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Guild M-75 Aristocrat Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar Antique Burst

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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
  • Country of origin: South Korea

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SPECIFICATIONS
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
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GuildM-75 Aristocrat Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stellar guitar

By Beige

from Minneapolis, MN

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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.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Distinctive sound

By archtopguy

from Washington DC area

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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.

(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

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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.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Guitar

    By Bto Is Awesome

    from Cle Elum, WA

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    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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful guitar

      By Old Judge Tommy

      from Logan, Ohio

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      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

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        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.

           
          4.0

          Guild M-75 Aristocrat, Gold-Top (Blemished Level 2)

          By None to Speak of

          from Minneapolis, MN

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Tone pot not installed properly
          • Volume and Tone control changes very abrupt

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

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

          The guitar was advertised with "light scratches on back". I looked all aver the guitar, no blemishes anywhere! The nut on the bridge pickup tome control was cross-threaded, so the control would spin past the stop point. This was easily resolved by loosening the nut and reseating it. The only other issue is some debris rattling around in the body cavity.

          The guitar arrived well set-up; neck was straight, action just a little too low for my personal preference and was in-tune out of the box. It's very light at 5.6 lbs, and plays very well. It's advertised as a hollow-body, but I've seen other reviews that claim it's "chambered".
          I haven't really settled on a preferred neck shape and this one is very comfortable. Frets seem a little higher than my other guitars, but no issue. Tone of the pickups, and the hollow body deliver a nice range of sounds through my 2nd gen Fender Blues Jr.
          The pickups are Franz P90 Soap-bars. My only other experience with P-90's are limited to an Epiphone Les Paul Special I P-90. The Guilds are not as hot, and subjectively smoother. They do not appear to be height adjustable.
          My guitar came with a nicely book-matched back, but there are matching knots in the wood. It's not bad looking, but once you see it… The 3-piece neck is smooth, fast and nicely finished. The pieces are not book-matched, but I'm not sure at what price point you'd expect to find that level of detail.

          There are a couple if cons; the tone and volume controls tapers are very abrupt. Not a gentle change, and the middle pickup selector do not hum-cancel. Maybe this is accurate to the now vintage models. I got a good deal off the advertised price by buying a blemish level 2. My guitar had no visible blemishes.I think it is a great value for the level of workmanship at that price.

          (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          excellent guitar 1 complaint foam still under bridge

          By CL

          from Forked River, NJ

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          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...

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