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2000 Guild X-170 Archtop! SOLD!

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An incredible value in a USA made archtop! Guild is well known for offering players excellent instruments at unbelievable prices. This X-150 is no exception. Built in Rhode Island, this one shows top notch build quality and materials. The hollow body is made from laminated flame maple. Check out the gorgeous figure in the wood.  The 3 piece flame maple  neck features a bound rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays. Dual Guild humbuckers deliver warm tone. A harp shaped trapeze tailpiece, floating bridge and Grover tuners keep it rock solid. The finish is a gorgeous antique lacquer natural and is set off by gold hardware. A very nice guitar. Many players would take a Guild over a Gibson or Gretsch citing better quality and tone. I'm a huge Guild fan. There's no better value in a USA made archtop!

This Guild plays great and has excellent tone. The neck is straight, the frets are good and action is low. The pickups sound warm and work great for jazz, blues or rock. Everything works as it should. This is a well taken care of used guitar. It shows light pick and clearcoat scratches, light to moderate belt scratches, some fade on the gold hardware, some light indents and one ding at the 10th fret on the binding. Still a nice looking example. Comes in original hardshell case.

Guild no longer offers any electric archtops. A real shame really as they were one of the last bargains out there. Many players have discovered the merits of this great company. If this were a Gibson guitar, the price would roughly be double and this one easily matches or exceeds Gibson quality. A great deal in my opinion.



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