|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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