GUILD CE-100D (Capri)

  • Guild CE-100D (1975) blonde finish


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1952 to 1975

GUILD made the CE-100D (Capri) between 1952 and 1975. It was a jazz archtop like the CE-100 Capri but with two pickups. From 1952-1962 the pickups were two single coils and from 1962-1975 they were humbuckers. Some of these came with factory fitted DeArmond single coil pickups.

Guild describe the CE-100D as follows in their 1975 catalog:

CE-100D  Clear, pure sound from every note on the fretboard, with a resonance you can tool as you play. Lyrical phrasing seems to flow naturally. Your drive seems to build more effectively when you settle into an up-tempo groove. This is a guitar for the player working on jazz concepts and execution.

Details: Single cutaway electric acoustic. Maple top. sides and back. Guild last-action. very thin. 3-piece mahogany neck with fully adjustable truss rod. Bound rosewood fingerboard with inlaid mother-of-pearl rectangular position blocks. Inlaid head plate. All hardware chrome plated. Grover Rotomatic machines. Adjustable rosewood bridge. Guild "harp" tailpiece. Multi-ply ivoroid binding around body. Black pickguard. 20 frets. Neck joins the body at 14th fret. Guild EA-610L Strings.

Electronics: 2 chrome plated Guild Humbucking pickups with individual adjustable pole pieces for each string and 3-way tilt adjustment for accurate pick-up placement. 3 position pick-up selector. Separate tone and volume controls for each pickup.

Dimensions: Body 16.375" (41.5 cm.) wide, 20.25"(51.4 cm.) lane. 3.25" (8.2 cm.) deep. Overall length 41.75" (106cm). Scale length 25.625"' (65 cm.). Neck width at nut 1.625" (4.1 cm.). 

Finish: Sunburst or Blonde.

Case: 4518 Hard Shell Case. 3-ply veneer. heavily padded plush interior.  2518 Hard Shell Case. Flannel lined and padded.  

Guild reissued the CE-100D Capri in 2014 as part of their Korean made Newark Street collection.

Specifications (28)


Bindingbody binding, neck binding
Finish colorsnatural finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.625 inches scale-length


Body back materialmaple body back
Body shape featuressingle cutaway
Body sides materialmaple body sides
Body stylearchtop
Body top materialmaple body top
Hollow bodyhollow body
Pickguard shaperaised pickguard, stepped pickguard
Soundhole2 f-holes


Bridgeadjustable rosewood bridge
Tailpieceharp tailpiece
TunersGrover Rotomatic tuners


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


Neck materialmahogany neck
Number of frets20 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side


Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls


Pickups brand and modelDeArmond pickup(s), Guild humbucking pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups, 2 single coil pickups

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