closer to $1600! This is a really sweet guitar, everyone whose ever played it, heard it raves about it.

      i have 2 of them–contact me

  15. looking for Guild DV52 acoustic guitar
    Darryl

    My DV 52 was stolen in California and I am looking to replace it. Must be high gloss. new or used, w/pick up or without ok. Call me at 707/923-4949 or email me at [email protected]

    Thank you.

    1. Re: looking for Guild DV52 acoustic guitar
      Huey

      :I have a new looking DV-52-NT (glossy) with a pick up. Hardshell case included. Make me an offer. I live in Texas.

  16. Guild dreadnaught wanted
    Mike

    Hi there,
    I am looking for a ’70s Guild dreadnaught in good shape, with no cracks or other serious problems. Normal dings/scuffs OK. Primarily looking for a D-25/25M, but will consider all. Love the sound of those older Guilds and would like to find a nice player.
    Thanks a lot,
    Mike

    1. Re: Guild dreadnaught wanted
      Michele

      Hi Mike,

      I’ve got a Guild Madeira A-30R. It has to be at least late 80’s, maybe even 70’s. The sound is wonderful, like nothing I’ve seen or heard since the late 70’s fenders. I bought it second-hand in 1988. I hate to part with it, but I have small hands and pretty bad arthritis, so I hardly play anymore. I might be open to an offer.

      Thanks,
      Michele

      1. Re: Guild dreadnaught wanted
        allyson purpera

        : Hi Mike,

        :
        : I’ve got a Guild Madeira A-30R. It has to be at least late 80’s, maybe even 70’s. The sound is wonderful, like nothing I’ve seen or heard since the late 70’s fenders. I bought it second-hand in 1988. I hate to part with it, but I have small hands and pretty bad arthritis, so I hardly play anymore. I might be open to an offer.

        : Thanks,
        : Michele

        I have a D40NT from the late 70’s for sell. (Used but good condition). It has a great aged sound. Contact me if interested.
        Allyson

  17. Information on a guitar
    Doyle Ragsdell

    I have recently aquired a mexican made Fender Duo-sonic guitar with a short fret board. I would like some information on this model as well as a price.The model number is MN411884. Thank you.

    1. Re: Guild DC5E Electric Acoustic
      Bob Woodtke

      I have a 1996 Guild Electric Accoustic model DC-5E NT ( not sure what the NT,…something o do with neck)…paid about $1350 Canadaina st Steve’s (not including taxes)…not sure at this point what to ask for it,….did you ind one yet if so whats suggested price,…mines in Excellent condiion with case.

    2. Re: Guild DC5E Electric Acoustic
      jim snyder

      I just saw your question. I happen to be interested in a Taylor and am willing to trade. I too am looking to see about current value, opinions, etc. This guild is my main acoustic guitar. The guitar has a great response. Beautiful for rhythm. Some resistance. Not easy to play. But as I say, the response is great. I paid US$800 in ’99. The list price was US$1,100.

    3. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... John
      John

      I’m looking at purchasing a used 1994 Guild DC5E guitar. The guitar looks to be in fine condition and plays very nice. I’m trying to get a ballpark idea of the value of this guitar and/or if there where any problems with these guitars that I should be looking for. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  18. Guild X-2000
    Matt Trani

    I have a Guild X-2000 I bought from a friend in Germany nearly ten years ago. It’s serial number is cl000049 ( I think) I need to sell it and i cant find a correct price. One guitar shop here told me that it was a nightbird, but I think they are wrong. I found a germany site that had my guitar on it and a price of 2,900 DM which is ruffly $1800, in poor condition. Can you help me get the right price. Guitar shops here are trying to screw me one guy had the guts to offer me $125.00 (not selling it for that price.)

    1. Re: Guild X-2000
      Dave R

      Matt, Could you please email me. I have some questions about the X-2000. Thanks,Dave
      : I have a Guild X-2000 I bought from a friend in Germany nearly ten years ago. It’s serial number is cl000049 ( I think) I need to sell it and i cant find a correct price. One guitar shop here told me that it was a nightbird, but I think they are wrong. I found a germany site that had my guitar on it and a price of 2,900 DM which is ruffly $1800, in poor condition. Can you help me get the right price. Guitar shops here are trying to screw me one guy had the guts to offer me $125.00 (not selling it for that price.)

      1. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Dave R
        Dave R

        Sorry for the typo. Meant X2000 not X2999:
        I have a Guild X-2000 I bought from a friend in Germany nearly ten years ago. It’s serial number is cl000049 ( I think) I need to sell it and i cant find a correct price. One guitar shop here told me that it was a nightbird, but I think they are wrong. I found a germany site that had my guitar on it and a price of 2,900 DM which is ruffly $1800, in poor condition. Can you help me get the right price. Guitar shops here are trying to screw me one guy had the guts to offer me $125.00 (not selling it for that price.)

