Loaded with the D-TAR pickup and preamp combo, Guild’s F30 Aragon Orchestra acoustic electric guitar is packed with features including a solid red spruce top with red spruce bracing, solid mahogany back and sides, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, bone bridge pins, tortoise binding, 1 11/16 inch nut, pure nitrocellulose lacquer finish and the D-TAR Wave-Length Load ’N Lock pickup system.
Guild F30 Aragon Acoustic Electric Features
- Orchestra Body with Solid Red Spruce Top
- Solid Mahogany Back and Sides
- 3-Piece Mahogany and Walnut Neck
- D-TAR Wave-Length Pickup and Preamp System
- Deluxe Hardshell Case Included
In 1954, Guild introduced the F30 Aragon, the smallest of the original Guild flat-top guitars. Early versions featured a unique orchestra body shape with a spruce top, arched maple back, and maple sides. By 1959, the F30 Aragon had acquired a mahogany back and sides. During the late ’50s and early ’60s, the F30 had become the guitar of the folk explosion, and to this day its compact body produces a full, balanced sound perfect for nearly any style.
D-TAR Wave-Length Pickup and Preamp System
The Wave-Length combines a thin, piezo under-saddle transducer with an 18v, low-noise, high input impedance preamp, to create a system with twice the dynamic range of typical 9v systems. The 18v preamp is powered by two AA
batteries and a voltage converter. With 18 volts, the signal has more headroom, so hard strumming won’t distort as easily. The preamp also has an input for a second source, like a magnetic pickup or a soundboard transducer.
Two adjustable trim pots, one for low frequency shelving and one for high frequency shelving, allow you to fine tune and set and forget
the bass and treble frequencies to optimize the Wave-Length for your instrument’s size and shape; enabling you transparently amplify the natural timbre of your acoustic guitar with minimal coloration. The soundhole mounted Volume and Tone controls give the ultimate in final control your tonal palette.
But perhaps the coolest part of the system is D-TAR’s new Load ‘N Lock system, which allows quick and easy AA
battery changes. Just unscrew the endpin collar
, remove the old batteries, and pop in the new ones. A quarter turn of the collar is all you need to lock them in place.