Check out part one of this year's New Gear Showcase gallery!
The D-40 Traditional adds premium appointments to Guild's dreadnought release from Summer NAMM 2016, the D-40. These include a tortoiseshell binding, a heritage chesterfield mother-of-pearl inlaid logo on the headstock, and a nitrocellulose gloss finish.
Back after a two-year hiatus is the D-55, Guild's flagship dreadnought acoustic. First introduced in the late 1960s, the D-55 featured a solid Sitka spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. Guild's 2017 D-55 keeps all of the same exceptional embellishments as its predecessor, such as an abalone rosette, mother-of-pearl/abalone fretboard inlays, and a mother-of-pearl Guild “Peak and G-Shield” logo on a flamed ebony headstock overlay. Internally, a modern dovetail neck-joint and Adirondack spruce braces refined by master luthier Ren Ferguson make this generation of D-55s the lightest, loudest, and best yet.
In the market for some new tone toys? Here's a head start for the latest gear in 2017.