1983 Guild D-46 Ash Dreadnought Guitar

The D-46 was a shorter-run Guild model and is pretty similar to a D-40 save that it has ash used in the back, sides, and neck and an ebony board and bridge. Someone evidently adored this guitar because its top has been played-in like crazy.

It has a tremendous voice -- big, loud, proud, and punchy -- and will suit anyone looking for a flatpicking bruiser that flits between a D-18 and D-28 in soundspace. The ash used in the back and sides also gives it an interesting "blondie" look that you're not going to see on many other dreadnoughts, too.

Also: who can resist such a worn-in beast? It's no Trigger, but it's getting there...

Repairs included: a neck reset, fret level/dress, crack repairs around the soundhole, hairline crack repairs to the top, setup, etc.

Weight: 5 lbs 6 oz

Scale length: 25 5/8"

Nut width: 1 5/8"

Neck shape: slim C

Board radius: 16"

Body width: 15 7/8"

Body depth: 5"

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid ash

Bracing type: x

Bridge: ebony

Fretboard: ebony

Neck wood: ash

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

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium

Condition notes: everything but the top on this guitar is in pretty good order. The top, however, has clearly been played-in like crazy -- to the point that it has a pickwear hole to the treble side of the bridge. This is structurally a non-issue. When this arrived, it also had a punch-in at the soundhole which generated a bunch of small cracks (this is at the section where the rosette pieces are missing). I backed all of that with cleat material and it's good to go. There are a couple more hairline cracks on the lower bout (top) which I've repaired, too. The saddle and pins are replacements as well. I am not sure if the pickup is original or not (it seems to be a passive Barcus Berry), but it does have a Guild volume knob on the upper-bout side. As per the usual, there may be minor scuffs, scratches, etc. throughout the finish of the instrument as normal for an older guitar -- aside from the very-worn top.

It comes with: sorry, no case, but if I have something spare to ship it in, I will.

Consignor tag: DP