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1998 Guild Savoy X-150D

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Serial #: AK150070, Westerly, RI label

Body size at lower bout: 16" Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut width: 1 11/16" Body depth: 3 3/8"

Materials: Highly flamed arched maple top, back and sides; three piece solid mahogany neck; rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl block inlay; 3-ply body binding, bound fingerboard; bone nut.

Hardware: All-original chrome hardware includes twin Guild HB-1 humbucking pickups and controls; Grover Rotomatic tuners; harp style tailpiece; compensated rosewood bridge; art deco stairstep pickguard; 3 way pickup selector switch; black G-logo reflector control knobs.

Notes: The Guild X-150 Savoy was introduced in 1954 as a direct competitor to the Gibson ES-175. Almost half a century later, the comfortable neck, smooth tone and handsome full depth Venetian cutaway body made the Savoy an attractive choice for the serious player looking for exceptional value. Discontinued in 1965, the model was briefly revived by Guild in 1997, shortly before their Westerly, RI plant was finally closed.

This guitar is one of the last examples of the model ever produced, just before the venerable firm was moved to California by Fender. Built since its inception with just a single pickup, this remarkable guitar is a late variant equipped with twin Guild HB-1 humbuckers.

With an eye-catching tiger flame maple body, the natural blonde finish is handsomely ambered, and the guitar is in excellent condition. Apart from a some scattered wisps of checking in the sutaway horn, and a few eyelash size nicks in the neck binding, the guitar shows few signs of age or play altogether. The pickups are smooth and detailed and the gentle D profile neck has smooth low action over vintage style medium fretwork, with a fresh high precision setup.

The case includes all original paperwork, including a Plek setup certification from the origjnal dealer. A true classic, and a classic American pro-quality archtop, and a true best buy in a genuine US built professional quality archtop guitar. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel flatwound strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original deluxe Guild arched black plush hardshell case.


























































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