10% OFF SELECT OPEN BOX GEARSHOP NOW
  • Shop by Category
  • Hot Deals
  • Looking for Coupons? Call us

MF MD HG Backstage Pass Free Shipping 09-30-16

More Info About Free 2-Day Standard Ground Shipping

Close Window
Guild Logo
Product J03005

Guild M-75 Aristocrat Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar   

  • Write a Review

Guild’s compact and lightweight M-75 Aristocrat model expertly evokes its predecessor of the early 1950s, with a gracefully sculpted single-cutaway h...Click To Read More About This Product

CHOOSE STYLE:

Please Select a Style...  
  • Black

    $1,049.99 Top Rated

    Ships By 2/8/17

    { "name": "Black", "status": "backorderable", "statusText": "Back Order", "inventoryText": "Reserve now - Ships 02-08-2017", "inventoryKey": "available_date", "availableDate": "02-08-2017", "price": 1049.99, "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 1425.00, "salePrice": 1049.99, "listPrice": 1049.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","flexibleFinancing","guarantee"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": true, "sku": "site1skuJ03005000003000", "displaySku": "J03005 000003000", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/top-rated.png", "stickerDesc":"Top Rated by All of You Musicians!", "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/J03005000003000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": false, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"8,400", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Antique Burst

    $1,049.80 Top Rated

    Ships By 2/8/17

    { "name": "Antique Burst", "status": "backorderable", "statusText": "Back Order", "inventoryText": "Reserve now - Ships 02-08-2017", "inventoryKey": "available_date", "availableDate": "02-08-2017", "price": 1049.80, "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 1425.00, "salePrice": 1049.80, "listPrice": 1049.80, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","flexibleFinancing","guarantee"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": true, "sku": "site1skuJ03005000001000", "displaySku": "J03005 000001000", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/top-rated.png", "stickerDesc":"Top Rated by All of You Musicians!", "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/J03005000001000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": false, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"8,400", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
  • (Most Popular)
  • Regular Price:
    $1,049.80 - $1,049.99
  • 2-Year Warranty
    FREE
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Starting At:
    $1,04980.00
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List
Musician's Friend BackStage Pass

Earn up to 8,400 (1x) in bonus points today for this item!

See All Guild Semi-Hollow and Hollow Body Electric Guitars
OVERVIEW

A feedback-resistant hollowbody with single-coil pickups and gold hardware.

Guild’s compact and lightweight M-75 Aristocrat model expertly evokes its predecessor of the early 1950s, with a gracefully sculpted single-cutaway hollow body specifically designed to produce the resonance of a larger instrument.

Other premium features include a classic Antique Burst finish, comfortable and rock-solid three-piece neck and the tonal magnificence of dual SB-1F pickups. The welcome return of a true Guild classic. Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Combination laminated/solid
  • Top wood: Arched Spruce
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Soft vintage U
  • Neck wood: 3-piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: SB-1F
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: SB-1F
  • Brand: Guild
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze
  • Tuning machines: Grover Sta-Tite
  • Color: Gold
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None

Join the league of great players who rely on Guild guitars. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

M-75 Aristocrat Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar

  • Body
    Body Material: Laminated Spruce Top with Solid Mahogany Back and Laminated Mahogany Sides
    Body Shape: Guild M-75
    Body Back: Solid Mahogany
    Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany
    Body Top: Arched Laminated Spruce
    Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
    Bracing: Parallel Tone Bars
    Purfling: Black/Ivory White (Top Only)
    Body Depth: 2" (50.8 mm)
    Body Length: 17.25" (438 mm)
    Body Width Lower Bout: 13.5" (343mm)
    Body Binding: Ivory White with Black/White Purfling (Top Only)
    Neck
    Neck Shape: Vintage Soft "U"
    Number of Frets: 22
    Fret Size: Jumbo
    Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
    Fingerboard Radius: 9.45" (240 mm)
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck Material: 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
    Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
    Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
    Scale Length: 24.5" (622 mm)
    Headstock: Newark St.
    Neck Binding: 1-Ply Ivory White
    Truss Rods: Dual-Action Head Adjust
    Truss Rod Nut: Hex
    Electronics
    Pickup Configuration: SS
    Bridge Pickup: Guild "Frequency Tested" Single-Coil
    Neck Pickup: Guild "Frequency Tested" Single-Coil
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
    Hardware
    Hardware Finish: Gold-Plated
    Bridge: Guild Floating Adjusto-Matic
    Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
    String Nut: Bone
    Pickguard: Opaque Plexi Pickguard with Guild Logo
    Tools
    Truss Rod Wrench: Yes
    Miscellaneous
    Strings: D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock, (.011-.049 Gauges)
    Unique Features: Single Cutaway Hollow Body; Guild "Harp" Tailpiece; Chesterfield Headstock Inlay
    Accessories
    Control Knobs: Clear Amber Volume & Tone
Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
GuildM-75 Aristocrat Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Reviewed by 7 customers

