Guild Electric Guitars Return! (pictures at the bottom)

Posted on: January 24, 2013


GUILD INTRODUCES NEWARK ST. COLLECTION
Eight new models represent the essence of Guild’s electric legacy

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (January 24, 2013) – Guild is proud to announce the Newark St. Collection, the return of eight classic Guild electric favorites from the 1950s

and ’60s—once again putting the distinctive Guild styling and voice that helped shape popular music into the hands of today’s guitarists.

Newark St. models are handcrafted instruments with authentic Guild electric tone and superior feel. Premium features include authentic Guild body shapes, arch radii

and neck profiles; authentic vintage-style pickups and hardware; improved playing action ideal for today’s alternative styles; and more.

The elegant tone quality and design of the A-150 Savoy™ guitar will bring real satisfaction of ownership to the most critical player. A truly outstanding

acoustic/electric, the A-150 Savoy is a pleasure to see and hear, pairing a wonderfully free-playing late-1950s Guild orchestra model with the distinctive addition of an exceptionally voiced DeArmond® 1000 floating pickup. Features include a 17″ x 3.25″ hollow body, solid spruce top, curly maple back and sides, three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck, 24.75″ scale length, rosewood fingerboard with 9.45″ radius and 20 “vintage tall” frets, pearloid block inlays, DeArmond® 1000 floating pickup, pickguard-mount volume control, compensated rosewood bridge, Guild “harp” tailpiece, Grover® Sta-Tite™ tuning machines and nickel-plated hardware. Available in Antique Burst and Blonde finishes. Also available in Blonde as the A-150B Savoy .

A strikingly beautiful and musically exceptional guitar, the X-175 Manhattan™ is an outstanding example of professional Guild tone, responsiveness and versatility. With its gracefully sculpted and richly resonant hollow body, rock-solid three-piece neck and electrifying dual single-coil pickups, it evokes the enchanting Guild Manhattan model of the 1950s and ’60s. Features include a 17″ x 3.25″ hollow body, laminated spruce top, maple back and sides, three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck, 24.75″ scale length, rosewood fingerboard with 9.45″ radius and 20 “vintage tall” frets, pearloid block inlays, dual single-coil pickups, three-way pickup toggle switch, two volume and two tone controls, rosewood bridge, Guild “harp” tailpiece, Grover® Sta-Tite™ tuning machines and nickel-plated hardware. Available in Antique Burst finish.

An extraordinary instrument for the swinging soloist and technician, Guild’s X-175B Manhattan is a masterpiece of the guitar maker’s art. It presents the same exceptional appointments as its brother, the X-175, including a gracefully sculpted hollow body, rock-solid three-piece neck and electrifying dual single-coil pickups, but also features the addition of a Guild Bigsby® vibrato tailpiece. Features include a 17″ x 3.25″ hollow body, laminated spruce top, maple back and sides, three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck, 24.75″ scale length, rosewood fingerboard with 9.45″ radius and 20 “vintage tall” frets, pearloid block inlays, dual single-coil pickups, three-way pickup toggle switch, two volume and two tone controls, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge on rosewood base, Guild Bigsby® vibrato tailpiece, Grover® Sta-Tite™ tuning machines and nickel-plated hardware. Available in Blonde finish.

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Guild’s compact and lightweight M-75 Aristocrat™ model expertly evokes its predecessor of the early 1950s, with a gracefully sculpted single-cutaway hollow body specifically designed to produce the resonance of a larger instrument. Other premium features include a comfortable and rock-solid three-piece neck and the tonal magnificence of dual single-coil pickups. Features include a 13.5″ x 2″ hollow body, laminated spruce top, laminated mahogany back and sides, three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck, 24.75″ scale length, rosewood fingerboard with 9.45″ radius and 22 “vintage tall” frets, pearloid block inlays, dual single-coil pickups, three-way pickup toggle switch, two volume and two tone controls, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, Guild “harp” tailpiece, Grover® Sta-Tite™ tuning machines and gold-plated hardware. Available in Antique Burst finish.