      1. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Dave R
        Dave R

        The Guild Nightbird name was ended in 1991 and basically became the X2999 in 1992. They only made 53 of them. The CL000049 is the correct number for that year. There is a music web site selling several of these at $2,200 though they have been at that price for over a year. They are at http://www.vintagemaster.ch/VintageMaster_List.cfm . I would think in todays ecomnomy somewhere between 1,500 to 2,000 is more realistic. I just purchased a Celeb owned first year Nightbird for $1,000. A year ago it would have fetched closer to $1,500. Hope this helps:

        I have a Guild X-2000 I bought from a friend in Germany nearly ten years ago. It’s serial number is cl000049 ( I think) I need to sell it and i cant find a correct price. One guitar shop here told me that it was a nightbird, but I think they are wrong. I found a germany site that had my guitar on it and a price of 2,900 DM which is ruffly $1800, in poor condition. Can you help me get the right price. Guitar shops here are trying to screw me one guy had the guts to offer me $125.00 (not selling it for that price.)

  19. ISO Madeira C-900
    Uncle Dave

    I’m in the market for a Madeira Classical Guitar, specifically the C-900 model. Anyone got any leads?

    Thanks,
    Uncle Dave

  20. The Guild Bass
    steve gray

    Can anyone tell me how much my b103 guild bass guitar is worth.
    The guitar was purchased in London in 1980, Can you also advise
    when these guitars were made to/from.

    Many thanks..

    1. Re: The Guild Bass
      Jamie

      Do you mean BS 301, because I have one of these – funny shaped body, single pickup (single coil, P90 type), massive neck, big schaller tuner pegs….sound familiar – I found a pic in a guitar dealers catalogue/book thing, mine is a 1979 model and I belive that a mint example is worth around £5/600 or there abouts. Don’t use mine much anymore, going to strip it and refinish it, also the pickup is broken and I’m trying to find a replacement.

  21. guild acoustic model F20
    joe holman

    I HAVE AN OLD GUILD F20 I WAS WANDERING IF ANYONE COULD TELL WHEN AND WHERE THIS GUITAR WAS MADE I KNOW IT WAS ORIGONALLY PURCHAESD IN SAN DIEGO CA.

    1. Re: guild acoustic model F20
      John

      Yeah I wanted to know if anyone has a guild F20-Sb they want to sell. If so contact me by email and I will email you my phone number and such. I would like pictures of it if possible. thanks.

      1. Re: guild acoustic model F20 - Way baack in 2002
        Rob Kirkwood

        Hi, I just came across this site and I see back in 2002 you were looking for a Guild F20 – SB Guitar. I have a Guild F20-SB Guitar in nice condition and in the original case. It sounds great. I have been trying to date it but I wouldnt know were to look – Any Ideas. I may consider selling it at the right price, Regard’s — Rob Kirkwood.

        1. Re: guild acoustic model F20 - Way baack in 2002
          Lonnie T. Hill

          : Hi, I just came across this site and I see back in 2002 you were looking for a Guild F20 – SB Guitar. I have a Guild F20-SB Guitar in nice condition and in the original case. It sounds great. I have been trying to date it but I wouldnt know were to look – Any Ideas. I may consider selling it at the right price, Regard’s — Rob Kirkwood.

          Rob I might be interested in buying your F20, what is the right price. — Lonnie Hill

    2. Re: guild acoustic model F20
      cooper

      : I HAVE AN OLD GUILD F20 I WAS WANDERING IF ANYONE COULD TELL WHEN AND WHERE THIS GUITAR WAS MADE I KNOW IT WAS ORIGONALLY PURCHAESD IN SAN DIEGO CA.

      1. Re: guild acoustic model F20
        cooper

        : : I HAVE AN OLD GUILD F20 I WAS WANDERING IF ANYONE COULD TELL WHEN AND WHERE THIS GUITAR WAS MADE I KNOW IT WAS ORIGONALLY PURCHAESD IN SAN DIEGO CA.

        pls contact me re guild

    3. Re: guild acoustic model F20
      Jamie

      What year was it made? I have a 1966 F30 and it was made in Hoboken, NJ.

      How much did you pay for the F20? I’m going to be looking at one later this week.

      1. Re: guild acoustic model F20
        Bud Crawford

        Hi,
        I’m looking for the date to my F20 Guild guitar..
        The serial number is AG 2632
        The other number inside is F20-NT

  22. Guild G-3C
    M_Weller

    Anyone know about this guitar?
    Great sound, but didn’t know Guild
    made a nylon string guitar.

    Thanks MW

  23. 1975 Guild F40
    Denny Unger

    Greetings,
    I’m considering selling a1975 guild F40 blonde ser. # 126860 very good condition. Could you please tell me what it is worth. Thanks

    1. Re: 1975 Guild F40
      KC Murphy

      : Greetings,
      : I’m considering selling a1975 guild F40 blonde ser. # 126860 very good condition. Could you please tell me what it is worth. Thanks

      ANY LUCK SELLING THIS? IF SO CAN YOU DIVULGE SELLING PRICE?

      IF NOT STILL AVAILABLE? HOW MUCH?

      Mine has been stolen.

      KC

  24. 1975 Guild F40
    Denny Unger

    Greetings,
    I’m considering selling a1975 guild F40 blonde ser. # 126860 very good condition. Could you please tell me what it is worth. Thanks

  25. 1975 Guild F40
    Denny Unger

    Greetings,
    I’m considering selling a1975 guild F40 blonde ser. # 126860 very good condition. Could you please tell me what it is worth. Thanks

  26. Looking to sell Martin D-62 Excellent Condition
    Ken Sevey

    Interested in selling a Martin D-62 Special Edition (all flamed maple). Excellent condition.

