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Please note lots marked with a square will be move… Read more GUILD GUITARS Founded in New York City in 1952, The Guild Guitars Incorporated originally focused on the manufacture of electric and arch-top jazz guitars. By 1956 production had been moved out of Manhattan across the Hudson River to Hoboken, New Jersey. The swift growth of folk music in American popular culture forced an alteration in Guild’s production with an emphasis on flat-top acoustic guitars. Guild was highly successful in making this production shift and managed to excel in a deeply competitive market that demanded high quality production standards. Guild instruments were recognized then as now for being well-made utilitarian instruments for the professional player. Of special note is the quality of Guild’s 12-string guitars. In the 1960s these instruments were far superior to any competitors’ 12-string on the market and achieved a dedicated following from professional and amateur musicians. Guild 12-string guitars remain highly regarded to this day.


Labeled GUILD / MODEL F512 SERIAL NUMBER TK030009 / Crafted In Takoma, Washington / U.S.A. / To Be Played, branded internally Guild and bearing the logo Guild on the headstock, with original hardshell case bearing a label inscribed GUILD TK030009 12 ST. F512 ACO; accompanied by a facsimile copy of the original commercial invoice from Fender Musical Instruments, addressed to David Gilmour Music Ltd. and dated 17th May 2007, the Fender Owner’s Registration and Warranty Manual documents, and copies of email correspondence between Fender Musical Instruments Acoustic Division and David Gilmour Music Ltd regarding the set up and shipment of the guitar
Length of back 20 ½ in. (52 cm.)
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This guitar was one of two Guild 12-string guitars supplied directly to David Gilmour by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in May 2007. Gilmour liked the richness of the sound and kept the guitars for studio use. According to the accompanying emails, Gilmour played this F-512 a little more on initial receipt than the F-412.

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