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
NEW PRICE – only $1899 with original case and pro setup.
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.