Guild’s Starfire™ III is equipped with features of extra advantage to the rock ‘n’ roll guitarist who seeks a combination of flashy appearance and extraordinary tonal possibilities. Stellar features are all here, including the extra-thin hollow body and graceful single Florentine cutaway. The welcome return of a rocking early-’60s favorite with a personality all its own. Features include a 16 3/8″ x 2″ hollow body, laminated mahogany top, back and sides, 24.75″ scale length, one-piece mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with 9.45″ radius and 20 “vintage tall” frets, pearloid dot inlays, dual “anti-hum” pickups, three-way pickup toggle switch, two volume and two tone controls, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge on rosewood base, Guild Bigsby® vibrato tailpiece, Grover® Sta-Tite™ tuning machines and nickel-plated hardware. Available in Cherry Red finish.

This marks the welcome return of a highly popular semi-hollow Guild classic, with a graceful double-cutaway thinline body and incomparable tone and feel. The original Starfire IV was prized by many guitarists from the mid-1960s onward as a distinctively rocking instrument, and its spirit and design pervade this new model. Other premium features include a rock-solid three-piece neck and special vintage-style “anti-hum” pickups. Features include a 16 3/8″ x 2″ semi-hollow body, laminated mahogany top, back and sides, 24.75″ scale length, three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with 9.45″ radius and 22 “vintage tall” frets, pearloid dot inlays, dual “anti-hum” pickups, three-way pickup toggle switch, two volume and two tone controls, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge on rosewood base, Guild “harp” tailpiece, Grover® Sta-Tite™ tuning machines and nickel-plated hardware. Availab le in Cherry Red finish.

From the jangle of the Byrds to the psychedelia of Jefferson Airplane to countless other acts, many sounds of the ’60s were underpinned by the deep and indispensable sound of the Starfire bass, and players can now enjoy that rich sound and feel once again. Guild’s new Starfire Bass has it all—the extra-thin semi-hollow body, the elegant double-cutaway design and a single powerful Bi-Sonic™ pickup. Features include a 16 3/8″ x 2″ semi-hollow body, laminated mahogany top, back and sides, 30.5″ scale length, three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with 12″ radius and 21 “vintage tall” frets, pearloid dot inlays, single Bi-Sonic™ pickup, single volume and tone controls, Guild “harp” combination bridge/tailpiece, finger and thumb rests, Grover® tuning machines and nickel-plated hardware. Available in Cherry Red finish.

Guild style from the ’70s is back and better than ever with the return of the solid-body S-100 Polara™ guitar. With its solid and slightly offset mahogany body, the new S-100 evokes its esteemed and hard-rocking predecessor of more than 40 years ago. Responsive and versatile, it also features a distinctive 24.75″ scale, rock-solid mahogany neck and a potent pair of “anti-hum” pickups. Features include a solid mahogany body, one-piece mahogany neck, 24.75″ scale length, rosewood fingerboard with 12″ radius and 22 “vintage tall” frets, pearloid block inlays, dual “anti-hum” pickups, three-way pickup toggle switch, two volume and two tone controls, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, Guild “stop” tailpiece, Grover® Sta-Tite™ tuning machines and nickel-plated hardware. Available in Cherry Red finish.

For more information, visit www.guildguitars.com.

2 responses to “Guild Electric Guitars Return! (pictures at the bottom)”

  1. Sean McA

    Had a B301 that was a monster-toned instrument. Now, I replaced the Gibson-like two-stud + tilt screw bridge and the pickup (with an 80s Carvin, maybe a B50?). The wood was 99.999% of the tone. Guild did some good stuff, just nothing too unique back in the day.

  2. Guitartec

    Believe it or not, Guild actually built a shredder guitar. It was called the X-79. It was a flying K style, if memeory serves.

    I did a Guild give-away back in ’79 at the E.U. Wurlitzer Store in Framingham, MA (I have a pic of me handing the guitar to the winner) along with Guild’s New England Rep., Eli Rabkin. I think that was his name).

    I also had a Guild Bluesbird for the longest time. Great guitar!

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