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Guild X-500 Archtop 1992 (consignment) SOLD


Serial Number JB100437, built 1992 in Westerly, Rhode Island.
Pricing $2250 CAD with original case. SOLD
Neck Maple neck with mahogany center laminations, bound ebony board with mother of pearl block markers with abalone V inlays. Bound, black headplate with mother of pearl Guild logos. 24 3/4″ scale length, 1 11/16 nut width.
Frets Original frets with no visible wear.
Body Spruce top with curly maple back and sides; F-holes, multi-layer binding throughout. There is a large support pillar underneath and the width of the bridge for strength and feedback rejection.
Finish Clear gloss finish in excellent condition.
Hardware/electronics All original with gold-plated hardware, gold Grover tuners, and cast Guild tailpiece. Ebony bridge and base. Twin Guild humbuckeing pickups with individual volume and tone controls; master volume and pickup selector on cutaway. Beveled ‘deco’ multilayer pickguard with gold supports.
Playability/Action This is a very comfortable guitar to play with plenty of room for action adjustments.
Case original Guild hardshell case included.
Comments The Guild guitar company made many excellent archtops. This is perhaps not surprising for a company formed by former craftsmen at Epiphone, for decades the premiere builder of archtops.This 1992 example is an outstanding instrument in pristine condition, with very comfortable body and neck shapes.If you need a quality, full-body archtop – and let’s be honest, who doesn’t? – look no further.

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