Guild S-275 - When the thrill is gone... get it back with Guild
By the 1980s, American guitar manufacturers were struggling somewhat to find mass acceptance with new solid-body designs; the likes of Fender and Gibson had more commercial success with updated versions of existing models, Stratocaster and Les Paul style guitars with updated electronics and other hardware. But Guild kept on creating new guitar designs throughout the 1980s, releasing some highly distinctive instruments, very much of their time. Like Gibson they did keep producing their traditional high end jazz guitars, but it was the wilder solid bodies that got the most attention from the public.
body: mahogany with maple top
neck: 3-piece set maple. 24 fret ebony fingerboard
scale: 24 3/4"
overall length: 39"
width at nut: 1 5/8"
electronics/pickups: 2 Guild XR-7 pickups. Two volume, one tone control. Coil tap or phase switch optional
hardware: gold-plated SP-6G tailpiece, adjusto-matic bridge, and pickup covers
finishes: Red Sunburst, Natural
Similar models Guild S-25, Guild S-250
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The following text is taken from the 1982 Guild catalogue
A double cutaway that we think stacks up against any of the "classics" that are on the market. Definate superiority in tonal range over comparable instruments