GUILD X160 Rockabilly

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350-8600-806, 350-8600-833, 350-8600-840 and 350-8600-812
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Dates of manufacture: 

1999 to 2003

GUILD made the Rockabilly X160 between 1999 and 2003. The Guild X160 Rockabilly was an arch-top guitar with an all maple body. The X160 uses the same body and neck as the X150. Like the X150, the X160 had a classic style laminated maple body (16" wide x 3"deep), finished in high gloss polyurethane, and has a bound Mahogany neck with the Guild Chesterfield logo. The fretboard of the X160 was solid rosewood with pearloid "block" inlays, and is rounded off with a Bigsby tailpiece and tremolo bridge.  Pickups were two DeArmond 2000s - the X-160s were the first production instruments to have the original DeArmond Model 2000 pickup in over twenty years.

The Guild X160 Rockabilly was built at Guild's Westerly, Rhode Island facilities, Unlike any other Guild Jazz guitar, the Rockabilly was available in four distinctive color options, including: Black; Tennessee Orange; Metallic Blue and Fiesta Red. When new the recommended retail price was $2,500.

Specifications (28)

Body

Body depth3 inches body
Body materiallaminated maple body
Body shape featuressingle cutaway
Body stylearchtop
Body width16 inches wide body
Hollow bodyhollow body
Pickguard materialblack pickguard
Pickguard shaperaised pickguard
Soundhole2 f-holes

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersblock fingerboard position markers

General

Finish colorsblack finish, blue finish, orange finish, red finish
Finish effectsgloss finish
Finish materialpolyurethane finish
Made inUSA
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Hardware

Hardware colorchrome hardware
TailpieceBigsby Vibrato tailpiece
TunersGrover tuners

Neck

Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmahogany neck
Neck width1.69 inches wide at nut
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Controls

Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelDeArmond 2K pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

Prices (2)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2002$900.00excellent
2001$2599.99newguitar-listMSRP

Reviews (1)

GUILD X160 Rockabilly Reviewed by: Anonymous Date: 2015
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I got completely stock orange Westerly built Guild X160 "Rockabilly" in a trade a couple of years ago. It's got great DeArmond 2000 pickups and a Bigsby licensed Guild tremolo. It's a pretty versatile guitar. Aside from great Rockabilly, I've played Blues gigs, played it a lot in a nine piece Western Swing band, and have even done a few Swing & Jazz shows as well with it. It's great for Chet Atkins/Merl Travis style picking' as well. I play it mainly thru a Deluxe Reverb '65 Blackface reissue, but have done shows & dances plugged into a Mexican Blues Junior (best sounding circuit) and an original American Blues Deluxe as well. It sounds great thru all these amps. The Jazz tone is just a tad muddy, as one would expect with single coils voiced for Rockabilly. At one point, for some reason, (I'm not sure what I was thinking), I decided to put a roller bridge on it, but I plan on putting the stock bridge back on, as it stayed in tune just fine before. Fit & finish are excellent, it's performed flawlessly for the four or five years I've had it, it seems pretty durable and doesn't scratch easily.Tones are pretty versatile, especially for genres it was designed for. Playability is excellent and it's pretty resistant to change due to temp and humidity. I've not had to adjust the truss rod at all. It's a great guitar!

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