    1. Re: Looking to sell Martin D-62 Excellent Condition
      Tim Budd

      : Interested in selling a Martin D-62 Special Edition (all flamed maple). Excellent condition.

      Dude!!! You decided to sell the Martin??!! I am always the last to know! You can probably buy the next Jeep with that $$$$. Let me know if you want me to talk to the Guitar collector/expert that I work with. He is the one that had the 1932? Martin D-18 that he let me play. He is a good guy and prrobably knows someone that would snatch your Martin up!!!!!

      Tim

  27. Stinger by C.F. Martin & Co.
    Ed from Indiana

    Stinger by C.F Martin & Co. My best guess-Made overseas l980’s
    Ques. where and when made and value? P.S. it’s elec.

    1. Re: Stinger by C.F. Martin & Co.
      Delbert Nunez

      : Stinger by C.F Martin & Co.
      : Ques. where and when made and value? P.S. it’s bass.

    1. Re: Guild G37SB
      TONY.

      : im lookin for a Guild G37SB Acoustic Guitar.if anyone has any please email me.
      DEAR ADAM, HAVE A 1978 GUILD G37 BL. NOT FOR SALE BUT ANY IDEA OF VALUE, IN GUILD CASE. THANKS TONY. U.K.

  28. Madeira A-40 by Guild
    Bruce

    I have a Madeira A-40 that is about 25 years old. I know it was distributed by Guild and made in Japan. Does anyone have any more info about this model? Thanks for your help.
    Bruce

    1. Re: Madeira A-40 by Guild
      Jim of Michigan

      : I have a Madeira A-40 that is about 25 years old. I know it was distributed by Guild and made in Japan. Does anyone have any more info about this model? Thanks for your help.
      : Bruce

      1. Re: Madeira A-40 by Guild
        Jim of Michigan

        Wish I could help…Reason is that I have a Madeira Guild A-72 or A-17…Hard to read anymore due to the fact that my brother bought it back in 1973……Let me know if you find anything out….good luck bro

  29. Madeira EG-60MR
    Christos

    Hey, I am the proud owner of a Madeira EG-60MR.. I cannot seem to get any info on this guitar..I emailed guild and could not get any response..Can anyone tell me anything about this guitar ..It sounds great and is in great shape..I wanted to know the year it was made,What kind of humbucker pickups did they use,where was it manufactured,And what type of wood was it made of and if any value..Thanks Chris

    1. Re: Madeira EG-60MR
      Mike

      Try looking at http://www.harmonycentral.com, seems the bodies are ash and made in the 80′,s if you find anything else let me know<.Mike: Hey, I am the proud owner of a Madeira EG-60MR.. I cannot seem to get any info on this guitar..I emailed guild and could not get any response..Can anyone tell me anything about this guitar ..It sounds great and is in great shape..I wanted to know the year it was made,What kind of humbucker pickups did they use,where was it manufactured,And what type of wood was it made of and if any value..Thanks Chris

  30. Hi there,
    I just picked up a used Madeira LP Junior copy (double cutaway) that was made in Japan. It is in nice shape and has two great-sounding P90 soapbar pups. Anyone know the latest date this guitar might have been made, having been made in Japan? Any info. on the guitar’s construction is also greatly appreciated.
    Thanks a lot,
    Mike

      1. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Craig Johnson
        Craig Johnson

        Hi, I just bought one onf these myself, and I havn’t found much either, in fact this IS the only reference to a LPJr. I have found, did you find anything since this posting?I found only reference to the name, in vintage Guitar article on Tele imports, and only a metion, and a few tele reviews on Harmony Central. : Hi there,
        : I just picked up a used Madeira LP Junior copy (double cutaway) that was made in Japan. It is in nice shape and has two great-sounding P90 soapbar pups. Anyone know the latest date this guitar might have been made, having been made in Japan? Any info. on the guitar’s construction is also greatly appreciated.
        : Thanks a lot,
        : Mike

  31. Hi there,
    I just picked up a used Madeira LP Junior copy (double cutaway) that was made in Japan. It is in nice shape and has two great-sounding P90 soapbar pups. Anyone know the latest date this guitar might have been made, having been made in Japan? Any info. on the guitar’s construction is also greatly appreciated.
    Thanks a lot,
    Mike

    1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars c600 when was it made
      RolAnd

      : 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.

    2. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      vince

      : 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.

      Hi. Can you tell me what year the A-18 model was made?

      1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
        vince

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

        1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
          Bruce Bush

          : 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.

    3. Re: Guild Madeira C600
      Ranee

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

    4. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      Pick

      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.

    5. Re: Guild Madeira guitars Model A12
      Melanie

      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 ;-(

    6. Re: Guild Madeira guitars A-30R Neck
      Greg

      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?

      1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars A-30R Neck
        Tony Bettes

        : 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.

    7. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      Paul

      : 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.

      1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
        Patrick

        : : 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.

        1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars where to find tuners
          steve LoMastro

          : : : 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.

