Guild introduced its B50 acoustic bass in 1975 & this absolutely gorgeous example is from 1977, making it quite an early version. A truly remarkable sounding instrument, producing a deep rich tone that compliments any acoustic combo. Very easy & very fun to play, we're fairly certain this big fella isn't going to last very long. We did a pro set up on it so it's ready to perform whenever you are.
Cosmetic Condition: Great shape for being over 40 years old! There are some minor nicks & dings; various scratches & overall just very gentle play wear.
Neck: Comfortable mahogany neck with cream side-dots. Rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl dot inlays. Frets are in greats shape with no wear. Mother of pearl Guild & Chesterfield headstock inlays. Schaller open-gear tuners are in perfect working condition. 1 5/8" nut width; 31" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.
Body: Solid spruce top with multi-layer binding. Rosewood bridge with split saddles & cream bridge pins. Tortoise pickguard & multi-ring rosette. Mahogany back & sides with arched back & single-ply binding. The back actually shows off some nice figuring in the mahogany - kind of flamey actually. 18" lower bout width; 13" upper bout width; 6 3/4" depth. There are no electronics & the bass weighs 7 lbs 1.7 oz.
Case: Original hardshell case included along with the key. The case is in great shape just like the bass & includes the original owner's manual & a spec sheet on the bass.