GUILD ELECTRIC ARCHTOP X SERIES

The X series of archtop electric Jazz style guitars runs from the early fifties to the present day.

GUILD Rockabilly X-160

GUILD made the Rockabilly X-160 between 1999 and 2003. The Guild X160 Rockabilly is an arch-top guitar with an all maple body. The X160 is based on Guild's famous Savoy body shape. The fretboard of the X160 is solid rosewood with pearloid "block" inlays, and is rounded off with a Bigsby tailpiece and tremolo bridge.  Pickups are two DeArmond 2000s.

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GUILD X-150 D Savoy (No. 360-8500)

Production of the X-150 D Savoy (No. 360-8500) began in 1998 and ended in 2003

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GUILD X-150 SAVOY (NO. 360-8400)

Production of the X-150 SAVOY (NO. 360-8400) began in 1954 and ended in 1965

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GUILD X-160 SAVOY

GUILD produced the X-160 SAVOY between 1991 and 1995

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GUILD X-170 MANHATTAN (NO. 350-8000)

GUILD manufactured the X-170 MANHATTAN (NO. 350-8000) between 1988 and 2002

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GUILD X-170B Manhattan with Bigsby (No. 350-8100)

GUILD manufactured the X-170B Manhattan with Bigsby (No. 350-8100) between 1995 and 1998

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GUILD X-175 MANHATTAN (X-175B)

GUILD manufactured the X-175 MANHATTAN between 1954 and 1984. It was a single cutaway hollow bodied electric. From 1954-1962 the X-175 had two soap bar single coils, but these were replaced by two humbuckers from then on. Finish was sunburst or more rarely blonde (the X-175B model).

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GUILD X-180 PARK AVENUE (NO. 360-8000)

GUILD stopped making the X-180 PARK AVENUE (NO. 360-8000) in 2003

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GUILD X-350 STRATFORD

GUILD produced the X-350 STRATFORD between 1952 and 1973

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GUILD X-375 STRATFORD

The X-375 STRATFORD was made between 1952 and 1973

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GUILD X-400

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GUILD X-440

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GUILD X-50 GRANADA

GUILD manufactured the X-50 GRANADA between 1966 and 1975

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GUILD X-500

GUILD made the X-500 between 1953 and 1995. It is a hollow bodied electric - similar in design to the Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent. This popular laminated archtop was one of Guild’s Stuart series guitars but was replaced by the carved top X700 in 1993.  The X-550 was the blonde version of the X-500 and the X-550 designation was changed to X-500B around 1960.

Pickups were changed to DeArmonds in 1961 and to humbuckers in 1963. The X-500 first had individual Kluson tuners, then Kolb in 1957 and Grover Rotomatic tuners in 1965.

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GUILD X-550P (NO. 395-8800)

Guild introduced the X-550P model in 2004

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GUILD X-700 STUART BENEDETTO

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Specifications:

