The Guild CV-1 acoustic-electric guitar shows us just how great a well-made acoustic can sound, both unplugged and plugged in. The combination of a solid spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides fprovides that classic combination of articulation and warmth that players love.
This beautiful guitar also includes Guild's D-TAR Wavelength pickup system, which uses a high input impedance preamp for great dynamics and a level of headroom you won't find in most onboard systems.
From Guild –
Vintage F-40 body, patented Guild Neck Block System, solid spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, lacquer finish, bone nut and saddle, ivoroid bindings, Madagascar rosewood fingerboard and bridge, pearl logo and new G shield, plus abalone dot inlays. Features the exclusive D-TAR Wave-Length pickup.
- Body style: F-40
- Top: spruce
- Bracing: spruce
- Back: indian rosewood
- Sides: indian rosewood
- Bridge: Madagascar rosewood
- Neck: mahogany
- Fretboard: Madagascar rosewood (12" radius)
- Width at nut: 1-3/4"
- Of frets: 21
- Scale length: 25 1/2"
- Hardware: nickel
- Machine heads: Gotoh 500 open-back tuners
- Finish: high gloss nitro-cellulose lacquer
- Unique features: patented graphite neck-block bolt-on neck system, dual locked graphite neck reinforcement tubes, spruce braced top, abalone dot position inlays, Madagascar rosewood bridge pins with abalone dots, bone nut, streamlined compensated bone saddle, multi-lam ivoroid bindings and end-strip with red and black accent lines, contemporary guild rosette of Madagascar rosewood, ivoroid and red and black accent lines, tortiose shell pickguard, factory installed forward strap button with internally braced support, vintage script mother-of-pearl guild headstock logo, contemporary mother-of-pearl guild headstock shield.
Pickup Specs –
- D-TAR Wave-Length Pickup and Preamp System with Load 'N Lock Battery Access.
- The Wave-Length combines a thin, piezo under-saddle transducer with an 18v, low-noise, high input impedance preamp, to create a system with twice the dynamic range of typical 9v systems. The 18v preamp is powered by two "AA" batteries and a voltage converter. With 18 volts, the signal has more headroom, so hard strumming won't distort as easily. The preamp also has an input for a second source, like a magnetic pickup or a soundboard transducer.
- Two adjustable trim pots, one for low frequency shelving and one for high frequency shelving, allow you to fine tune and "set and forget" the bass and treble frequencies to optimize the Wave-Length for your instrument's size and shape; enabling you transparently amplify the natural timbre of your acoustic guitar with minimal coloration.
- But perhaps the coolest part of the system is D-TAR's new Load 'N Lock system, which allows quick and easy "AA" batteries changes. Just unscrew the endpin "collar," remove the old batteries, and pop in the new ones. A quarter turn of the collar is all you need to lock them in place.
This lovely Guild CV-1 was built in Tacoma, Washington in 2006. Production of this model finished in 2008.
It is a delightful combination of quality tone woods and attention to detail. The result is a full sounding guitar which is a delight to play.
It is in excellent overall condition. There is a chip in the lacquer at the rear of the headstock, some very light pick swirls under the soundhole, and some very small marks on the back, very hard to see. But apart from that it’s hard to believe this guitar is over 15 years old. No fret wear to speak of, truss rod is fine, tuners are strong and everything is structurally sound.
A real bonus is the very sophisticated D-TAR pickup and preamp which can shape your ideal amplified sound to suit any setting, yet is easy to use.
Comes in its Guild branded hard shell case in good condition.