Guild X170

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Guild

Description This guitar is an excellent choice for intermediate to advanced jazz players. Its tone is warm and full without the blurry or hazy sound associated with other jazz boxes. The single string attack and sustain can pierce even the loudest big band sound.
Posted By Richard Falcoff (559)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 1/29/2001, Richard Falcoff (559) posted:
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I looked or played Gibson, Epiphone, Heritage, Ibanez archtops before buying the Guild. Overall, it was the best buy for the quality and playabilty. But please consider that I'm not a collector or a guitar maven by any stretch of the imagination. I just wanted a quality instrument that sounded good and seemed to be built well.
Model Year: 1988
Price: $975.00
Where Obtained: private seller
Features:
It was made in the Westerly, RI Guild factory of laminated maple. It has 20 frets and comes with 2 Guild humbuckers. Mine is a dark, honey hued blond with a rosewood fret board.
Playability:
The action is low without causing any fret buzz.
Sound Quality:
I play it through a Fender Blues Jr. and get a beautiful full, rich jazz tone. I love it for comping behind vocals.
Durability:
For a guitar with such a delicate sound it is extremely robust. Its intonation is average for my standards.