Guild D-20 Dreadnought 6-String Acoustic Guitar

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Guild D-20 Dreadnought 6-String Acoustic Guitar

Gearank Recommended

The Guild D-20 was on our now defunct recommended list for Acoustic Guitars from $1500 to $2000 from March 2022 until September 2022 when we removed that category.

In January 2022 we announced the results of our annual analysis of acoustic guitar brands – Guild ranked 2nd.

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Guild M-20 Overview

Guild has a long history of producing good quality acoustics.

Case in point is the D-20, a modern take on Guild’s Westerly era (late ’60s) dreadnought, that meets the quality and craftsmanship standards of their new parent company, Cordoba.

The Guild D-20 is an all-solid body dreadnought, featuring solid African mahogany for the top, back and sides, and is available in vintage sunburst or natural finish.

This wood combination and shape gives the D-20 a warmer tone while retaining the projection and bottom end expected from a dreadnought.

Everything about it follows familiar specs, including its 25.6″ scale length, 1.6875″ nut width and 12″ fingerboard radius.

Aesthetic appointments are kept to minimum, resulting in a streamlined look that lets its natural wood grains take the spotlight.


  • Body Shape: D – Dreadnought
  • Top: Solid African Mahogany
  • Back and Sides: Solid African Mahogany
  • Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Bridge: Indian Rosewood
  • Neck: Nato
  • Neck Profile: C Shape
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 25.6”
  • Nut Width: 1.6875″

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