1965 Guild F20 NT Troubadour Guitar

(Serial No. 44067) Nice guitar in excellent structural condition, showing some minor playing wear. Original finish and hardware. z hjySmall body guitars are in vogue right now & this gorgeous F-20 Troubadour is a wonderful example of the fine acoustic craftsmanship coming out of the Guild Hoboken factory in the early days of the company. The guitar has a light airiness to it that makes it so much fun to play & its small size makes it the perfect travel companion. The F20 was the smallest guitar in the Guild offerings in 1965. This has a solid spruce top with mahogany back and sides and a rosewood fretboard and bridge. This is an extremely well-built little guitar, much lighter in construction than the 1970s Westerly Guilds and easily a match in sound for similar Martin offerings from the same era. This is a fine recording or gigging guitar, a nice example of one of the best small body flat-tops of the 1960s. Open-back strip tuners are in perfect working condition. Overall length is 39 inches, the lower bout is 13 3/4 inches wide, and the body depth is 4 1/16 inch at the side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 24 1/2 in. Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. The neck has just been reset and the guitar set up by luthier Richie Dotson in Virginia. Here is a short video clip click here of this guitar played by Richie. Frets are good, neck is straight, and the action is low and playable. There is no strap button at the heel. Overall this is a very nice playing and sounding old Guild, with a strong upper-mid character to the tone. Comes with a newer hard case.

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