GUILD X-82 NOVA #LL100127

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Rich Riley

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Purchased this Guild Nova at a yard sale in Hinkley Ohio for $80.00 which included the hard case


Is this for sale?

Hello Rich, you have a great guitar there Buddy. I own 5 of these guitars but not a single pickup optioned one, I'd love to add it to my collection and play it. If you'd like to sell it, at a profit of course, lol, contact me at [email protected]. Thank you for your time!

Guild X-82 NOVA

That's a beautiful guitar.  I found this site during the process of doing research for my own Guild Nova that I aquired years ago at a pawn shop.  I was just curious about the value of it.  I can see by the serial number that yours must be a particularly rare one, as it shows up under the 'prototype' tab.  That's pretty cool.  As near as I can tell, mine is a regular production NOVA.  It's an '81 and it's the 31st one ever made.  I think it's been repainted and looks like it's been played.  I'm very curious what the history of it is.  Oh, also, mine came with the original hard case.  It's alligator skin in the shape of the guitar.  Pretty cheesy, but cool for the time.  

Correcting the record

Just a couple of notes, for your information, on this guitar. I am the owner of this guitar and I did not put this info on this site. First of all the guitar is not an X-82 as stated on this site. It is the rare "Nova Prototype to the X-82 as you can quickly see if you look up the serial number. The noticeable difference is that the guitar has only two controls and not three like the X-82. Over the years I have seen many of the X-82 guitars come up for sale on Ebay and other websites but none of them were the "Prototype" model. This guitar is in excellent physical and playing condition. It is also in fact much better condition than any of the X-82;s that I have seen sold over the years.  Lastly, the guitar is for sale but I would have to have $1250.00  plus $85.00 shipping.  Email if you are a serious buyer.

guild x82

I'm interested in purchasing this Guitar I had one that was stolen off me

You can reach me 2677484928 or email [email protected]

Email Address

I just returned to this site and noticed to my amazement that I did not leave an email address for any interested buyer to contact me. I have not sold the guitar so if you are interested in this guitar you can email me at "[email protected]." Also, for your information I live in northeastern Ohio. I can email more pictures of the guitar to you. I will also add one picture which will have a newspaper with date to prove I still am in possession of the guitar.



Email address for serious buyers.

I just returned to this site and noticed that I did not leave an email address for interested buyers to contact me, so if you are a serious buyer and want to contact me you can do so at [email protected].  Also, for your information, I live in northeastern Ohio.  I can send you other pictures of the guitar and one with a newspaper, showing the date, to prove that I indeed still have the guitar if you so desire.  

Rich Riley

My Guild Nova Prototype Guitar

Sorry to say that of 5-4-2023 this guitar has been sold and is now in its new home in Mansfield, Ohio

New Home

Actually it’s Galena Ohio!