Guild X-500 Blonde 1970’s Archtop Guitar


Guild Guitars

Guitar Type

Archtop Electric, Archtop Hollow Body

Lower Bout Width


Body Depth


Nut Width


Fingerboard Scale


Pickup Type

2 Set Humbucker

Wood Composition



Maple, Spruce








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Our goal at Guitars ‘n Jazz is to find you the best possible instrument that not only matches your personal requirements and play-style, but is also a guitar that you enjoy playing and look forward to picking up.

We strive to price our instruments as competitively as possible in order to give our customers the best possible value for their dollar. And as a guitarist myself I would never sell an instrument that didn’t live up to my own high standards and expectations.

All of our instruments are thoroughly inspected, tested, professionally set up, and carefully packed for shipment. And all instruments are sold with our 72 hour satisfaction guarantee.

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Since our inventory changes so frequently it’s best to call us to find all of your available options. With over 500 archtops in stock you can be assured that we have unbelievable guitars to fit any budget.

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SKU: Guild Vintage X500 Archtop Guitar. Categories: , , .

Guild guitars are known for having great fast necks with low action, and this X500 is a prime example of that. “Plays like Butter”

Product Description

This is a great example of the early Guilds, known to have the best necks, and lowest action of archtops for all time. Body size at lower bout: 17″ Scale length: 24 3/4″ Nut width: 1 11/16″ sn 135350 in excellent condition

Solid 5 piece maple neck; arched Sitka spruce top; arched tiger flame maple back, sides and neck; solid ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl/abalone V-block inlay; G-logo peghead inlay; 8-ply body binding, 5 ply fingerboard binding, triple bound headstock and f-holes, bone nut.

Guild Guitars was founded in 1952, a number of former Epiphone employees joined founder Alfred Dronge in establishing the new company in Manhattan.

In 1963, the X-500 model was equipped with humbucking pickups, and a master volume control appeared by 1971. The Guild Humbucker pickups of the 70’s are among the finest ever made. This example is a product of the Rhode Island factory, where Guild enjoyed its greatest years, from 1966 until its closing in 2001. A classic working jazz box, the X-500 has a sleek neck profile and a full-depth highly figured body that is warmly resonant yet notably feedback resistant.

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