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1973 Guild S-100 Polara! SOLD!

1973 Guild S-100 Polara!

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Ah, the Guild S-100! Made famous by Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, the S-100 has always been saddled as Guild’s poor man’s SG. It is definitely a heckuva lot more than that! Many would argue that Guild made better guitars than Gibson during this period. Check any online review and you’ll hear comments like “it blows away every SG I’ve owned”. Guild definitely has garnered a small but loyal following thanks to their quality. This S-100 has all of the hallmarks of Guild’s commitment to excellence. The body is solid mahogany and features an offset cutaway shape. The mahogany neck features a bound rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays. Dual Guild humbuckers dish out clear and powerful tones that aren’t as muddy as comparable Gibson pickups. The innovative Guild/Mueller roller bridge and stop tailpiece team up for excellent performance. Tuners have been upgraded to Gibson Kluson style units. Made in the USA to Guild’s high standards of quality. The finish is transparent cherry red lacquer. The headstock features the famous pearloid Guild logo and chesterfield inlays. A really top notch vintage instrument that will hold its own or beat much more expensive Gibsons!

I’m a huge Guild fan and have several in my own collection. I’m always happy to offer one of these quality guitars. Like most Guilds I’ve owned, this S-100 has nice tone and good playability. The neck is straight and the frets show wear but are good. The pickups and electronics work fine. This guitar is ready for a player. Collectors should probably look elsewhere. It has been PLAYED. Cool semi relic vibe thanks to lots of scratches, chips, dents and dings. One filled chip on the neck that’s hardly noticeable. A very solid instrument with lots of vibe. Comes in hardshell case which is missing 2 latches but still very functional.

I’ve always been disappointed that vintage Guild guitars don’t find a wider audience. They are every bit as good if not better than most of the competition and offer some unique looks and features. The plus of their seeming obscurity is that they are bargain priced. A 73 Gibson SG would cost twice as much. Guilds are a great deal. SOLD!

1973 Guild S-100 Polara!

1973 Guild S-100 Polara!

1973 Guild S-100 Polara!

1973 Guild S-100 Polara!

1973 Guild S-100 Polara!

1973 Guild S-100 Polara!

1973 Guild S-100 Polara!

1973 Guild S-100 Polara!

1973 Guild S-100 Polara!

1973 Guild S-100 Polara!

SOLD!

 
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