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    I have one. I would say that it is more intermediate level. Korean build quality (flawless) and decent materials put it on par with Peerless IMHO and I have had two of those. The nut width on mine is more like 1-11/16", BTW. Not sure if that is consistent. I also had no setup issues with it. If came with two bridges and I swapped in the wound G bridge with zero issues. Low action, no buzzing, etc. I got it used (but essentially new) for $750 USD including the case, case candy and shipping. My only complaint is the poly which, while not super thick, is a bit thick. There is no poly inside as someone had run across, BTW. Dig the 9.5" fretboard radius. In my happy zone.

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  3. #52

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    Quote Originally Posted by lammie200
    I have one. I would say that it is more intermediate level. Korean build quality (flawless) and decent materials put it on par with Peerless IMHO and I have had two of those. The nut width on mine is more like 1-11/16", BTW. Not sure if that is consistent. I also had no setup issues with it. If came with two bridges and I swapped in the wound G bridge with zero issues. Low action, no buzzing, etc. I got it used (but essentially new) for $750 USD including the case, case candy and shipping. My only complaint is the poly which, while not super thick, is a bit thick. There is no poly inside as someone had run across, BTW. Dig the 9.5" fretboard radius. In my happy zone.
    What year is yours? They switched to 1-11/16 nut width around 2016, which makes them all of no interest to me anymore. And yes, it's intermediate level, but still I'd call a student model. A serious student though! I was a one myself when I got mine, my first jazz archtop!

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    It must be newer because it has a 1-11/16" nut width. I have an SOS compensated shim on it as well. The guitar is fine for my purposes. I am not an expert on Korean builds or Korean factories, but like I said, it is everything as good as a comparable Peerless. In some ways it is better - three piece neck versus a Peerless scarf joint, light weight open Grover tuners versus sealed Pings or some such, etc. And after all, I am not a professional musician, so I will be a student all my life. I am good with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lammie200
    It must be newer because it has a 1-11/16" nut width. I have an SOS compensated shim on it as well. The guitar is fine for my purposes. I am not an expert on Korean builds or Korean factories, but like I said, it is everything as good as a comparable Peerless. In some ways it is better - three piece neck versus a Peerless scarf joint, light weight open Grover tuners versus sealed Pings or some such, etc. And after all, I am not a professional musician, so I will be a student all my life. I am good with that.

    Does that mean Guild never offered that 1-11/16 nut width 'til 2016 ?

    Does / did Guild offer a laminated ES 350 style 17 in. guitar ?

    Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis D
    Does that mean Guild never offered that 1-11/16 nut width 'til 2016 ?

    Does / did Guild offer a laminated ES 350 style 17 in. guitar ?

    Thx
    TBH, I don't know that answer to either question. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lammie200
    TBH, I don't know that answer to either question. Sorry.
    Thanks - - I'm just looking for a Guild alternative to the vintage ( therefore high-buck ) ES 300 - - 350s....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis D
    Thanks - - I'm just looking for a Guild alternative to the vintage ( therefore high-buck ) ES 300 - - 350s....
    Dennis: Very easy:
    - old Guild X-500/550 (w/single coil pickups until 1963)
    - old Guild X-175 (w/single coil pickups until 1963)

    These are different from Gibson ES-350 guitars in that:
    - they have spruce laminated tops instead of maple laminated tops (some ES-350 guitars have spruce laminated tops)
    - they have @24 3/4" scale instead of @25 1/2" scale

    A less expensive option would be to get a new Guild X-175 Manhattan. It has P-90s and a standard harp tailpiece. It has a mahogany instead of a maple neck, a 24 3/4" scale and a 1 11/16" nut width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone
    Dennis: Very easy:
    - old Guild X-500/550 (w/single coil pickups until 1963)
    - old Guild X-175 (w/single coil pickups until 1963)

    These are different from Gibson ES-350 guitars in that:
    - they have spruce laminated tops instead of maple laminated tops (some ES-350 guitars have spruce laminated tops)
    - they have @24 3/4" scale instead of @25 1/2" scale

    A less expensive option would be to get a new Guild X-175 Manhattan Special, but it has two Dearmond-style single coil pickups instead of P-90s. Dead easy to replace these with P-90s. It also has a Bigsby, dead easy to remove and replace with a standard harp tailpiece. It has a mahogany instead of a maple neck, a 24 3/4" scale and a 1 11/16" nut width.

    Another less expensive option would be to get a new Guild X-350, but it has three P-90-style pickups as opposed to two. It also has a Bigsby, easy to remove and replace with a standard harp tailpiece. It has a mahogany instead of a maple neck, a 24 3/4" scale and a 1 11/16" nut width.
    ......And no 1+11/16 until recently ?

    Thanks a lot !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis D
    ......And no 1+11/16 until recently? Thanks a lot !
    Old/early Guilds are VERY handmade guitars. It's entirely possible that an old one has a 1 11/16" nut width - easy enough to ask the seller if you come across one for sale.

    Also, I updated my post - turns out that there are new Guild X-175 models w/P-90s and harp tailpieces out there - if not new, then used. Inexpensive. For example:
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    Last edited by Hammertone; 10-11-2020 at 03:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone
    Old/early Guilds are VERY handmade guitars. It's entirely possible that an old one has a 1 11/16" nut width - easy enough to ask the seler if you come across one for sale.

    Also, I updated my post - turns out that there are new Guild X-175 models w/P-90s and a harp tailpiece out there - if not new, then used. Inexpensive. For example:
    Well, I'll be.....

    Thanks Stephen !

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    I replace Rhythm 1000 by Rhythm 1100 + Vol and Tone Pot