1996 Guild JF-55 NT
I've always loved Guild guitars and a mahogany topped late 60's model was my first good guitar. This is a model that I've owned personally for a long time and always miss having one to hand. They are of the build quality of a Martin and give off a sound that is all Guild and all quality. This model has all the upgrades one finds on Guilds. The G logo headstock in pearl with bound edges, inlaid fretboard with double bound edges, pearl soundhole inlays and multiple bindings at the edges. Superbly grained Indian rosewood rims and back with a Sitka Spruce top, ebony board and bridge. Just superbly designed and constructed. And..............this jumbo model outperforms most of the J-200 examples from Gibson. I have also found after many years of playing Guilds that their fingerboards are ever so forgiving and tactile. One never misses a note placement for some odd reason.....they are imminently comfortable in their radius and their structure. Such great value in such a great guitar. I wish I could find and sell hundreds of them as they are that quality.