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    There is a very small amount of info out about these.... who knows them? has owned them? not the lastest ones with the floating pickup, but the Westerley era 2 Humbucker version?

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    I have owned one. Great laminate 175 type guitar. Very nice necks. Rims are thinner than a 175.

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    I have a single-pup 150 made in Corona Ca. that's a great 16 x 3 Maple lam gigging guitar. I've played Westerly guilds and found no real difference unless you get back into the 80's. Mine plays great, & sounds great. Built very well and I love the neck. I recently put the stock pickup back after trying several other different pups and it sounds great for jazz. I have plenty of guitars, but this one is 'old reliable'. Check out the Guild forum "Let's Talk Guild". Let's Talk Guild

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    I have the x-150 single pup Guild made in Corona CA. I put a Vintage Vibe big single coil in and it is a really great playing, great tone jazz guitar!


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    My experience is mostly with 60s midrange Guilds. I have ended up selling them because the nut width/string spacing is a little tight.

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    I don't know hammer ... I hate to see early 60s Guilds like that stripped of their Franz p/us. Wish it was stock. Odds are you could not put that '61 ES150 back to stock even if you found an old Franz p/u; they probably had to widen the rout to get the humbucker in.

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    according to the great guild guitar book by han moust...guild came out with their anti-hum (humbucker) pickup in 1962...and it went into their 1963 production line guitars

    i like franz & dyna pup guilds best tho

    cheers

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    I had one of the last 90s Westerly x150s and sold it when I got enamored with other guitars. Now i wish i still had it. It was built really well and did everything a Gibson ES-175 does. I wound up buying a Gibson 175 later at twice the price. It's a nice guitar too, but not twice as nice as the Guild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic
    according to the great guild guitar book by han moust...guild came out with their anti-hum (humbucker) pickup in 1962...and it went into their 1963 production line guitars

    i like franz & dyna pup guilds best tho

    cheers
    I have a '65 Guild Starfire with their earliest humbucker, which is a mini bucker . The one pictured appears to be a later, full-size Guild hummer, a much better pickup for jazz IMO. Altered guitars can be a good deal if the work was done well, plus you can swap pickups with no guilt.

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    thanks for the information, my first decent guitar was a late 50s CE100 I bought cheap at a pawn shop
    I don't rememeber it having a small nut width, but maybe that came later?
    It's crazy how little information is out there about this guitar..... I bet those single coils sound awesome

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    I have a64' CE 100 all original well played a great guitar with original case and a newer TKL any interest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad dog
    I don't know hammer ... I hate to see early 60s Guilds like that stripped of their Franz p/us. Wish it was stock. Odds are you could not put that '61 ES150 back to stock even if you found an old Franz p/u; they probably had to widen the rout to get the humbucker in.
    [QUOTE=AlohaJoe;1039018...The one pictured appears to be a later, full-size Guild hummer, a much better pickup for jazz IMO. Altered guitars can be a good deal if the work was done well, plus you can swap pickups with no guilt.[/QUOTE]

    The price is right for anyone looking for a humbucker-equipped jazz guitar.
    Huge bang/buck for a straight-up player instrument.