A clean and original mid-60s American-made thin hollow body electric, with its original case, for under $1500? Seems almost too good to be true. All parts and finish on this T-100D are original, including the Grover "Sta-Tite" tuners, pickups, pots, etc. The majority of the wear is on the back and along the bottom edge, with a moderately large area of belt buckle wear. The top is quite clean for its age but with nicks and dings to the finish you can spot in these photos. The original frets are worn but with lots of miles left, and the back of the neck has both wear through some of the finish and some dings and scrapes as shown. There's light finish checking all over the guitar, and an area at the center of the tailpiece shows a bit of lamination stress that is not a crack (the top and back are made of three layers of veneer). A nice, original hardshell case with Guild badge is included.

We love these hollow body Guild guitars from the 1950s and '60s; they were built to a very high quality standard, sound great, and have unique stylistic touches that add to their mid-century charm (check out the tailpiece and the stair-step pickguard, for instance). Thanks to the neck, which is also slim, and the short (24 3/4") string scale, this is an easy guitar to play and bluesy string bends are almost effortless. The two single-coil pickups have plenty of treble "bite" but the neck pickup can sound smooth when you need a more jazz guitar tone.. An added bonus is that these guitars sell for significantly lower prices than similar instruments from Gibson or Gretsch of the same era. For the performer, another plus is the light weight as how many twin-pickup electric guitars weight less than 6 lbs?

stock no. 59143

ModelT-100D
TopMaple
Back and sidesMaple
Frets to body14
Nut width1 5/8"
Scale length24 7/8"
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Neck materialMahogany
Bindingoff-white celluloid
Electronicsoriginal
PickupsGuild Single Coil
Total frets20
TunersGrover Sta-Tite
Finishlacquer
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No45298
Weight5.94 lbs.