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GUILD | CATALOGS | 1963 | PAGE 8

Guild Thunderbird S-200, Polara S-100, and Jet-Star S-50

1963 Guild Guitars / Amplifiers catalog, page 8

Guild solid body electrics. Page 8 shows three solid body electric guitars all new to the Guild line for 1963, the Guild Thunderbird S-200, Polara S-100 and Jet-Star S-50. These guitars would undergo many small changes over the relatively short period of production, including in pickups, scratchplate shape, and most notably for the S-200, body design. Whilst in 1963 these guitars all have the same 'batwing' body style and single coil pickups (and this would remain on the Polara and Jet-Star through to 1968), the Thunderbird would be redesigned, with a longer top horn and (sometimes!) anti-hum pickups by 1964. Note both the Polara and Thunderbird are equipped with the Hagstrom vibrato tailpiece - a very effective unit that would also be available for the Jet-Star from 1965. Compare these guitars with the examples pictured in their final catalog appearance.

The Guild S-200 was described as follows:

Powerfully exciting! An instrument for the hard-driving guitarist who searches continually for new horizons of sound. This beautifully balanced, comfortably contoured solid body electric is 13 1/4" wide, 17 3/4" long, and only 1 9/16" deep. Has Guild's lightning-action bound mahogany neck with deluxe fingerboard having 8 inlaid position blocks. Scale is 243/4", with 22 frets. Equipped with 2 adjustable Guild Anti-Hum Pick-Ups with 2 tone and 2 volume controls, plus toggle switch for pick-up selection. Engineered on the humbucking principle, Guild's Anti-Hum Pick-Ups are hypersensitive to every string vibration, yet filter out all hum and other interference. Has Guild Adjusto-Matic 6-Way Bridge, specially engineered vibrato tailpiece, and input jack. Factory-fitted with Guild EA-610 Strings.

In this catalog, the Guild Thunderbird and Polara are offered in Sunburst, Cherry red and Emerald Green as standard. As the sixties progressed Emerald Green (along with Amber, Ebony Grain and White) would become a custom order finish, available at a slight premium.

1963 US prices for these guitars were as follows: Guild Thunderbird S-200 $359.50; Guild Polara S-100 $279.50; Guild Jet-Star S-50 $149.50.

1963 Guild guitar catalog, page 8: solid body electrics - Guild Thunderbird S-200, Polara S-100, and Jet-Star S-50
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1977 Gibson ES Artist prototypeNot to be confused with the Gibson ES Artist launched by Gibson in 1979; this ES Artist was an early model designed by the Gibson research and development team in Kalamazoo in 1977, the instruments themselves constructed by Gibson artist Chuck Burge. It was planned for launch as a high end semi acoustic with 335-style construction (central maple block) and innovative circuitry - but was pulled at the last minute, being deemed too expensive. Apparently, several examples were produced with varying specifications, though exactly how many actually left the Kalamazoo plant is unclear. Certainly two guitars were sold to LaVonne Music by Gibson in around 1980. Read more about the development of this guitar, with details from Chuck Burge and the story of it's sale to LaVonne music

1959 Hofner Committee

1959 Hofner CommitteeThe Hofner Committee was a truly beautiful guitar produced in Germany, primarily for the UK market. It was a large bodied (initially 17 1/2") guitar with a carved spruce top, available as an acoustic or electric guitar. By the early sixties the carved top was replaced with a laminate, and although still a very fine guitar, the earlier carved top examples, with frondose headstock (like the example shown here) are far more highly prized amongst musicians and vintage guitar collectors.

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.