          1. Re: Guild Madeira Electric
            Lawschu

            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

            1. Re: Guild Madeira Electric
              henry

              ;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

        2. Re: Guild Madeira guitars-relacing tuners
          Bob_Indy

          : : : 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.

          1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars-relacing tuners
            GREG GUITARS LLC

            : : : : 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.

      2. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
        Paul

        : : 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?

        1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
          Mike

          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

    8. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      jake

      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

    9. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      ROY DELLAGNESE

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

      1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
        Jeff

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

        1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
          Jeff

          : :
          : : 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

    10. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      ROY DELLAGNESE

      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

    11. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      Brad Hobday

      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?

    12. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      David Cutler

      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?

      1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
        Ann

        : 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?

    13. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      ken

      : 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.

      1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
        ken

        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.

    14. Madeira A-12
      ab

      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?

    15. guild madeira A-10
      Diego

      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

      1. Guild Madeira A-4
        Leah

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

        1. Re: Guild Madeira A-4
          Steve

          : 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

    16. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      Bobby

      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-

      1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
        Beau

        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

        1. Madeira P500
          Rusty

          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

      2. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
        Gerrod

        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

        1. Madeira P712 or P812
          Anonymous

          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
          [email protected]

        2. WTB: P712 or P812 Madeira
          Anonymous

          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

          1. p712 madeira serial #a1943 made in japan.
            Anonymous

            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.

    17. madeira mandolin???
      drew

      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

    18. Re: Electric Guild Madeira guitars
      Jim

      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.

      1. Re: Electric Guild Madeira guitars
        Jim

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

    19. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      Paul Gletow

      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 111×92. I foget the middle digit. Can you help me identify this thing and get an idea of its value..

      1. Guild G-41
        Anonymous

        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.

    20. I need help C600
      mike

      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.

      1. Re: I need help C600
        Jerry

        : 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

    21. Re: Guild Madeira guitars - C-60
      LISA

      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.

      1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars - C-60
        Jerry

        : 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.
        I would be interested in purchasing your guitar, the cheaper the better 😉 You can contacte me at [email protected] thanx

    22. Guild Madeira for sale.... Model A30 R
      Zac

      This guitar needs some TLC but still plays and looks pretty good. The popularity of these makes me want to see this one go to someone who will use it and love it the way it was meant. I just don’t play that much anymore to keep this. Plz e-mail with questions and offers. Guitar will be available for pickup only in Northwest Indiana area.
      [email protected]

      1. Re: Guild Madeira for sale.... Model A30 R
        Jerry

        : This guitar needs some TLC but still plays and looks pretty good. The popularity of these makes me want to see this one go to someone who will use it and love it the way it was meant. I just don’t play that much anymore to keep this. Plz e-mail with questions and offers. Guitar will be available for pickup only in Northwest Indiana area.
        : [email protected]
        I am learning how to play guitar and would be interested in purchasing your guitar ..please email me at [email protected]

        1. Re: Guild Madeira for sale.... Model A30 R
          landon dodd

          : :What are you asking for the Madeira?

          This guitar needs some TLC but still plays and looks pretty good. The popularity of these makes me want to see this one go to someone who will use it and love it the way it was meant. I just don’t play that much anymore to keep this. Plz e-mail with questions and offers. Guitar will be available for pickup only in Northwest Indiana area.
          : : [email protected]
          : I am learning how to play guitar and would be interested in purchasing your guitar ..please email me at [email protected]

    23. madeira 12 string
      joe fulford

      i have a 12 string guitar with madeira intalyed on the headstock.
      the lble inside says:
      madeira
      a-12
      adjusted and distributed exclusivly by
      guild serial
      its a fantastic guitar i found in a charity shop it was £10
      can u tell me anything about it
      or how much its worth etc

      1. Re: madeira 12 string
        Casey

        I just bought the same guitar, though mine says AM-12… it is fantastic! have you found out anything more about yours?

        1. Re: madeira 12 string
          mark

          I just bought an A-12A and it is wonderful. The previous owner played in a band so it has a pick-up in in and sounds so full and alive when played. I also have a Martin D-28 which has been getting a rest……but solid guitar.

    24. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      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.

      1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
        RAY VINCENT

        : : 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.

    25. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      jason

      hi i have a madiera A-2 serial number478702 i know nothing about the guitar i have had it about 10 years and know my friend had it for about 10 yrsw before that it plays well and is a durable instrument please give me any info

    26. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      jason

      hi i have a madiera A-2 serial number478702 i know nothing about the guitar i have had it about 10 years and know my friend had it for about 10 yrsw before that it plays well and is a durable instrument please give me any info

      1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
        Joey Porter

        Will someone give me any details about my Guild-Madeira Model p712 guitar? I know nothing about the guitar. Please, any information about it will be helpful

    27. Madeira classical guitar
      Uncle Dave

      I had a Madeira classical guitar for some time. I’d swear that the promo material I got from Guild said the classicals were built in Spain. My model was a C-900. When I had it appraised, it didn’t show up in the blue book, the highest "C" being "600." Solid cedar top, rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, bone nut and saddle, wood and plastic binding–exquisite sound and playability! I remember the neck being wide, even for a classical. ‘Made it fun to learn lute songs on it.

