Original Guild Bluesbird Guitar (Pre Fender)
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2006-03-19)
Price : US $860
The listed item is a pre-Fender Guild Bluesbird with a deluxe hardshell case included.
It is slick black with white bindings, chrome hardware, and it’s tough as nails. I wanted a heavy duty guitar that would provide me with a unique signature sound and look without having to go the typical Gibson Les Paul route. This guitar definitely satisfied that requirement. I play fairly aggressive rock and this guitar has consistently delivered. This is a high output guitar with fast action and a big sound. The Seymour Duncan pick-ups provide a deep, rich bottom and crisp, clean highs. The neck pick-up is unlike anything I’ve ever heard. Leads played with this pick-up engaged are a sonic delight. The body is chambered for weight and tone allowing for killer sustain, and the cutaway is much sharper and more open than that of a Les Paul. It has been well cared for and faithfully kept it in its case with a small case humidifier. I have had it professionally calibrated when necessary.
This is a very solid, reliable guitar with average wear and tear. Even though I am the second owner of this guitar, the original factory issued paperwork has been kept with it (owner’s manual warranty and model number ticket). Although the serial number is indiscernible due to heavy factory lacquering, it is indeed a Westerly, Rhode Island Guild Bluesbird as stated in the owner’s manual.
Guitar Specs :
· Mahogany body
· Chambered body
· Figured maple top
· Rosewood fretboard
· 24-3/4” scale length
· Seymour Duncan SH-1 pick-ups
· Guild Adjust-o-matic bridge
· Stop tail piece
· Deluxe hardshell case (plush interior)
· Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
This guitar is sold (sold on 2006-03-19)
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In the 60's, I had a Bluesbird that was a hollowbody with F-holes painted on. The vibrato arm moved parallel with the body, instead of to and away from it. It had 2 single-coil pickups w/white covers. Does this sound familiar to anyone ?