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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Guild X-175 Manhattan Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar Antique Burst 

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Free 2-Yr Warranty
  • Laminated spruce top with laminated maple back & sides
  • 3-piece neck with rosewood fretboard and 20 jumbo frets
  • Dual Guild single-coil pickups
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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.

  • Laminated spruce top with laminated maple back & sides
  • 3-piece neck with rosewood fretboard and 20 jumbo frets
  • Dual Guild single-coil pickups
  • Nickel hardware and Grover tuners
  • Includes case

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X-175 Manhattan Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar 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
Customer Reviews

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GuildX-175 Manhattan Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great value for this guitar

By Vince K

from Tunkhannock, PA

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up


    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.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


    Sweet Sounds

    By DaddyG

    from Northeast Ohio

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


    • 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!

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