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The three pickup layout features a Grand Vintage Humbucker and two matched Duesenberg Singlecoils, Pearlito and Alnico Blade.These offer a wide variety of sounds for any situation.This example was built at the historic Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan during 1963. It features a rosewood bridge and adjustable saddle; many later versions had a plastic bridge and adjustable ceramic saddle.It has no cracks or repairs, though there is play wear and dings and marks that are to be expected of an instrument of this age, that was actually used as intended.The Guild F-47 Bluegrass is based on what's currently referred to as a 'Grand Orchestra' body shape, with solid spruce top, and solid mahogany back and sides.The neck is Guild's typical three-piece neck - two mahogany sections with a slim center maple strip.All Duesenberg instruments are fitted with custom branded hardware.
It is a Bluegrass model after all, meant to be played with banjos and mandolins.
The neck is a bit narrower than many modern guitars, which to my hands makes it a bit easier to play.
I'm finding it a very comfortable and fun guitar to hold and play.
From the mid 1950's to the mid 1960's, guitars like this Guild F-47 came from Guild's Hoboken, New Jersey plant.
Introduced in 1963, the Guild F-47 Bluegrass model was aimed at the exploding folk and bluegrass boom.