This Hoboken-made Guild X-350, which was also known as the Stratford, was built in 1960. This is a rare model and we almost never see them, particularly when they are as clean as this one is. Its triple pickup and push-button selector switch design was inspired by the mid-century Epiphone Emperor Regent. (When Al Dronge founded Guild Guitars in 1952, his crew was made up of a number of former Epiphone employees who brought some of their designs with them.)

It’s fitted with three original style Franz single coil pickups, Kolb tuning machines with diamond-shaped buttons, gold reflector cap knobs and the classic Guild harp tailpiece. The body measures 17-inches across the lower bout and the top, back and sides are made from nicely figured layered maple. This Stratford is in excellent structural condition. The finish is in fine shape and has a subtle crazing pattern. The frets look original and have very little wear. This guitar plays well and its unusual selector switch produces some great sounding pickup combinations. Includes its original brown hardshell case.

stock no. 58691

ModelStratford X-350
Toplaminate Maple
Back and sideslaminate Maple
Frets to body14
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length24 3/4"
Bridge materialAdjustable
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMaple
TunersKolb
Pickups3 Franz Single Coils
Neck profileRound C
Weight7.78 lbs
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No14363
Electronics6-push button selectors