The following text is taken from the 1982 Guild catalogue
Our SB-201, SB-202 and SB-203 models ut through to let players showcase their talents to the fullest. All these models offer exceptional balance and feel, plus quality hardware like our adjustable BT-4 bridge and Guild deluxe machineheads with a 22:1 gear ratio
neck: set maple neck, 20 fret rosewood fingerboard
overall length: 46"
width at nut: 1 5/8"
electronics/pickups: one Guild split-pickup, and one Guild single coil, phase switch. Two volume and one tone control
hardware: BT-4 bridge
finishes: White, Sunburst, Candy Apple Red, Black, Black Sparkle, Metalic Blue, Purple
Similar models Guild SB-201, Guild SB-203, Guild SB-502E
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Guild SB-202 - 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.
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