Initially launched as the Guild M-80CS in 1975, the model was redesigned and designated M-80 in 1981.
body: mahogany with maple top
neck: 3-piece maple neck, 24 frets
scale: 24 3/4"
overall length: 39 1/2"
width at nut: 1 5/8"
electronics/pickups: 2 Guild XR-7 pickups. Coil tap or phase switch optional. Two volume and tone pickups
hardware: Guild SP-6 tailpiece and adjust-o-matic bridge
finishes: Sunburst, Candy Apple Red, Black, Red Sunburst
The following text is taken from the 1975 Guild catalogue
Dynamite because it's so efficient. Everything you like about a double cutaway solid body, plus everything you want in a personal kind of arch topped guitar
M-80CS is more than a rock guitar; its a different way to get deeper into the style of rock that's yours. Full 24 3/4" scale. Guild humbuckers. Polarity reversing phase switch. Master volume. Lots more. Spend a little time with this one. You'll find yourself a new friend.
The following text is taken from the 1982 Guild catalog
For overall quality of craftsmanship, sound and playability, the M-80 has to be considered one of today's premier electrics.
Electric guitar advertisements originally published from 1975 onwards. Click on the images for larger copies. Check out other vintage Guild advertisements
Guild M-80 - New lean, mean rock machine (1975)
Black and white advert for the Guild M-80CS guitar
Guild M-80 - Guild M-80CS. The fastest neck you've ever grabbed (1976)
The Guild M-80CS was launched in 1975 as a double cutaway version of the Guild M-75CS. This, in turn, descended from the semi-hollow M-75 Bluesbird. Hence M-80CS; C denoting chrome hardware and S d...
Guild M-80 - The New Guild M-80 (1981)
Guild's new M-80 is the most explosive guitar to hot the music scene in years