      I pawned it ten years ago (hard times), and would love to find another. I’m in the market for classical guitar again, and I compare every one I see now with my memories of this one. So, who’s hiding and hoarding? Let’s talk.

      Uncle Dave

      Related:
      Classical Guitarists

      1. Re: Madeira classical guitar
        Tim Heckman

        : I had a Madeira classical guitar for some time. I’d swear that the promo material I got from Guild said the classicals were built in Spain. My model was a C-900. When I had it appraised, it didn’t show up in the blue book, the highest "C" being "600." Solid cedar top, rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, bone nut and saddle, wood and plastic binding–exquisite sound and playability! I remember the neck being wide, even for a classical. ‘Made it fun to learn lute songs on it.

        : I pawned it ten years ago (hard times), and would love to find another. I’m in the market for classical guitar again, and I compare every one I see now with my memories of this one. So, who’s hiding and hoarding? Let’s talk.

        : Uncle Dave

        1. Re: Madeira classical guitar
          Lisa Szczesny

          : : I had a Madeira classical guitar for some time. I’d swear that the promo material I got from Guild said the classicals were built in Spain. My model was a C-900. When I had it appraised, it didn’t show up in the blue book, the highest "C" being "600." Solid cedar top, rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, bone nut and saddle, wood and plastic binding–exquisite sound and playability! I remember the neck being wide, even for a classical. ‘Made it fun to learn lute songs on it.

          : : I pawned it ten years ago (hard times), and would love to find another. I’m in the market for classical guitar again, and I compare every one I see now with my memories of this one. So, who’s hiding and hoarding? Let’s talk.

          : : Uncle Dave
          He there…I am currently selling the guitar you speak of. Guild Madeira c60. My parents bought it for me in the early seventies….my email is [email protected].
          feel free to contact me.

        2. Re: Madeira classical guitar
          Tim Heckman

          : : I had a Madeira classical guitar for some time. I’d swear that the promo material I got from Guild said the classicals were built in Spain. My model was a C-900. When I had it appraised, it didn’t show up in the blue book, the highest "C" being "600." Solid cedar top, rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, bone nut and saddle, wood and plastic binding–exquisite sound and playability! I remember the neck being wide, even for a classical. ‘Made it fun to learn lute songs on it.

          : : I pawned it ten years ago (hard times), and would love to find another. I’m in the market for classical guitar again, and I compare every one I see now with my memories of this one. So, who’s hiding and hoarding? Let’s talk.

          : : Uncle Dave

          Hi, Uncle Dave I have a fantastic 1977 or 78 GUILD P-600 in mint condition for sale. It’s at a shop being sold on consignment. It’s been there for 4 mnths. now. The owner told me he was interested but, he never got back to me. If you want to buy it, once I get it back this week, you can leave your e-mail and I’ll send you my contact info. Thanks for your time. I’m still trying to find out it’s value.

      2. Re: Madeira classical guitar
        Rick

        I recently aquired a Madeira C-60. It really sounds awesome. If anyone has anymore updated information on this guitar please let me know

      3. Re: Madeira classical guitar
        Nicholas

        I got a C-60 from a pawn shop (2009) for $54.00. I thought it would be a cheap piece of crap because someone had it strung with steel strings and it was warped pretty bad. They also wrote all over it with permanent marker. Really I just bought it because I needed something to play (my other guitar is dead now). I got home and found most of the bracing lifted off the inside, so I glued that down (pretty terrible job, but it works)and strung it up, and holy crap! this thing can sing.

      4. Re: Madeira classical guitar
        softhackle

        I purchased a used Maderia classical Model C-60, serial #70412 10 years ago and have been trying to obtain info on this guitar over the last severial years with no luck. It now appears from this web page that many of us are in the same position. I suspect from your post and others my C-60 is at the lower end from the C-900 & C-600????? Either way it gets played daily and sounds wonderfully warm and alive. Couldn’t be w/o it.

      5. Re: Madeira classical guitar
        sam

        I have a Madeira guitar by guild model # p712 for almost 30 years in brand new condition no dents or scorches it looks like its brand new i was woundering if you might know how much it coasts

        1. Re: Madeira classical guitar
          sam

          : I have a Madeira guitar by guild model # p712 for almost 30 years in brand new condition no dents or scorches it looks like its brand new i was woundering if you might know how much it coasts

          1. Re: Madeira classical guitar
            Jerry

            : : I have a Madeira guitar by guild model # p712 for almost 30 years in brand new condition no dents or scorches it looks like its brand new i was woundering if you might know how much it coasts

            Hi would you be interested in selling it? Iam learning how to play guitar and would like to purchase a madeira..thank you

      6. Re: Madeira classical guitar
        Gary

        I have a Madeira C-900 classical guitar that I bought in 1978. It has the rosewood sides and back with a cedar top. The sound, after 24 years of play, is outstanding. As I recall, I paid about $350 or $400 for it in 1978. I’d love to know what it might be worth today. It doesn’t really matter I guess, because I couldn’t part with it. It’s part of the family. I have a Martin, a Washburn, a Gibson and an Ovation, but when I really need therapy, I always pick up the Madeira.

