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With the exception of a custom shop built in Nashville inthe instruments were still built in the Westerly factory until Guild moved the factory to Westerly, Rhode Island over a three year period biodata marriage not dating and after Dronge sold the company to Avnet, an electronics corporation.
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We DO know that some partially assembled "kits" finished necks and finished bodies were shipped to Corona from Westerly for the Corona builders to complete and finish because none of them had previous experience building acoustics.
In the s, Gibson acquired its chief competitor Epiphone, and in many ways Guild emerged as a high-quality alternative to those two companies.
The partnership disintegrated shortly thereafter, leaving Al Dronge to bring the company into its powerful adolescence. Maybe it's partly because it's also the heaviest guitar I ever owned, lives up to Guild's rep for being "built like a tank".
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