Written on: 22/09/2009
Purchased my Guild D25 new in early 1977, and I am the only owner it has had. It has been on stage, in living rooms and outside at my picnic table helping me write songs. It is undoughtedly the finest, richest sounding guitar I have ever owned. I have several acoustics and have had others through the years I have bought and sold from mid to high end guitars and my D25 has always been the one I felt done the best job for what I play and how it feels. It has soul.
The only guitar I have played... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2009
The Guild D-25 is the first guitar that I ever played. 17 years later I still love it! The timbre is full and rich, and it's louder than my buddie's Martin! Ha! Amazing volume and tone. It is however, kind of difficult to play because the strings are so tight. (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2009
I have a 1974 red d-25, and a 1980 d-25. Best 6 strings i've played. Play it hard, and you can keep up volume-wise with the acoustic piano player. The 1974 i have is a very light instrument. plays sweetly, and deliver's in a more soft way. The 1980 i have is a very heavy guitar. you can slam the hell out of it, and it will just keep going. not that the 1974 one can't, it's just that the later model does it so much better. I've played a lot of different guitars, and none have the... (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2008
The D25 Series is the most usable acoustic guitar built. It's legacy is in the bluegrass world and marked as a workhorse of a guitar. Playability is excellent. Balance is excellent. With a set of 10's or 11's, the mixture of bright strings with the arch back bring out the absolute best in the D25. I've owned my D25 Cherry since new in 1974. It has never failed me. I will, without hesitation, stack it up against any Martin or Gibson acoustic from the same era. (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2008 by Bdub57 (1 review written)
My tobacco red Guild D25 has been my companion through life -- I'm 51 and bought it off a floor rack at a Sam Ash on Long Island when I was 17 -- using $450 from my first government college grant check. (In those days, they mailed the money straight to you.) Solid, bright as a bell with a ballsy bottom, if I didn't have 2 kids who play I'd ask to be buried with this baby. Rumour has it the D25 can play bottom heavy in the studio. I don't know from experience as I haven't recorded with it.... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2008 by Here
Eninently playable. Beautiful loud resonant tone. Aesthetically appealing.Word is getting out decades after their debut.... Only those too stupid to deserve these carry them in "gig-bags"; to ship in one, criminal. I'd take more of these. (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2008 by GANAIMN (1 review written)
The guild case wore out with all the gigs it went to, but many modern ABS cases will fit. However, it is important to take it to a shop to ensure it fits, as not all will do so, and accomadate the guitar's curved back.
Proof of how fond I am of it - I'd never bought another guitar until this year when I found another one of same age, same model, but in unblemished condition, which is my reserve guitar now. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2008
Fantastic tone with Martin medium strings, lots of bass response, and loud withit. A superb alternative to a Martin.
Mine is about 15 years old, and I love it.
Ian Anderson (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2007 by KKalanges (1 review written)
I bought my D-25 in early 1974. It has a mahogany top, sides and back. I have moved around the country since then and it has travelled with me. I don't abuse it. But I also don't get overly concerned about climate control. It has always been kept in the living space of my various residences. But no climate control, etc. The finish on the back is still fairly high gloss with one small wear spot. The rest of the instrument looks near new. Although I think that Gibson necks are still the best... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2004 by matnicholls (2 reviews written)
Guild D-25 - In summer 2002 I decided that I needed an acoustic guitar I could commit to. Having saved up my money, I went out and played a load of guitars - Taylors, Martins, Gibsons, etc. On price, sound and build quality, the Guild D-25 was the overwhelming winner.
The D-25 has a solid spruce top with mahogany back and sides, arched-back construction and rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. My model is finished in a natural hig- gloss finish and has stock Guild tuners. No electronics to... (read more)
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