    28. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      Thomas E. Krasinski

      : 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.

      1. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
        john

        thanks for the info. i’ve been wondering about Madeiras for years. i had a 12 string Madeira which i bought in about 1977 or 1978 (or thereabouts), played for years and eventually sold. i’ve regretted it ever since. i loved that guitar, but i never really thought about who made it or where it came from, until years later when i wanted to buy again and could never find Madeiras anywhere. now i REALLY wish i’d kept it!

    29. Re: Guild Madeira guitars
      palmquist

      hey Bill,
      I don’t know my woods very well. I just picked up a "Madeira by Guild" with extremely blonde
      wood on the side, back and tuning head piece. It’s got an "A30M" label inside but it looks almost
      like Ash. So, this is still mahogony?

      It’s a beauty. The fretboard and bridge are in great condition.
      It seems someone replaced the original tuning pegs with a Grover tuning peg.

      ‘The letters in the model numbers do mean R=rosewood, M=mahogony, S=spruce, H-herringbone, and A=abalone"

    30. Thanks Bill
      rprena

      Thanks Bill for your interesting comments on Madiera guitars. I do like my A30R, and I believe I purchased it in 1971. However I find the local guitar shops using a blue book to evaluate it, and offering $100 or so. Obviously I would not sell it for that. What do you think of Tacoma?

      1. Re: Thanks Bill
        Bill

        : Thanks Bill for your interesting comments on Madiera guitars. I do like my A30R, and I believe I purchased it in 1971. However I find the local guitar shops using a blue book to evaluate it, and offering $100 or so. Obviously I would not sell it for that. What do you think of Tacoma? The bluebook doesnt tell of workmanship and materials from imports as well as it does from USA made guitars. Tacomas might be the best guitar for the money. Much less than the other American guitars with hardly any differences in materials and workmanship. I dont however like the smaller chief series. I love the dreadnaught, the concert body, and my fav is the jumbo cutaway made from koa. Every bit as good as a Taylor or Martin.

    31. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Bill
      Bill

      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.

      1. GUILD C60 Medeira
        Anonymous

        Hello Im wanting to know detail about the guild C60 Medeira. what kid of wood is it made of and what is it worth today.

      2. 70s Madeira R-30
        mclem

        My Madeira R-30 has an adjustable bridge. I’m missing one of the two adjust screws. Where can I get one? Thanks

      3. A-9 Guild serial number 02434
        Maryellen

        I have a-9 Guild, serial number 02434, excellent shape. Original hardcase. What is it worth? I have no idea what year it is!

      4. Madeira R-20
        hank buck

        I have an P-20 6 string with an 8 digit Serial. All Numeric. Flat Headstock, I an figuring 1973, would love some information. light blond front and rich red tone deep brown rear body and rear neck. My Bro and Nephew are really impressed.

      5. Madeira by Guild C600
        Roger

        Got the C600 new in 1973 at a College Bookstore, the classical guitar looked & sounded great back then & the tone is excellent today.
        Barely used I’m afraid, just dug it out & tuned it up B4 deciding to search for current info. on these.

        1. Madeira C-600
          Scott

          Hi Roger, I recently acquired a beautiful C-600 that I believe to be from ’73 or ’74. I got it from the original owner but he could’t recall exactly what year he bought it. Mine has “MADE IN JAPAN” stamped in black ink inside on the neck support block and adjacent to that stamped on the inside of the back is the number 70304. Does your’s have similar markings? Mine also has “SERIAL NO. 7341” on bottom of the oval Madeira/Guild sticker and it appears to have a solid spruce top. Thank you, Scott

      6. I just found this website by accident. I have a Madeira A-12 and I was interested in the value because I’m looking to sell
        it. It’s in the original hard case with some extras inside. Everything is in great shape. You can contact me at [email protected] Thanks,Lenny

      7. Madeira classical C600
        Anonymous

        I have a Madeira C600 classical guitar. I have read all I can find on the net, but no one mentions anything about that inst. when it has NO SERIAL number… I have looked inside for the usual locations…even used a mirror for hidden spots. Can anyone enlighten me…country of origin, approx. age.. any comments welcome ! Thank you

        1. Nice Classical Guitar
          Guido

          Must be a “Made in Japan: guitar, does it have an oval label in the sound-hole? They did not have serial numbers, the square labels sometimes had serial numbers, but they were also often made in Korea in the mid-late 1980’s. I have a catalog/price list from the late 70’s(?) I believe they were making 3 models of classical guitars then, C-10, C-60 and C-600. I might be able to find it in my files and let you know the differences and original suggested prices.

          Guido

          1. Madeira C-600
            Anonymous

            Just futzing around and found “Guitar Site” and some information on Madeira guitars.

            I’ve had one for a number of years (purchased at an auction for $65), and wonder if it can be dated.

            Oval label in sound hole which says:

            Madeira
            Model: C-600
            adjusted and distributed exclusively by Guild
            Serial Number: 70610

            Nothing else.
            Nothing on head stock, base of neck.

            Just curious. As I said, I bought it an estate auction a long time ago.

            Any help would be appreciated.

