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Guild Starfire III Thinline Cherry Red, 1964

Guild Starfire III Thinline Cherry Red, 1964

The Guild Starfire III Thinline first appeared in 1960, as a single-cutaway, thin but fully hollow archtop, with a Bigsby tailpiece – the Starfire II was the same guitar but with the Guild harp tailpiece. It was available with either maple or mahogany laminate body.

Vintage
Price: $2,150.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Guild X-500 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1979

❌SOLD❌  Guild X-500 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1979

The Guild X-500 archtop electric was a single-cutaway, fully hollow 17 inch wide archtop electric model built from 1953 to 1995, and again for a year or two until being discontinued in 2015. This example dates to 1979 and comes from the Westerly, Rhode Island plant. The Guild X-500 archtop is intended as an electric model, and Guild followed the proven pattern of using laminate woods for the body to reduce feedback.

Used
Price: $3,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Guild F30-LH Left Handed Steel String Sunburst, 2012

❌SOLD❌ Guild F30-LH Left Handed Steel String Sunburst, 2012

Now out of production, this great condition Left Handed Guild F30-LH Aragon was built in New Hartford, Connecticut in 2012. The F30 model first entered production in 1954, and was discontinued around 2015. The Guild F30-LH uses an ‘Orchestra’ proportioned, faux-tortoise bound body, pairing an Adirondack Red Spruce top with Mahogany for the sides, back and neck, with Indian Rosewood used for the fingerboard, head plate and bridge.

Used
Price: $2,100.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Guild GAD-50E Amber Dreadnought, 2005

❌SOLD❌   Guild GAD-50E Amber Dreadnought, 2005

Here is a lovely and great sounding Guild GAD-50e AMB – for Amber – non-cutaway Dreadnought guitar, built during 2005. When introduced in 2004 under the ownership of Fender Musical Instrument Corporation (FMIC), the GAD series represented Guild’s effort to provide a lower cost but high quality instrument and in this they definitely succeeded. Based on the D-50 Bluegrass model introduced in 1963, the Guild GAD-50E uses the Dreadnought body design. The top is Sitka Spruce paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, head plate, fingerboard and bridge.

Used
Price: $1,000.00 CAD

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Guild X-500 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1960

Guild X-500 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1960

Here’s a beautiful piece of functional art – from 1960, a Guild X-500 Archtop electric in original condition and very playable! The Guild Guitar company was formed in New York 1951 by jazz guitarist and musical retailer Alfred Dronge and George Mann, ex-Epiphone executive. Most of the staff were also ex-Epiphone employees who did not follow the company from New York to Philadelphia, a move sparked by a four-month strike.

Vintage
Price: $5,500.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Guild D25M Dreadnought Steel String Guitar Mahogany, 1974

❌SOLD❌  Guild D25M Dreadnought Steel String Guitar Mahogany, 1974

The Guild D25M Dreadnought made its first appearance in 1968 as a fully Mahogany-bodied dreadnought, but by 1974 a Spruce top was used. It remained a staple of the Guild lineup until 2001 when Guild’s then-parent, Fender Musical Instrument Corporation, shifted production to Corona, California.

Vintage
Price: $1,050.00 CAD

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