Arcos series is one of the corner stones of the Guild catalog and it features some of the essential models. For 2013 it has been updated with two new models, AD-5CE and AO-5CE. These two rather similar models have one major difference, the shape. AO-5CE is an orchestra model, while the AD-5CE is a dreadnought. AO-5CE is a single-cut guitar with acoustic-electric construction. It`s body is made of laminated rosewood back and sides with solid sitka spruce top. Back side is arched and is the reason behind the series name. All Arcos models have arched back. It is the concept Guild introduced back in the 1950s and is having a big comeback in 21st century. Top is flat and bound in white binding. Also, it features a black pickguard and single-circle rosette. Bridge section is a standard one, it sports a belly-contoured rosewood bridge. Electronics are supplied by Fishman. Main features is the side-mounted preamp with an integrated tuner. Mahogany neck on this model is finished in thin coat of satin and sports a dovetail joint. It is topped with a regular 20-fret fingerboard made of rosewood. Medium jumbo frets, 1.75" bone nut and 12" radius are featured on the fingerboard. Ping tuners and 25-1/2" scale complete the specs list.


AO-5CE Full Specs

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Body Shape OM
Body Type Hollowbody
Body Construction Acoustic
Body Construction Single cutaway
Body Wood Laminated Rosewood
Body Top Wood Spruce
Binding White
Pickguard Yes
Bridge Rosewood
Number of Pickups 1
Bridge Pickup Type Piezo
Controls Volume
Controls Tone
Controls Tuner
Controls Preamp
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Series Standard
Neck Joint Dovetail
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 20
Fingerboard Inlays Dot
Hardware Chrome
Number of Strings 6
Tuners Ping
Tuners Die-cast
String Nut Bone
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Nut Width 1.75"
Fingerboard Radius 12.00"
Finish Gloss

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Body Shape
OM
Dreadnought
Body Type
Hollowbody
Hollowbody
Body Construction
Acoustic/Single cutaway
Single cutaway
Body Wood
Laminated Rosewood
Laminated Rosewood
Body Top Wood
Spruce
Spruce
Binding
White
White
Pickguard
Yes
No
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosewood
Number of Pickups
1
1
Bridge Pickup Type
Piezo
Piezo
Controls
Preamp/Tone/Tuner/Volume
Preamp
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Mahogany
Neck Shape
Series Standard
Series Standard
Neck Joint
Dovetail
Dovetail
Fingerboard Material
Rosewood
Rosewood
Number of Frets
20
20
Fingerboard Inlays
Dot
Dot
Hardware
Chrome
Cosmo Black
Number of Strings
6
6
Tuners
Die-cast/Ping
Die-cast
String Nut
Bone
Bone
Scale Length
25-1/2"
25-5/8"
Nut Width
1.75"
1.6875" (1-11/16")
Fingerboard Radius
12.00"
12.00"
Finish
Gloss
Gloss
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