            Mario in Victoria BC

            Guild D35 (1972)
            Guild D50 (1973 & 1975)
            Guild D4-12 NT (1993)
            Martin D12-20 (1966)
            Madeira C-600 (????)
            Suzuki W300 (????)
            Yamaha FG-180

            1. Probably not Japanese
              Steven Boyd

              I just read an extensive but admittedly officially unconfirmed by the writer on the sparse history of Madeira. Yes, sometimes the Koreans would use an oval label but not exclusively like the Japanese did, according to the article. It’s the following statement printed that gives it away as Korean.

              “adjusted and distributed exclusively by Guild”

              However, I cannot confirm that. I’m just now learning of Madeira after placing an order on eBay for an A12 Japanese made so I am just starting my research.

      8. Madeira A30-R
        Kiva

        That AR-30 was the first acoustic guitar that I had ever bought. While at University in 1977 I became quite broke one month, and so in order to eat and as it was the only object that I owned of any value, sold it to a neighbor in my dorm, who, while having a bad trip on LSD one Friday night proceeded to scream “EL KABONG” and did his rendition of an angst teenage Pete Townshend, smashing the poor and innocent guitar repeatedly on the hard green and white tiled floor until all he had left in his hands was the bloody stump of the neck.

      9. I just got an A-12
        Oren

        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.

      10. A-30MS Madeira
        guy

        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.

      11. Madeira Model # A I-N/serial number M1077 info..
        Anonymous

        Hello. I found this site researching my step dad’s guitar. He passed away a few years back and i bought all of his guitars from his brother. This little gem is in perfect condition and plays and sounds great! It has nice, rich tones and is mahogany. I suspect this guitar is pre-1960 because of the serial number. I have looked at several sites that say Guild serial numbers pre-1960 were not kept well. Anyone have info or a website that can verify this? Thanks.

        1. No Madeira Serial databases
          Guido

          Just so you know, Madeiras have no database of serial numbers, and very little info on when models were introduced and discontinued. In general: 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.

          The A-1 was an early model and was one of the most basic models. As you know, they sound great, common theory holds that the early Madeira’s were USA parts, sent to Japan for assembly. Yours probably has a decal on the headstock, dot fretboard inlays, and a simple rosette – similar to my A-2 and I love the tone of mine. My bridge lifted, so I’m waiting on getting a Bridge Doctor to install. Best of luck with yours!

          Guido

      12. MADEIRA EG-41 BLK
        Victor

        Does anyone know something about this electric one? MADEIRA EG 41 BLK
        I found couple of places selling it for around 450$.
        Is this guitar that old? I have one but looks a bit old also.
        Should I sell it?
        Any idea…Thanks.

        1. Do you still have it?
          Guido

          I see you posted this almost 2 years ago, but do you still have the Madeira EG-41 BLK?

          That should be a Strat type body with a single humbucker near the bridge. I bet those places selling for around $450 still have them for sale if they didn’t come down in price. Unfortunately, unless it has the original hard case, and is inperfect condition – i wouldn’t expect to get more than $150 for it. It is in the same class as modern Epiphones and Squiers – a low-cost alternative made in Asia (most likely yours was made in Japan). I like them, because one of my first guitars was a Madeira acoustic, and now I have 20ish guitars all Guild, and “by Guild”.

          Let me know if you still have it…

          Guido

      13. model a12
        brian

        I have a model A12, 12 string in beautiful shape. The head is rectangular with round corners. The inside tag has no dates or location. how could I find out what year and country of manufacturing? I can send pictures.

      14. Madeira FD w 4100
        Anonymous

        Hi all,
        I just bought a Madeira FD w 4100 acustic guitar. it sounds a looks amazing. I know nothing abut this guitar as well as the young guy that sold it to me that just said: “someone gave it to my futher”…
        I can not find anything on the web regarding that model, can anyone direct me?
        thanks a mill,
        Sam

        1. Maderia A 20
          Slavius

          I also have a Maderia A 20, Japanese assembled, bought in 1973. I’ve read many of these comments, and I just wanted to say that I believe this to be a good quality guitar, despite some of the negative comments. Mine is still very solid, shows no age, is a real looker with the mahagony sides and back (almost like a cherrywood), and has a clear tone. I also have a Godin, Seagull, handmade in Canada, which is much newer (bought about 14 years ago), looks, plays, and sounds good, but no better than my Maderia. The tones are different of course. One thing I like about the Maderia is that it “holds tune” extremely well, better than the Godin. All things considered, I give the old Maderias a thumb’s up.

      15. Madeira guitars
        Wyzrdofahs

        I see lots of people asking how to tell if their Madeira is a Japanese or Korean model and it is actually quite easy to tell, just look at the headstock if it has just a simple rectangular shape it is one of the early Japanese ones it it is rounded on top then it is a Korean one I’m not sure what year the change was but that is how you can tell which country it was made in!
        Now as to the quality of an old Madeira I can tell you this much, My A-40 Concert box has been played by some Major players over the years including Steve Miller and Taj Mahal and basically everyone that has played it agrees that it is a excellent instrument that they would be proud to own! For sound and tonal quality as well as playability the upper grade Madeira’s are definitely comparable to Gibson, Guild and Martin models that cost well over $1,000!

