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Guild X-175 Manhattan Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar Antique Burst

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A strikingly beautiful and musically exceptional guitar, the X-175 Manhattan is an outstanding example of professional Guild tone, responsiveness and...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-03-2018

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The return of one of Guild's classic archtops.

A strikingly beautiful and musically exceptional guitar, the X-175 Manhattan is an outstanding example of professional Guild tone, responsiveness and versatility. With its gracefully sculpted and richly resonant hollow body, rock-solid 3-piece neck and electrifying dual single-coil pickups, it evokes the enchanting Guild Manhattan model of the 1950s and '60s, marking the welcome return of a true Guild classic. Includes case.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Hollow body
  • Body material: Combination laminated/solid
  • Top wood: Arched Spruce
  • Body wood: Maple
  • 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: Indian Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Narrow jumbo
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: DE-1F
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: DE-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: Compensated top rosewood base
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze
  • Tuning machines: Grover Sta-Tite
  • Color: Nickel
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 Laminated Maple Back & Sides
  • Body Shape: Guild X-175
  • Body Back: Arched Laminated Maple
  • Body Sides: Laminated Maple
  • Body Top: Arched Laminated Spruce
  • Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Bracing: Parallel Tone Bars
  • Purfling: Black/Ivory White
  • F Holes Sound Holes: Unbound F Holes
  • Body Depth: 3.125" (80mm)
  • Body Length: 21" (533mm)
  • Body Width Lower Bout: 17" (432mm)
Neck
  • Neck Shape: Vintage Soft "U"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.45" (240mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
  • Scale Length: 24.75" (628mm)
  • 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 Toggle: 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: Nickel-Plated
  • Bridge: Compensated Rosewood with Rosewood Base
  • 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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GuildX-175 Manhattan Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (3)
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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Sounds

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Variety Of Tones

Cons

  • Haven't Found One

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Guild X-175 Manhattan Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar:

This is the most versatile guitar that I own. the main reason I purchased it is for jazz. It is definitely a throwback from the 50's. What I've found is that it also has some twang, it can be a rock and blues machine! The vintage sunburst is beautiful and flawless, as is the fretwork and neck. Mine did not need a setup but I did lower the bridge, the nut was cut perfect and all is well. It took a little time to intonate but that was easy enough. The pickups do not sound like P-90's to me as they are low output but beautifully smoothe for my needs. Also, it comes with a nice Guild case and they even put a second bridge in the case! The Newark St guitars do seem to recapture the style and sound of the past. Guild has taken some of their classic guitars and made them available and my X 175 Manhattan has captured my heart. It's a beauty, check it out!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good build quality

By JoelBrett

from BFE Oklahoma

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Nut Needs Work

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Guild X-175 Manhattan Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar:

I wanted a hollow body for jazz. I'm no professional so I will never be purchasing an american made one (Gibson). After mulling over this unit and a few others at this price point I chose this one.

I'm very happy with the build quality (made in Korea). The neck is well done, the frets are great and well polished on the ends. The relief in the neck is set correctly and not much had to be done to the guitar to test it as it came from the factory. The D'addario 11-49 exl's were good enough to get a feel for the guitar but changing out to La Bella 12-52 flat wounds required me to change the bridge to the "spare" that came with the guitar for proper intonation. The two rosewood bridges supplied with the guitar are carved very differently (wound 3rd or plain).

The only thing that annoys me is the bone nut is only cut wide enough to accommodate the "11's" that came on the guitar. The 12's are pinched so I wont be trying anything else until I get the nut grooves widened (I will probably just buy some files from stewmac.)

The tone is excellent, exactly what I had hoped for. The pickups seem to transfer the tone of the guitar un-colored to the amp. It's a keeper and worth the money. I have purchased american made axes at higher prices with worse fretwork >.<

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great value for this guitar

By Vince K

from Tunkhannock, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Guild X-175 Manhattan Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar:

    Just received this guitar, carefully inspected it and I have to say the hard case is very good quality. And inside the case compartment is a wrench and an extra saddle which I thought was nice to find. The guitar workmanship is excellent as is the finish. The body being laminated maple throughout gives a bright snappy sound in acoustic mode, but when plugged in your able get a sweet warm sound for either jazz or blues and this is without any adjustments, just right out of the box.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I love it despite its imperfections

    By AF

    from NE

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Guild X-175 Manhattan Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar:

      First, let me say that I do love this guitar. It plays nicely, sounds amazing, the workmanship and details are pretty much impeccable. The only thing I would change would be for the neck to be a little beefier (depth-wise), but the width is fine, and it's not bad by any means, I just like bigger necks. But I love the tone and the feel. It's fantastic. This is my first hollow body guitar and I love it. It sounds fantastic through every amp, PA, powered speaker, acoustic amp, etc. that I've tried. I play in an acoustic duo and now do some of our songs with this guitar through a Tech 21 acoustic DI straight into our PA and it sounds absolutely inspiring with nothing but some EQ added. With reverb and a bit of grit from an EH East River Drive it sounds heavenly for blues.

      My guitar has a high fret, though - I think it's 14 or 15 - but I really don't play that high up on the neck so it's rarely an issue. I sometimes get that pinched, "sitar" sound when I'm up there. Not a huge deal - I'll have my tech take care of it someday, or try to fix it myself.

      I chose this over other archtops because of the large frets and 9.5" fretboard radius, which is my preference. I love this guitar despite the fact that the neck is a bit smaller than I normally like. No matter, it's bigger than a Fender "modern C" but smaller than beefier Gibson or Epiphone necks.

      THe pickups are great. I love this guitar. The case is very nice, too.

       
      5.0

      Beautiful guitar!

      By Jay F

      from Las Vegas

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Guild X-175 Manhattan Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar:

        When you first take the guitar out of the box and open the case you realize how beautiful it is. The guitar feels good to play sitting or standing. It also sounds good without being plugged in if you just want to practice. Once plugged in it has a great sound. I love the guitar and really enjoy playing.

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