Details of two Guild electric acoustic jazz guitars. It shows the custom-order only Artist Award, and the X-500 - both particularly fine instruments. Although this catalog page seems to be a simple reproduction of the equivalent page in the 1975 catalog, and indeed uses the same images, it does contain new text, primarily indicating the limited availability of this guitar
An extraordinary jazz guitar, offering complete electric/acoustic versatility with its Guild-developed custom suspended pick up. The solid carved spruce top, 5-piece neck and luxury appointments of the Artist Award can be found on few other instruments. A limited production model that has and it's placed at the top of the line
1978 US list prices for these guitars (September 1st, 1978) were as follows: Artist Award, $1795; X-500 $1175.