      16. Madeira c600
        Todd

        I have a c600 Madeira Classical Guitar. My Dad Aaron Shearer gave it to me about 30 years ago. I’m not sure how to date it. There are no markings on it except for the Model # Label. Any help would be appreciated.

      17. Guild Madeira Guitars
        Mike Frazier

        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 [email protected] 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!!

      18. A-12 madiera guitar
        Gilbert Carlton

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

        1. I have an A-12 Madeira w the serial number in great condition. I was just on this website looking for information and prices on it and saw your request. If interested you can contact me. Thanks,Lenny

      19. Madeira Electric
        Larry

        I have a Madiera EG-50MB electric in great condition.
        I would love to learn more about this guitar but there is very little info out there. Can anyone help?
        Thanks

      20. guild 712 madeira serial number a1937
        george

        just wondering when it was made , what its made of, and the worth , thank you it sounds like no other 12 string i have played before it sounds great and is very easy to finger pick any info on this matter would be great thank you

      21. Guild Madeira
        Gail Lee

        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

      22. Madeira A30R
        Slarti

        Back in the early – mid 1970s I purchased a new Madeira A-30R from a music shop in Fleet (UK). I can’t remember how much I paid for it, but won’t have been much as I had only just started work then.
        I’ve still got it; it’s unmarked, and still plays beautifully.
        The serial number is either 27001 or 270015 – the final digit is very blurred and cound be anything.
        Any suggestions as to how I can find out more about when this guitar was made please.
        Cheers

      23. Madeira A 25
        Nobby

        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

      24. TI own a Madeira 6string acoustic left to me by my father, which he was given by a terminal cancer friend in the early 80’s. The lable inside has two underline marks, top is model#, which is smeared & the second line directly under it reads a seven digit serial # starting with 66 . I’m definitely definitely not looking to sell, but i really would like to know it’s year of origin.. i have read how Guild/Madeira overthe years has lost or destroyed records over the years. Does anyone out there have any info (personal, or to) when my sweet little Baby was made? I’ve been going bat-shit over the years searching for info! All i get when i show it is offers for good money for it due to it’s sound & excellent condition. Can anyone help out with some knowledge / pretty please? Side note- already offered a couple different good quality acoustics for trade. More than two were pricie- and sounded good, but didn’t have the sound, or action. I’m 35 now, i started playing it ( trying to) when i was nine or ten years old. And i noticed around my early teens that it sounded better with age. It sounds & plays many times more incredible these days!..

      25. Madeira C600
        Larry

        I have a Madeira C600, made in Japan that I bought in the fall of 1975 from the Whittle Music Company in Dallas, Texas. It was purchased for my daughter, age 9, to learn to play. After four lessons it was determined that this was not for her. It is in the original case.
        The guitar and case are in new condition. The guitar has actually never been played. There is a made in Japan sticker on the neck of the guitar, The serial number is 7554. The strings are nylon. I am interested in selling and can send pictures.

        1. Madeira C-600
          Scott

          Hi Larry, I recently acquired a beautiful C-600 that I believe to be from ’73 or ’74. I got it from the original owner but he couldn’t recall exactly what year he bought it. Mine has “MADE IN JAPAN” stamped in black ink inside on the neck support block and adjacent to that stamped on the inside of the back is the number 70304. Does your’s have similar markings? Mine also has “SERIAL NO. 7341” on bottom of the oval Madeira/Guild sticker and it appears to have a solid spruce top. Serial numbers are close so I am curious if your’s has the inside marks I describe above. Thank you, Scott

      26. Madeira A2 SERIAL No 8117.
        Fraser Gray

        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

      27. 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.

      28. madeira 12 string
        playerguitar

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

      29. Madeira A-35r by Guild
        Anonymous

        Anybody have any idea what a guitar like this is worth? I paid $37, yes $37. I had it restrung at a Guitar Shop, big for our area of 150,000 population and the tech had never heard of Madeira. He is trained through a guitar college of music.

        The fret board is worn somewhat but it plays nice. Only cosmetic issue is fading on the back.

        Any information is good information.

        Thanks,

      30. madeira acostic mdl #a2
        kenneth

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

      31. Madeira Guitar 1974
        KRM

        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

        1. Sibling Guitar
          Dave C

          I have the brother to yours. Mine is the same model with serial # 41066.

          Mine came by way of a trade. The sound is very good, but there is (was at the trade) lifting a bit. The sound is amazing, even with terrible action because of the bridge.

          I will repair it one day, but I’m afraid of changing anything for fear of messing with the sound…

      32. WTB: Madeira P712 12 string
        Anonymous

        I am looking to buy a Madeira P712 or a P812 12 string acoustic. Contact me to excange info for pictures and Description.
        Thanks

      33. A3 Madeira Serial #80430
        ASM

        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.

        1. Guild Guitar
          gostwriter

          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.

      34. Madiera 12 string
        donandritaj

        I have a P712, how does it differ from a P812 ??? If you decide to sell your P812, please let me know I would be interested. I would be interested in buying a P712 – 12 string also. Please let me know.

        Thanks
        Don

      35. Madeira
        Hunter G Crawford

        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; [email protected]

        1. Replacement of tuning keys.
          AnonymousMike

          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