Guild is one of the world’s historic guitar manufacturers with a long-standing reputation for building iconic musical instruments.
From the New York jazz scene in the 1950s, Richie Havens’ legendary performance at Woodstock, to Seattle’s Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, Guild guitars helped create some of the greatest music in history. With a tradition built on old world craftsmanship, quality, and value, Guild guitars have always been made to be played.
Dating back to 1952, Guild guitars have covered a lot of ground. Originally focused on archtops, the '60s saw expansion into flattop acoustics with D-series dreadnoughts, jumbos and popular 12-strings like the F512. These guitars attracted the likes of Paul Simon and Richie Havens, and continue to be a popular choice across a wide range of acoustic players. Guild has also branched into solidbody electrics with models like the S-100 Polara and S-60, as well as semi-hollowbodies like the Starfire series. While the brand has gone through several production and ownership changes over the years, the most recent Guilds are produced in conjunction with Cordoba and represent the continuation of the brand's historic commitment to quality and tone.