Thread starter RiotOfWords; Start date Jan 9, 2010; 1; 2; Next. - YouTube Should be an interesting comparison to the D-15 and D-17. Great replies. Mine sounds a bit like a HD-28. 1 of 2 Go to page. I have not played anything post acquisition, so I am following this discussion with interest. To enter. I find the classic Guild rosewood dreadnoughts to be most similar to the Standard D-28 in tone. with that collection of Martins you have why. ). List price in the stratosphere. I recall that when my friend and I switched guitars, as we did from time to time, his Martin felt like a feather compared to my Guild. I was lucky enough to get one of the last Westerly, R.I. I have played a guild D-55 but never owned one. But I have owned a 1979(?) I played hundreds of gigs with my 2006 D-55NT that I bought new in 2006. Right now they are running neck and neck in my house. They're both great guitars, and if you happen to be on the road, the Guild will likely outlast the Martin. I've played the D41 and D28 (not the D28V with difference bracing) and I wasn't blown away at all with the Martins. spoon-s-martinfest-journal-of-adventure ... 93530.html. Voicing the stock Guild bridge (thinning it in certain places), shaving the braces (scalloping), and installing an upgraded nut and saddle makes the general sound of the D-55 approach the general sound of the D-28. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I’d like to hear opinions and experiences with the NEW batch of Guild D55’s out of SoCal? Jan 9, 2010 #1 So, I'd really like a good acoustic guitar and have owned a Guild GAD-50, but sold it to fund another piece of gear. Its a fantastic guitar. I can't decide which I like better; my D55 or my Martin Authentic D28 1937 VTS. The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. Take the tone of a well-aged EI D-28 and add a few pounds of weight and some very nice fingerboard inlay and binding, and you are very close to a D-55. Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Westreverb, Nov 16, 2011. Looks like the version Fender was making in New Hartford with tortoise guard and open back tuners. Which one should I buy to break the tie? The Guild tops are generally built heavier, more solidly than the D-28. I did play an Orpheum that was made after Ren F. Got to Guild. Leave a comment!GUITAR SPECS:Back \u0026 Side Wood: Indian RosewoodBody Size: DreadnoughtBody Type: DreadnoughtTop Wood: Solid Sitka SpruceNut Width: 1 11/16\"Neck Shape: \"C\" ShapeBracing Pattern: Standard \"X\" ScallopedScale Length: 25 5/8\"String Spacing at Saddle: 2 1/8\"Tuners: Vintage Open GearedCase: HardshellMORE INFO:Give us a call at (406) 290-9390 or email us at for more information.Website: https://musicvilla.comGET THE LETTER:Sign up for the Letter! That says a lot about how good D55s are. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! I have 2 Guilds and 2 Martins. I also suffered through one of those 70's D-55s. I have an older Westerly D55. I have a 1981 D-55 Guild. I should have bought that one. This tends to dampen the tone a bit. Unbelievably heavy guitar with no tone whatsover. There were no Martins available in Iowa at the time, though I wanted a D-35 because a close friend had gotten one from his Dad, who travelled to New York a lot. I think that Guild has made very good guitars, they were always a little more affordable especially in my younger years. I'm playing with a woman now that has an 80's all mahogany Guild dread. Todd your description of the tone differences. I would buy the Martin over the Guild, but with the expectation that it will take years to open up. Martin vs. Guild. Guild D-55 - The Flagship Dreadnought with BIG Tone! Martin D18 , D28 VS Guild D50 , D55 ถ้าต้องเลือกจะเอาตัวไหนดี ขอเหตุผลประกอบด้วยนะจ๊ะ . I have played Martin D28s and Guild D35/40/50s from the 70s era and I'd say FOR THE VALUE the Guild Guitars give Martin a … I have a 2011 D-55 with the open back tuners and they work fine for me. An Unofficial forum for those who love Martin instruments - Founded by Steve Stallings. I think the best comparison is to the D-28. I"m currently going through a similar thought process - I've had a Guild D55 since the early 90's and have always LOVED it, but am approaching 45 and considering treating myself to a Martin. Price was about the same as that of the D-35 -- about 500 dollars, with a very nice case. And I thought I would treat myself for the oncoming older years and buy a beautiful acoustic that I would not only enjoy but pass on to one of my kids when I pass on. I like the field of the Guilds too.