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2013 Guild GSR X-180 B

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Serial #: NQ044006, New Hartford, CT label

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

Materials: Arched fine-grained laminate spruce top; arched flame maple laminate back and sides, solid mahogany neck with maple stripe; rosewood fingerboard with block inlay; pearl peghead inlay; 3-ply body binding, bound fingerboard, bone nut.

Hardware: All gold hardware including Guild 'G' harp tailpiece, Seymour Duncan '59 humbucking pickups, Graph-Tech Reso-max bridge with rosewood base, Gotoh Rotomatic style tuners; contoured Guild-logo pickguard, twin tone and volume controls, 3 way pickup selector switch. Additional gold Guild Bigsby tailpiece included in case.

Notes: A full-depth Venetian cutaway archtop, the Guild X-180 Park Avenue was introduced circa 2000, as a more compact alternative to the firm's venerable X-500. The 16" body is comfy to hold, and the 24 3/4" scale is fast and nimble, making the X-180 a serious competitor to the Gibson ES-175 as well. In 2013, with the company back in New England in its New Hartford, CT plant, Guild issued a very limited run of an upscale version of this model: the GSR series.

Upgraded with Seymour Duncan '59 humbucking pickups, a Graph-Tech Reso-max bridge, Gotoh 14:1 tuners, and a true vintage style nitro finish, the GSR X-180 was produced, as we understand it, in just two small batches, of 25 and 5 instruments respectively. This would make this model one of the rarest offerings in modern Guild history: indeed, this stunning example may be the last one ever built.

Crafted of intensely flamed, bookmatched arched maple in the body, and a fine-grained arched spruce soundboard, the full-depth laminate body is crack-resistant, and offers improved sustain and feedback resistance. The solid mahogany neck makes for a lighter and better balanced instrument than most maple-necked guitars as well.

100% original, the instrument is in showroom condition, and appears virtually unplayed. A classic working jazz box, the X-175 has a sleek gentle D neck profile, with smooth low action with a fresh high-precision setup, and peerless Duncan '59 pickups for a faithful vintage bop tone.

This gleaming guitar comes complete with all original paperwork and case candy, including the hand-tooled Guild logo leather strap. A special plus is an original gold Guild Bigsby tailpiece, which is included in the case. A true best buy in a contemporary US made archtop, the GSR X-180 is an outstanding performer for the working guitarist. One only: call now.

Setup: Trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation strobe tuned; string slots at nut and bridge inspected and recut as necessary; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel strings (.012-.054). 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 black arched plush lined hardshell case.








































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