The two variants to the Guild S-300, the S-300A (with an ash body / maple neck) S-300D (Dimarzio super distortion humbuckers).
The S-300 was launched in 1977. Guild had not tried any particularly original solid body designs for several years, so the S-300, (along with its companion S-60 and S-70 guitars, and B-301 and B-302 basses) was a welcome change for the guitar buying public.
The 1978 Guild guitar catalogue (right) featured a pair of white S-300 guitars on its front cover.
The S-300 was available in a number of different forms. Different wood and pickup combinations, for a much wider range of tones.
Guild S-300 mahogany body and neck, two Guild humbucker pickups
Guild S-300D mahogany body and neck, DiMarzio PAF and Super Distortion humbuckers
Guild S-300A ash body and maple neck, two Guild humbucker pickups
Guild S-300AD ash body and maple neck, DiMarzio PAF and Super Distortion humbuckers
All models have a 24 fret curved ebony fingerboard, with dot markers (24¾ inch scale), Chesterfield headstock inlay. A phase switch for reversing pickup polarity, three-way pickup selector switch and seperate volume and tone controls for each pickup.
The ash models were available in blonde (natural) and bunburst finishes. The mahogany models were also available in natural (though obviously much darker than ash) aswell as sunburst, cherry, black, walnut and white.
The S-300 lasted until 1989, when it was discontinued. The Ash and Dimarzio pickup options were stopped earler still in 1982.
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