Follow along while I tear this Guild/Citron collaboration down to see what makes it tick while also delving into the history of a fascinating guitar that was only made for a very short time in the mid 1980s.
Designed by Slash of Guns ‘n Roses fame (not to mention Slash’s Snake Pit, Velvet Revolver, and his current collaboration with Myles Kennedy), this guitar is a very unique design that solves a problem that few other guitars can. You see, this instrument is not only a six-string and a 12-string guitar, but the 12-string is an actual acoustic guitar!
This is a big guitar with twice the uh… guitar… of a normal guitar, so this is a big review with almost twice the words of a typical review. That means you should buckle up, crank some Anastasia, and discover what it’s like to own a real Guild Crossroads doubleneck guitar.
Fair warning: this is a long review, and while there’s no math, prepare to be dazzled with science while being dazzled by the guitar.
Is it worth the hype? What’s it like owning such a rare guitar? Did it cost one million US dollars? I’ll answer these questions and more in this, the only detailed review of a a Guild Nightbird DX that you’re ever likely to find. Let’s take a look at this rare guitar and see if it lives up to the Guild Nightbird name. (more…)