Music Store Live is proud to offer up this Guild F-55E Jumbo acoustic-electric guitar.
For anybody who may have ever been daunted by the prospect of playing a full-bodied jumbo guitar or for those who are well accustomed to it, this Guild F-55E hits all of the marks and will make a great addition to any collection. The body size makes the tone deep and massive and the guitar is incredibly resonant. You can hold the guitar up against you and really feel every one of those strings ringing out. The neck has some substance to it but it isn't too thick or too fat. This is a pretty easy one to play and get used to so you can really play for hours on end without any issues.
The flame maple back and sides, along with being beautifully figured, add a brilliance and brightness to the sound that is very welcomed in a jumbo acoustic like this. It's great to have some of those treble frequencies ringing out along with the powerful bass. It makes for a beautifully warm sound that can cut, at the same time. The slight mid-scoop that is natural to this guitar works wonderfully well for most singer-songwriter styles as it produces a big sound without stepping on the vocals. The spruce on it provides some nice natural compression as well so even as you dig in hard, the top won't overdrive and start to flutter out. The sound remains tight, full, and dynamic.
The bottom line here is that you end up with a great sounding and great playing acoustic and you don't have to cut corners in terms of tone or craftsmanship. Use the built-in LR Baggs Anthem preamp for easy plug and play action through an amp or a PA. The Anthem is the top-of-the-line preamp that LR Baggs makes and accurately and cleanly conveys the true sound of the guitar.
The ultimate Guild jumbo is here: the F-55E Maple, featuring a tight-grained solid Sitka spruce top with arched flamed maple back and maple sides. Created on the same arch press that’s been a part of Guild manufacturing since 1985, the F-55E Maple provides sharply focused trebles and an articulate mid-range, perfect for a full, centralized, harp-like sound. Performers have long revered maple for its ability to sing over a crowded room and resist the feedback problems of boomier, bassier tonewoods, and the F-55EMaple does not disappoint.
Elegant cosmetic appointments include classic Guild “V-block” inlays, gold Gotoh hardware, and a beautiful Nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Exceptional build quality and premium specifications make it a worthy heir to the historic Guild jumbo legacy.
- Body Top: Solid Sitka spruce
- Body Back: Arched Flamed Maple
- Body Sides: Flamed Maple
- Body Shape: Jumbo
- Bracing: Scalloped Adirondack spruce
- Rosette: Abalone and ABS Ring
- Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose in Natural
- Body Depth Upper Bout: 3 3/4″ (95mm)
- Body Depth Lower Bout: 4 3/4″ (119mm)
- Body Length: 20 1/2″ (521mm)
- Body Width Lower Bout: 17 1/4″ (438mm)
- Body Width Upper Bout: 12 1/2″ (318mm)
- Overall Length: 42.5″ (1080mm)
- Body Binding: White ABS
- Purfling: Black and White ABS
- Neck Material: Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip
- Scale Length: 25 5/8″ (651mm)
- Nut Width: 1 11/16″ / 43mm
- Nut Material: Bone
- Neck Binding: White ABS
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 12″ (305 mm)
- Fingerboard Inlays: Mother-Of-Pearl and Abalone V-Blocks
- # of Frets: 20
- Fret Size: Medium
- Tuning Machines: Gotoh SE700 Open Gear in Gold with Gold Butterbean Buttons
- Hardware Finish/Plating: Gold-plated
- Truss Rod: Dual Action
- Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm Allen Key
- Bridge: Ebony
- Saddle: Compensated Bone
- Bridge Pins: Bone
- Case: Premium Humidified Wood Case
- Endpin: Ivory Colored Plastic
- Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
- Strings: D’Addario EXP16 – Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 – .053)
- Electronics: L.R. Baggs Anthem with Volume and Tone Control
- Serial #: C194204
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