Here is the reply I received today;Hi Bruce, Thank you for choosing Guild Guitars! If all continues to go according to plan, we should begin production at the end of 2017 and start shipping/fulfilling the first round of pre-orders by the beginning of 2018. We will be making something very similar to the F-412, the F-512 Maple! This will feature Solid Sitka Spruce top, Solid Maple Sides and Arched Maple Back. Please let me know if you have any additional questions! Best regards,
It's now 3 years since Cordoba took over Guild.
2018 will make it 4 years the F-412/512 has been out of production.