1966 Guild F-50 Jumbo Guitar (Lefty Conversion)

Hoboken factory Guilds are always lovely! This big beaut was in for lefty-fication and I think the owner should be well-pleased. It's got rumble, warmth, sustain, snap, and a good "chunk" to its midrange that makes it a lot of fun to play. I was a bit jealous just trying it out as a righty.

Compared to the '70s Guilds made in Westerly, the Hoboken-made ones feel a little different and have a bit more of a robust sound, I think. The necks are slimmer front-to-back and the cut is more akin to a '60s Gibson electric. It makes playing these for chordal backup really nice -- especially in a rock context with lots of sliding chords.

Per the usual, this model is decked-out in fancy trim and has block pearl inlay down the board and flamed maple veneer for the back and sides.

Repairs included: fret level/dress, lefty mod to the bridge (fill slot, cut new slot, new saddle, new pins), and setup.


Made by: Guild

Model: F-50

Made in: Hoboken, NJ, USA

Serial number: AD-141


Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: flamed maple ply

Bracing type: x

Bridge: ebony

Fretboard: ebony

Neck wood: maple two-piece


Tone: rumbly, big, punchy, good mids, full

Suitable for: folk, country, rock, etc.


Action height at 12th fret: 3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 54w-12 lights

Neck shape: slim C

Board radius: 12"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium-big


Scale length: 25 1/2"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

String spacing at nut: 1 7/16"

String spacing at bridge: 2 3/16"

Body length: 20 3/4"

Body width: 17"

Body depth: 4 7/8"

Weight: sdfsdf


Condition notes: while there's obvious playwear at the soundhole and usewear throughout, overall it's in good shape and original save saddle, pins, tuners, and pickguards. The double guards were cut using a trace of the original pickguard, though.














Comments

Elasticman said…
Soon it will be MINE... Thanks Jake.