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Shelton's Guitars - Ebay


 1976 Guild X-500!

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An incredible value in a USA made archtop! Guild is well known for offering players excellent instruments at unbelievable prices. This X-500 is no exception. Made in Westerly, Rhode Island to the highest standards of quality, the X-500 was Guild's top of the line electric archtop. The hollow body features a spruce top with figured maple back and sides. The laminated maple neck features a bound ebony fingerboard with fancy abalone inlays. Guild's very own humbucking pickups deliver smooth tone. Guild's gorgeous harp tailpiece, a rosewood bridge and sealed tuners keep it rock solid. The finish is a gorgeous vintage sunburst and is set off by gold hardware. A very nice guitar. Many players would take a Guild over a Gibson or Gretsch citing better quality and tone. I'm a huge Guild fan. There's no better value in a USA made archtop!

This Guild plays great and has excellent tone. The neck is straight, the frets are good and action is low. Set up with flatwounds, it has nice feel. The pickups sound warm and do great for jazz, blues or rock. Everything works as it should. This example has seen some use and is more for a player than a collector. It looks like it's seen several smoky bar gigs. It shows dents, dings, scratches, checking and wear. Minor cracking at the jack. Nothing major. Normal playwear on a solid guitar. Comes in a beat Gibson Super 400 hardshell case with one missing latch.

Guild no longer offers any electric archtops. A real shame really as they were one of the last bargains out there. Many players have discovered the merits of this great company. If this were a Gibson guitar, the price would roughly be double and this one easily matches or exceeds Gibson quality. A great deal in my opinion. BUY IT NOW and own a great guitar!

Shelton's Guitars is an online business located in Frederick, MD. We offer fair, no haggle prices on great vintage and used instruments. Always excellent prices and great service! Check out our other items and add us to your favorites list to be first in line for the deals!

Here comes the fine print: This auction is open to US bidders only. No international bidders. Your bid is a contract. Please don't bid if you can't pay for the item. Cleared payment must be received within 5 days of the auction closing date. Shelton's Guitars accepts Paypal. If you are paying with Paypal, you must have a CONFIRMED ship to address. Personal and certified checks are not accepted. Please refer to the shipping calculator on the auction for a shipping quote. Shelton's Guitars ships via UPS and uses brand new boxes and quality packing materials. All shipments are insured for full value and include online tracking. You can find cheaper shipping, but the service and security probably won't be there. Rest assured, your guitar will arrive safe and sound. Shelton's Guitars is an online only shop. That means no local pickups. If the item is shipped within Maryland, we must charge Maryland sales tax. All items sold on Ebay by Shelton's Guitars are AS IS. No warranty Expressed or implied. All sales final. No returns. No full or partial refunds will be issued. Our feedback speaks for itself in regards to the accuracy of our descriptions and the satisfaction of our customers. We are happy to answer questions from serious buyers, so please ask all questions before bidding. Not responsible for errors in this listing. Shelton's Guitars loves vintage and used musical instruments. It's what we do. Let's keep it fun!




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