1967 Guild Navarre F50 SB Guitar
(Serial No. AD246) Excellent minus condition, sunburst finish. This was the top of line flattop for Guild in 1967. It was handmade in the original Guild factories at Hoboken, New Jersey, right before they moved the facilities to Westerly, Rhode Island in the early 70's. Unfortunately, the Westerly Guild's never quite achieved the favored status of those made in Hoboken. This guitar has a big 17 inch lower bout with 5 ply binding on the body, fretboard and peghead, pearl Guild logo with the pearl G, gold hardware, with a solid Sika spruce top and flamed pressed maple back and sides. 1 11/16 inch nut. Has an ebony fretboard with big pearl block inlays and an ebony bridge. The neck has been reset so the action is low and comfortable with saddle left to lower the action if desired. Has a small well repaired outer pickguard crack, which is not uncommon on these. Shows the usual nicks and dings of playing wear of a 50 year old instrument used to make music. Neck is straight, neck set is good, and the frets are fine. The body finish is original. All hardware is original. The sound is big and powerful. This guitar HAS to be heard. Here is a short video clip of this instrument played by luthier Richie Dotson of Acoustic Box LLC in Chesterfield VA. Comes with a probably original hardshell case.
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