Guild Guitars Reissues the S-200 T-Bird and the Bluesbird

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• Created: June 9, 2016
Guild Guitars' S-200 T-Bird

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Guild Guitars' S-200 T-Bird

Guild Guitars Reissues the two popular guitars from the sixties with a modern twist. 

S-200 T-Bird is a replica of the original versions produced between 1964 and 1968, featuring an asymmetrical all mahogany body. Its unique controls create the widest variety of tones offered on any Guild instrument, drawing on its dual Guild LB-1 Little Bucker pickups to achieve color. The LB-1s are replicas of Guild’s original humbuckers, switching capabilities include rhythm or lead modes, pickup on/off, and standard volume and tone controls. When engaged, an optional tone capacitor creates single-coil tones while maintaining the hum-free reliability of the LB-1s. The T-Bird also features a Hagstrom Vintage Tremar, a reissue of the vibrato system featured on many of Guild’s solid body electric models from the 1960s. The Tremar’s fully adjustable spring allows everything from smooth bends and vibratos to a more stable hard-tail feel. The T-Bird has a vintage C shape set mahogany neck and bound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl block inlays. Other period-correct details include Grover Sta-Tite open gear tuning machines, and famed asymmetrical headstock adorned with Guild’s logo and mother-of-pearl Thunderbird icon. The S-200 T-Bird is available in Antique Burst or Black, and includes Guild’s deluxe padded gig bag. Street Price: $799.

Guild Guitars' The Bluesbird

The Bluesbird was subject to a few design changes over the decades. Today’s reissue features a carved maple top and maintains many of the aesthetic traits of the M-75 Bluesbird of the late ‘60s. Its lightweight chambered mahogany body allows for improved resonance and comfort, making this guitar one of the lightest in its class. The Bluesbird features a 24 3/4” scale, and fast-playing vintage C shaped neck. While many of the Bluesbird’s specifications remain faithful to the original model, today’s updated version comes equipped with Seymour Duncan pickups, as well as a TonePros locking tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines and Guild’s deluxe padded gig bag round out this ultimate package. Bluesbird Iced Tea Burst Street Price: $999 Bluesbird Jet Black Street Price: $939 


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