Vintage 1953 Guild X-150 Savoy Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst Finish


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Cosmetic Condition:  First year of production with a very low serial number - 1417!  This is a super fine, true vintage guitar with all the right looks & perfect feel.  It's nearly 100% original, aside from the control knobs & has been professionally set up by us, so it plays like it's brand new!  Various nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches, weather checking & finish wear from years of play.  No headstock cracks or repairs.  The body binding has shrunk over the years, so you'll notice a few small pieces missing here & there.  The heel cap is also missing.  Overall the guitar has a great look with a gorgeous patina.  The P-90 style single coil pickup delivers a warm, rich tone reminiscent of days gone by.

Neck:  Slightly chunky, soft V-shaped mahogany neck with cream side-dots.  Beautiful rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl block inlays.  Original frets show some wear, but have plenty of life in them.  Old style Guild headstock logo.  Original nickel tuners are in perfect working condition.  1 3/4" nut width; 25 1/2" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.

Body:  Single-cutaway, double-bound, hollow body with dual F-holes.  Laminate spruce top with really wide grain patterns - looks a lot like Adirondak.  The sunburst finish has aged beautifully into a mellow tobacco color with some nice variegation.  Nickel trapeze tailpiece with floating rosewood bridge.  8-ply black pickguard is in great shape with no cracks & only mild warping.  Maple back & sides with some light flame figuring.  17 1/2" lower bout width; 3 1/2" depth.  Guitar weighs 6 lbs 11 oz.

Pickup:  Single-coil neck pickup - 7.20K ohms - with master volume & tone controls.  The original knobs were missing when we acquired the guitar & the most appropriate ones we could find were newer Rickenbacker knobs.  The electronics are original & in perfect working condition.

Case:  Original hardshell case included - very cool & very rare!