ModelImageFinish colorsFinish effectsMade inNumber of stringsScale length
GUILD Rockabilly X-160
1999 to 2003
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GUILD X-150 D Savoy (No. 360-8500)
1998 to 2003
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GUILD X-150 SAVOY (NO. 360-8400)
1954 to 1965
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GUILD X-160 SAVOY
1991 to 1995
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GUILD X-170 MANHATTAN (NO. 350-8000)
1988 to 2002
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GUILD X-170B Manhattan with Bigsby (No. 350-8100)
1995 to 1998
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GUILD X-175 MANHATTAN (X-175B)
1954 to 1984
2013
blonde finishsunburst finishKorea, USA6 strings-
GUILD X-180 PARK AVENUE (NO. 360-8000)
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GUILD X-350 STRATFORD
1952 to 1973
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GUILD X-375 STRATFORD
1952 to 1973
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GUILD X-400
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GUILD X-440
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GUILD X-50 GRANADA
1966 to 1975
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GUILD X-500
1953 to 1995
2008
blonde finishsunburst finishUSA6 strings25.5 inches scale-length
GUILD X-550P (NO. 395-8800)
2004
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GUILD X-700 STUART BENEDETTO
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ModelBody back materialBody shape featuresBody sides materialBody styleBody top materialHollow bodyPickguard materialSoundhole
GUILD Rockabilly X-160
1999 to 2003
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GUILD X-150 D Savoy (No. 360-8500)
1998 to 2003
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GUILD X-150 SAVOY (NO. 360-8400)
1954 to 1965
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GUILD X-160 SAVOY
1991 to 1995
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GUILD X-170 MANHATTAN (NO. 350-8000)
1988 to 2002
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GUILD X-170B Manhattan with Bigsby (No. 350-8100)
1995 to 1998
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GUILD X-175 MANHATTAN (X-175B)
1954 to 1984
2013
maple body backarchtop, single cutawaymaple body sidesarchtop-hollow bodyblack pickguard2 f-holes
GUILD X-180 PARK AVENUE (NO. 360-8000)
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GUILD X-350 STRATFORD
1952 to 1973
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GUILD X-375 STRATFORD
1952 to 1973
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GUILD X-400
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GUILD X-440
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GUILD X-50 GRANADA
1966 to 1975
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GUILD X-500
1953 to 1995
2008
maple body backarchtop, single cutawaymaple body sidesarchtoplaminated spruce body tophollow bodytortoiseshell pickguard2 f-holes
GUILD X-550P (NO. 395-8800)
2004
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GUILD X-700 STUART BENEDETTO
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ModelHeadstock inlays or logosNeck materialPeghead (headstock)
GUILD Rockabilly X-160
1999 to 2003
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GUILD X-150 D Savoy (No. 360-8500)
1998 to 2003
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GUILD X-150 SAVOY (NO. 360-8400)
1954 to 1965
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GUILD X-160 SAVOY
1991 to 1995
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GUILD X-170 MANHATTAN (NO. 350-8000)
1988 to 2002
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GUILD X-170B Manhattan with Bigsby (No. 350-8100)
1995 to 1998
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GUILD X-175 MANHATTAN (X-175B)
1954 to 1984
2013
pearl headstock inlay/logomahogany neckblack face headstock
GUILD X-180 PARK AVENUE (NO. 360-8000)
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GUILD X-350 STRATFORD
1952 to 1973
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GUILD X-375 STRATFORD
1952 to 1973
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GUILD X-400
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GUILD X-440
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GUILD X-50 GRANADA
1966 to 1975
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GUILD X-500
1953 to 1995
2008
--bound headstock
GUILD X-550P (NO. 395-8800)
2004
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GUILD X-700 STUART BENEDETTO
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ModelBridgeHardware colorTailpieceTuner layoutTuners
GUILD Rockabilly X-160
1999 to 2003
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GUILD X-150 D Savoy (No. 360-8500)
1998 to 2003
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GUILD X-150 SAVOY (NO. 360-8400)
1954 to 1965
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GUILD X-160 SAVOY
1991 to 1995
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GUILD X-170 MANHATTAN (NO. 350-8000)
1988 to 2002
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GUILD X-170B Manhattan with Bigsby (No. 350-8100)
1995 to 1998
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GUILD X-175 MANHATTAN (X-175B)
1954 to 1984
2013
adjustable rosewood bridgechrome hardwareBigsby Vibrato tailpiece, harp tailpiecethree-each-side-
GUILD X-180 PARK AVENUE (NO. 360-8000)
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GUILD X-350 STRATFORD
1952 to 1973
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GUILD X-375 STRATFORD
1952 to 1973
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GUILD X-400
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GUILD X-440
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GUILD X-50 GRANADA
1966 to 1975
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GUILD X-500
1953 to 1995
2008
adjustable ebony bridgegold hardware, gold-plated hardwaretrapeze tailpiecethree-each-sideGrover Imperial tuners, Grover Rotomatic tuners, Kluson tuners, Kolb tuners
GUILD X-550P (NO. 395-8800)
2004
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GUILD X-700 STUART BENEDETTO
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ModelTone controlsVolume controls
GUILD Rockabilly X-160
1999 to 2003
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GUILD X-150 D Savoy (No. 360-8500)
1998 to 2003
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GUILD X-150 SAVOY (NO. 360-8400)
1954 to 1965
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GUILD X-160 SAVOY
1991 to 1995
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GUILD X-170 MANHATTAN (NO. 350-8000)
1988 to 2002
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GUILD X-170B Manhattan with Bigsby (No. 350-8100)
1995 to 1998
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GUILD X-175 MANHATTAN (X-175B)
1954 to 1984
2013
1 tone control1 volume control
GUILD X-180 PARK AVENUE (NO. 360-8000)
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GUILD X-350 STRATFORD
1952 to 1973
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GUILD X-375 STRATFORD
1952 to 1973
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GUILD X-400
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GUILD X-440
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GUILD X-50 GRANADA
1966 to 1975
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GUILD X-500
1953 to 1995
2008
2 tone controls2 volume controls
GUILD X-550P (NO. 395-8800)
2004
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GUILD X-700 STUART BENEDETTO
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ModelPickup selector controlsPickups brand and modelPickups configuration
GUILD Rockabilly X-160
1999 to 2003
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GUILD X-150 D Savoy (No. 360-8500)
1998 to 2003
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GUILD X-150 SAVOY (NO. 360-8400)
1954 to 1965
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GUILD X-160 SAVOY
1991 to 1995
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GUILD X-170 MANHATTAN (NO. 350-8000)
1988 to 2002
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GUILD X-170B Manhattan with Bigsby (No. 350-8100)
1995 to 1998
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GUILD X-175 MANHATTAN (X-175B)
1954 to 1984
2013
3-way selector switch-2 humbucker pickups, 2 soapbar pickups
GUILD X-180 PARK AVENUE (NO. 360-8000)
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GUILD X-350 STRATFORD
1952 to 1973
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GUILD X-375 STRATFORD
1952 to 1973
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GUILD X-400
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GUILD X-440
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GUILD X-50 GRANADA
1966 to 1975
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GUILD X-500
1953 to 1995
2008
3-way selector switchDeArmond pickup(s)2 humbucker pickups, 2 single coil pickups
GUILD X-550P (NO. 395-8800)
2004
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GUILD X-700 STUART BENEDETTO
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ModelFingerboard inlay materialFingerboard materialFingerboard position markersNumber of frets
GUILD Rockabilly X-160
1999 to 2003
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GUILD X-150 D Savoy (No. 360-8500)
1998 to 2003
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GUILD X-150 SAVOY (NO. 360-8400)
1954 to 1965
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GUILD X-160 SAVOY
1991 to 1995
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GUILD X-170 MANHATTAN (NO. 350-8000)
1988 to 2002
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GUILD X-170B Manhattan with Bigsby (No. 350-8100)
1995 to 1998
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GUILD X-175 MANHATTAN (X-175B)
1954 to 1984
2013
pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboardblock fingerboard position markers20 fret
GUILD X-180 PARK AVENUE (NO. 360-8000)
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GUILD X-350 STRATFORD
1952 to 1973
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GUILD X-375 STRATFORD
1952 to 1973
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GUILD X-400
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GUILD X-440
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GUILD X-50 GRANADA
1966 to 1975
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GUILD X-500
1953 to 1995
2008
abalone fingerboard inlay material, mother of pearl fingerboard inlay materialebony fingerboardblock fingerboard position markers20 fret
GUILD X-550P (NO. 395-8800)
2004
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GUILD X-700 STUART BENEDETTO
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