1957 Guild M 75 Aristocrat
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-11-24)
Price : US $2,700.
Serial number 5164, shown as 1957 here-
''This company, known for its fine hollow-body arch-tops, made the M-75 Aristocrat. This is the first name for what came to be called the Bluesbird. Debuting in the early 1950's, its most important feature is that it is a semi-solid body rather than a true solid-body guitar...
It is equipped with Guild ''Frequency Tested'' soapbar single coil pickups, tone and volume controls for each pickup, and a ''lightning flip'' pickup selector switch.The guitar has Honduras mahogany back and sides and a spruce top. It measures 13 1/2''x17 1/4'' x 2'' with a 23 1/4'' scale...
Gold hardware and block inlays on a rosewood board appoint the Aristocrat. These guitars have become quite popular in the last several years. They play like butter and are tone monsters. The guitar can go from a rather subtle jazz style tonality to a ''cuts like a knife'' rockabilly...
The guitar dropped out of the line in 1962. In 1967 it came back 1/8'' deeper as the M-75. It was the Bluesbird in 1968. While most of the early Aristocrats are sunbursts, the later Bluesbirds were routinely offered in other finishes...''
I purchase this used 10 years ago as a player, not a collector, essentially in this condition. My apologies, I originally stated I bought it new. Pickups were rewound to reduce microphonics and slightly increase bridge output by Lindy Fralin-
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-11-24)
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