Anyway, here's my Guild story: In 2000-2001, I purchased a beautiful Guild M20 (like the F20, but with a Mahogany top), which was ordered for me by my local music store.I was interested in it because of my love of Nick Drake's guitar tone who (may have) played an M20 (people debate it, though). The tag inside reveals that the guitar was made in Westerly, RI, serial # FA101022.Kim then received his bachelor's degree in art, drawing, and painting from Long Beach State University in 1972.To celebrate, he took a surfing trip to Mexico and after visiting the guitar-making town of Peracho he decided to become an instrument builder.
Also, I'd love to hear from any other M20 devotees out there. Hoboken: '64 F20, '64 F30 Westerly: '77 F112, '90 D25, '92 Songbird, '00 Blues 90 Corona: '03 D50 Tacoma: '07 F30, '07 F40 New Hartford: '12 D50 Standard, '12 F47R, '12 G312; '13 Orpheum OM Mahogany; '13 Orpheum Slope-Shoulder Mahogany, '13 Orpheum Slope Shoulder Rosewood prototype China: GAD-F20Wood 1971 D25 Br--ol' Flattop https://soundcloud.com/woody-adams/sets/not-metal "i think that you are the only one i know of that considers the 1973-1974 mahogany top/arch back D-25 a "holy grail" guitar"--mav In 2000-2001, I purchased a beautiful Guild M20 (like the F20, but with a Mahogany top), which was ordered for me by my local music store.
The instrument has a wonderful "dead" sound which, as a fingerpicker, I really like. Now, this is what I was told by the salesperson (who I knew rather well): this was around the time that Guild was bought (by Fender?
), and I was told that this particular M20 was the last M20 to be built in Westerly, before they moved the operation.
I've always loved owning things that not everyone else has.
While Gibsons and Martins are superb guitars, owning a nice Guild has always a cool alternative.