GUILD S-90

  • Guild S90 electric guitar

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1970 to 1976

GUILD manufactured the S-90 between 1970 and 1976. It was an asymmetric SG-shaped solid body electric like the Guild S-100, but had dot inlays and single volume and tone controls. Early ones had a covered combined bridge & tailpiece, but by 1973 this was replaced by a Guild Adjusto-matic bridge and brass stop tailpiece.

Specifications (26)

General

Dimensions
1016 × 419 × 33 mm
Finish colorsblack finish, natural finish, red finish, walnut finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Controls

Number of control knobs2 control knobs
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelGuild humbucking pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

Body

Body materialmahogany body
Body styleSG-style body
Pickguard materialblack pickguard

Hardware

BridgeGuild Adjusto-Matic bridge, bridge-cover
Hardware colorchrome hardware
Tailpiecestop tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialmother of pearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmahogany neck
Neck width1.625 inches wide at nut
Number of frets22 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Prices (1)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2017$1100goodDougThese are hard to find with the original electronics intact. Nothing else has that tone!

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2 Comments

1970 S-90

This guitars factory pick-ups as delivered has a very 60s psychedelic sound.Best as I can describe it.
I'm sure this may have been a popular selling sound for this price point in 1970

Guild S-90

I was lucky enough to get hold of one of these amazing guitars a year ago. 1973 or 74 model. (Tracking serial numbers for for vintage Guild electrics is an inaccurate science.) Walnut finish. Tons of mojo. The pickups are amazing. Sort of Vintage Fender widerange, but with very high output. Kind of airy, scooped mid sound. Noticably more powerful than my 335 and JL Casino with Gib usa P90s. I like the simple one vol one tone layout. The tuners were worn out, but i sourced a set of NOS Gotohs. The bridge had been replaced with a Schaller rolling bridge. The neck is much thinner than I’m used to. Very easily bent out of tune, so it needs a light touch. Upside is you don’t miss a trem. I use it for slide and fingerpicking in open E. Very nice clean sounds and jangly dirt too, through my AC15HW.