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Promenade Music – Guild Guitar Dealer





















Promenade Music are delighted to once again be dealers for Guild Guitars.

Starting in Manhatten in 1952, and quickly moved to Hoboken, New Jersey, Guild quickly became established as a maker of great archtop eletric guitars and then folk guitars, with their 12-string guitars particularly gaining a solid reputation.

In 1966, Guild moved to Westerley, Rhode Island, whose output's reputation remained high. Tim Buckley and Richie Havens (famously at Woodstock) and Eric Clapton used Guild 12-strings.

Since 1995, Guild have had a few changes on the business side, but the output has always been of a high standard.


Muddy Waters and Zal Yanovsky (Lovin Spoonful) used the electric Thunderbird, Nick Drake is holding a Guild M20 on the cover of 'Bryter Layter'.

A Guild Starfire has pride of place on the Kinks album 'Kinks Kontroversy', and was played by Jerry Garcia in the Grateful Dead and members of Buffalo Springfield.

The SG-like S100 was used by Soundgarden's Kim Thayil. More recently, Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys has been using the T-Bird. 

Other famous Guild users include Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Bob Marley, Brian May, Slash, Tom Petty and many more – you might be surprised just how many big name players have used Guild guitars over the last 70 years!































For our current range of Guild stock see here for more details: