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A number of early West-Coast psychedelic bands used these instruments, notably guitarists Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia and bassist Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, as well as Jefferson Airplane's bassist Jack Casady.

The New Hartford Guild facility began production in early 2009, starting with the D-55 and F-50 models.

Production quickly ramped up to include most of the popular Traditional Series acoustic guitar models.

The Guild Guitar Company is a United States-based guitar manufacturer founded in 1952 by Alfred Dronge, a guitarist and music-store owner, and George Mann, a former executive with the Epiphone Guitar Company.

The brand name currently exists as a brand under Córdoba Music Group.

In the 1980s, Guild introduced a series of Superstrat solid bodies including models such as the Flyer, Aviator, Liberator and Detonator, the Tele-style T-200 and T-250 (endorsed by Roy Buchanan) and the Pilot Bass, available in fretted, fretless, and 4- and 5-string versions.

These guitars were the first Guild instruments to bear slim pointed headstocks, sometimes called "pointy droopy", "duck foot" and "cake knife" for their distinctive shape.

The company continued to expand, and was sold to the Avnet Corporation, which moved production to Westerly, Rhode Island, in 1966.

As the folk scene quieted, a new generation of folk-rockers took Guild guitars on stage.

After several changes in management and ownership, Guild was eventually purchased by the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in 1995.

In late 2001, Fender decided to move all Guild production to its factory in Corona, California.

The cut-away feature enables a player to have a more usable higher fret range.