Guild A 500


Guild Guitars

Guitar Type

Archtop Hollow Body

Lower Bout Width


Body Depth


Nut Width


Fingerboard Scale


Pickup Type


Wood Composition



Maple, Spruce





Best Price Guarantee

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.

We encourage you to call us for the best price possible. We routinely have demos, closeouts, blemishes, and used instruments available for purchase. And if you happen to find a lower price please let us know.

And please keep in mind that it’s difficult comparing various instruments on the Internet. Since many of our guitars come standard with upgraded woods and tone controls shopping by price alone won’t tell the whole story.

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.

SKU: Guild Vintage A 500 Carved Archtop Guitar. Categories: , , .

The best archtop guitars were made in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Guild a 500 archtops were among the finest and had that great vintage tone that you just can’t find in new guitars today.

Product Description

Guild A 500 Jazz Guitar sn 13576 built in the New York Guild factory in 1966,  has a Sunburst finish. It was the top of the line guitar before Johnny Smith had his own model, great feeling 3 piece maple/walnut neck w/an ebony fingerboard, notice the small V shaped abalone inlay inside of a white pearl black inlay only used in the earliest production before the V shaped inlay became much larger, “G” shield inlaid headstock inlay sporting original Kolb tuners with peal buttons, solid carved, perfectly graduated spruce top that gives that chunky highly sought tone, complimented w/a super figured maple back & sides, engraved Harp Tailpiece, “Award Model” floating D’Armond Pickup (as used on the current Johnny Smith Award) w/cool black & white Stair step pickgard assembly, These are one of the finest acoutic archtops ever made and  virtually impossible to fine, it is excellent overall & all original condition, it comes with its original  hard case.

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