It also doesn't have Electric guitars in it, darn, darn, darn. I have a Madeira C600, made in Japan that I bought in the fall of 1975 from the Whittle Music Company in Dallas, Texas. This guitar has been to Africa, Amsterdamn, the Artic Circle, below the equator and a few other places I can't remember. I should have kept it, and trading it is one of my few regrets of that era. Want to post a comment? I have Guild Maderia A-1serial number 1176 I found in a scrap metal pile about 10 years ago. They all had one thing in common though: they sucked.
I have heard that you should , even though you may have bought it for. I got my Madiera guitar at a pawn shop I traded a Washburn for it. Tax Policies This seller doesn't charge tax on their sales. From an observation of guitars for sale , it looks like the oval sound-hole stickers are the more desirable Japanese built guitars and the rectangular stickers are Korean - so you might be able to tell at a glance if it was assembled in Korea or Japan. Copyright © 2011 - 2019, musical-instruments-for-all.
! Madeira guitars were imported and distributed by Guild. Please carefully review our and policy before committing to a bid. Mine is a flat top acoustic. Guild didn't start until 1952, and didn't add the Madeira name until about 1972 or 3. Maybe I just got lucky, but this guitar has been the constant in my ever changing guitar stable. You may also want to email Hans Moust. This guitar is made of Spruce wood all around the body with a white binding on the body and neck.
But more recently I had came across a bit of info on the net around a year ago,and it was talking about madeira and Hondo saying what i said about production times,,b4 1974 the Madeira was a guild with just a diff name and built in Japan. It needed any adjustments after all these years. My sister recieved one for a gift in the early seventies. In a way it is pity because I have not been able to justify prices of other much more expensive guitars since I had it. For any acoustic guitar of that vintage, be on the lookout for cracks, neck and fret issues, and repair work.
The majority of the guitars imported were acoustic, and even though they advertised electrics - probably only 10% were electrics. One of them looked like a two pickup Les Paul Special. By the way, over the years I've owned well over a dozen other guitars, including Ovations, Fenders, Yamahas, and I don't know how many other brands. They say that they experienced many crooked necks, fit and finish problems, etc. It took many hours to research, consolidate and present all that information. The link will expire in 1 day.
Madeira by Guild Acoustic Guitar Nice compilation of information, photos and charts. I typed 1970 and I meant to type 1980. I should note, however, that drumbob actually worked for Guild in the 1970's and it may very well be that he was speaking from his personal experience, which occurred after the shift from Japan to Korea, and not trying to give a true and accurate history. The smaller body and 24. It's got a blonde body and I see no serial number. Only marks are the burns on the fretts where I played a lot of notes on those fretts, and chords. They generally receive very good reviews, although the ones from Japan seem to be slightly superior.
If you are going to upgrade I'd wait until you can afford something a little better than that. There is no serial number to trace, but through research of this model, I learned that the adjustable bridge was available from the early to mid 1970's. Personally, I'd rather have a Madeira that was in great shape than a modern Taylor Big Baby, but that's just me, fondly remembering those days when I was really learning to play, and doing it on that guitar. To capture a share of the budget market, many American manufacturers have a separate, more affordable line of guitars. These 12 string pre 80's Guild P-812 Acoustic Guitars are not easy to find in playable and decent condition. It is in the original case. Various steel string acoustic headstocks of Madeira by Guild.
Not much else I can tell you except its an exceptionally good sounding guitar and they are well made. As I recall, it was unusually well made for an inexpensive guitar, and it had a nice sound. I personally have a double cut through solid ash body Madeira with maple glued in neck with the original humbuckers,and i,ll tell you 1400 usa dollars would not get me as good a new guitar in todays market, The action is absolutely 2nd to None, and its sound is unbelievable, and it is 39 years old!!!! I was just wandering the age and value of the guitar. Can anyone give me any information on this? Mostly lower register, 5th frett and below. I dont know to much about Madiera except that it is Guilds import model.
It has an original case. . Solid tops are easily identifiable by. K 35 years ago and it still looks and sounds the same as when i bought it, which surprises me with the amount of traveling its done. Sometimes, as is the case with my A-30M Madeira,.
Needless to say, the Japanese versions are preferred. All the records I have found say it was built in 1953. From what I can gather, they were a low-end pac-rim guitar imported and distributed by Guild in the late-70's, early-80's. Even after 30 years spent in alternate tunings, I don't see any bridge separation or neck warping. I left the action a bit high at that position.