Guild Wind Back The Clock With New Westerly Collection Archbacks

Zenith Music |

Guild began its legacy in 1953 by producing archtop electric guitars for the Jazz market in New York City.

These guitars were built with arched backs made from pressed laminate maple – a low-cost alternative to hand-carved maple backs typical in Jazz guitar construction.

As the company grew and began offering flat top acoustics in 1954, the first models such as the F-30, F-40 and F-50 shared this pressed laminate arched back construction, which became a Guild trademark. Other classic Guilds like the D-25 and F-412 – icons of the brand’s history to this day – represent this unique combination of acoustic flat top and arched back guitar construction.


In addition to its classic look and ergonomic comfort, an arched back design prevents the need for the added support of back braces. Reducing weight while increasing projection and volume, the shape contributes to the revered Guild sound for which these historic models are so well loved.

Guild has paid homage to this classic design trademark with a full line of affordable Archback models. All models come with a Deluxe Guild Gig Bag and are available now from the Westerly Collection in sizes ranging from Junior Jumbo to Jumbo. 


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