Displaying reviews 1-7

Back to top

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful guitar

By Old Judge Tommy

from Logan, Ohio

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Guild M-75 Aristocrat Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar:

    Flawless workmanship. Deluxe Guild hardshell case included. I own two Pauls, A PRS, an ES 355, and several others. This tops them for playability and especially comfort. Extremely lightweight. No issues

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Consider this

    By quality guitar fan

    from Oregon

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Lightweight
    • Play unplugged
    • Slim body
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Guild M-75 Aristocrat Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar:

      This may be the most used guitar I own. Intonation is excellent and the sound is loud enough that I practice unplugged. It is so light I can use a comfortable, somewhat flimsily cotton strap without worry. Compared to other hollow bodies I looked at, this won me over by its sound, comfort, and looks. It's grown on me the more I've play it.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Guitar

      By Bto Is Awesome

      from Cle Elum, WA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Guild M-75 Aristocrat Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar:

        Awesome Guitar. Absolutely gorgeous! I Can't say how much i love this guitar. It's extremely light, and very comfortable. This was on sale for stupid deal of the day, and when i saw this i jumped on it. I'm so glad i did! It sounds great, and looks amazing. I'm almost afraid to touch it it's so nice. I just have to get used to it though. No more jamming while eating... haha

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very cool alternative to the typical lp style gold top

        By Nick

        from West Salem, WI

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Guild M-75 Aristocrat Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar:

          Picked up the gold top a couple of weeks ago. I have experience with and love the sound of a hollowbody. I was looking for something gold top lp-ish and was almost set on ordering one of the other brands that we typically think of when we think of those guitars. I saw this and immediately had to have it. Upon arrival it didn't disappoint. Sweet hardshell case opened up to a beautiful gold top electric guitar. I love the vintage look, vibe, and tone this thing throws off. Played through a blues jr. it sounds very sweet. It has a "pop" to its sound that I don't get from my strat or my 6120. Of course, they each have their own place, but this guitar introduces a whole new sound to my repertoire. I'm not sure it has the deep growl that a standard lp will get you, but this thing is just plain cool. Love the look of the off-white soap bar p90's, the sound is great too. I'd say its more of a guitar for doing rockabilly, blues, or roots rock, and it certainly looks the part. Punk rock wouldn't be out of the question either with these p90's. The manufacturing is spot-on too. The attention to detail is great. I've looked it over pretty closely and haven't been able to find any imperfections in it at all. Another cool thing about this guitar, you just don't see them very often. First Guild guitar in my collection and I'm very happy with it. I can't wait to play it out.

          (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          excellent guitar 1 complaint foam still under bridge

          By CL

          from Forked River, NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • need to remove bridgefoam

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Guild M-75 Aristocrat Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar:

          as i said wished MF would set up and remove foam under bridge...

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Distinctive sound

          By archtopguy

          from Washington DC area

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Comments about Guild M-75 Aristocrat Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar:

          There's something about this guitar's attack that captivated me. Probably due to the combination of a fully hollow but sealed body, the spruce top and the hot single-coil pickups (think vintage P-90s), this guitar has the most distinctive attack - especially on the low-pitched strings - that I can remember. It... punches. There's an impact to the attack that's just plain fun. It's a suitable sound for blues, for sure, but also funk rhythm and even jazz chord melody. It's articulate at any tone or volume.

          I'm fortunate enough to have opportunities to play a number of guitars of different types through a number of different amps (I do some studio work and live near a friendly music store). I get to hear a lot of good tones, but this one is different. I don't often decide in the first 5 minutes of playing an instrument that I simply have to buy it, but I did this time. I'd definitely buy another one if I should lose this one.

          (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Stellar guitar

          By Beige

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Beautiful finish
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Tuners Not Perect

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Guild M-75 Aristocrat Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar:

          I can't let this guitar sit here with no reviews. I picked one up when they first came out (summer 2013) and have been using it as my main guitar for shows since then.

          I'm really enjoying playing this guitar and haven't been wanting for a new electric guitar since getting it. I play blues/rock/roots music. The sound is very full, if a little on the bright side. I almost always use the neck pickup. The bridge seems a little too thin and bright for my tastes. Beautiful finish and excellent feel and playability. It plays so easy. Tried it out alongside all the other hollow/semi-hollow guitars with similar specs and it was an easy decision because of the sound, feel, fit + finish, and WEIGHT. It's so dang light, it's great.

          One of the tuners has had some slipping issues since I bought it, and I will probably replace the whole set. They're certainly not terrible, but not as good as some other guitars I've used.

          All in all a super solid axe that people are always asking me about after shows. Worth the price.

          Displaying reviews 1-7

          Back to top

          Ship To: US Flag
          You are changing the Ship-To country.

          Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.