Guild DV-52

Acoustic 6-String Guitar

Made by Guild

Description The DV is the Guild DV-52 stands for Dreadnaught Vintage. It is available in three finshes - Starburst, High Gloss, and Satin. The top is spruce and the sides and back are rosewood. the fretboard is ebony. Fishman electronics are an option.
Posted By Dave Drass (57)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 12/29/2000, Dave Drass (57) posted:
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I would describe the sound as mellow, with very good base response, and solid treble. I have had this guitar for a year now, and I would not trade it for any other. I purchased mine for $900, but they seem to be advertised in most places for $1150. I did pick the Guild over the Martin (I can't remember which model) in the same price range. I love it.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $899.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Cintioli's Music - Philadelphia, PA
Features:
All Guilds are made in the US. The DV-52 is made in Rhode Island. The sides and back are rosewood, and the top is solid spruce. The fret board is ebony. I purchased mine as a straight acoustic, but Fishman electronics are offered as an option. The sound hole is trimmed in abalone rosette, and the tuners are gold finished.
Playability:
This guitar plays like a dream. I have not played another guitar in the same class the feels as nice.
Sound Quality:
I mostly play fingerstyle folk, and I love the way my music sounds coming from my Guild. I has a mellow, kind of warm sound that really works well with my style. I would not change a thing.
Durability:
I do not play live, so I cannot say for sure how it would work on stage. The intonation is good, and the action is relatively low (I have not measured). I do not have strap locks, although it would probably be a good idea since I have two scratches from it falling off of the strap! It does not seem to be overly sensitive ot climate changes. Not any more than any other acoustic.