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Guild X-160 B, 1994 (consignment) SOLD

December 3, 2012
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Comments Here’s an excellent condition Guild X-160 B from 1994. The X-160 is a hollow-body archtop made using maple and with a single venetian (rounded) cutaway, and the B stands for ‘Blonde’.Guild was formed in 1952 by a former Epiphone executive, George Mann, and focused on archtop jazz guitars – these had been Epiphone’s main product. Later, the range expanded to include flat-top acoustics and electric guitars and basses.

Guild has built many truly great guitars over the years, but despite a well-deserved reputation for quality and durability, never achieved the prominence that larger companies like Gibson, Fender or Martin.

This particular piece is a really wonderful gitar. It looks very good, has a solid clear tone with plenty of definition between notes, and is bright but not brittle.

Serial Number AK 160015, built during 1994 at Guild’s plant in Westerly, Rhode Island, USA.
Pricing $1199 CAD with case. SOLD
Neck Curly maple neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard, dot markers. 24.75″ – ‘Gibson’ – scale length.
Frets Original frets in excellent condition.
Body Flame Maple laminate top, back and sides, with binding on top and back.
Finish Gloss natural “Blonde” finish – this is the B in the model number – in excellent condition.
Hardware/electronics Original hardware and electronics, except for the replacement Schaller roller bridge; the original wooden bridge is in the case. Guild-branded Bigsby, Guild humbucking pickups with orinal electronics and control knobs, stair-step pickguuard, Grover Roto-Matic tuners. Schaller straplocks also installed.
Playability/Action This guitar has just been set up in our shop and plays… really well. We can of course adjust the action to the player’s needs.
Case Black arched hardshell case included.

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