Guild debuts at NAMM 2014 three new guitars from its Newark St. Collection.
The Starfire V with Bigsby is a semi-hollow guitar with a 16 3/8” thinline laminated mahogany body and twin Guild “Anti-Hum” dual-coil pickups, arched top and back with dual F holes, ivory white body binding, black/white purfling and center-block bracing. It further features a 24.75" scale bound 3-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck with vintage-style “soft U” profile, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with 9.45” radius and pearloid block inlays.
A three-way pickup selector switch, individual volume and tone controls for each pickup, master volume, Adjusto-Matic bridge with rosewood base, Guild Bigsby B70 vibrato tailpiece, Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines, and nickel hardware round off the lot.
The Guild Starfire V with Bigsby is available in Transparent Cherry Red gloss finish and sports a $1,699 price tag, hardshell case included.
For its part, the CE-100D Capri with Bigsby “old world”-style 16 3/8” cutaway body is also equipped with twin Guild “Anti-Hum” dual-coil pickups. However, it has a maple body with arched top and back with a comfortable 3 1/8” depth and Florentine cutaway, with dual F holes and ivory white body binding and black/white purfling.
In addition, the Capri features parallel tone bar bracing, a 24.75" scale bound three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck with vintage-style “soft U” profile, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with 9.45” radius and aged pearloid block inlays. And, to complete the lot, we have a three-way pickup selector switch and individual volume and tone controls for each pickup, Adjusto-Matic bridge with rosewood base, Guild Bigsby B60 vibrato tailpiece, Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines, and nickel hardware
It sports an Antique Sunburst gloss finish with gloss Walnut Stain back and sides and will sell for a MSRP of $1649.99, hardshell case included.
Meantime, the M-75G Aristocrat LTD Gold features a laminated spruce hollow body design with venetian cutaway and gold metallic top, lightly stained mahogany back, sides and neck offset with nickel hardware. It further has a 24.75" scale 3-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck, twin Guild “frequency tested” single-coil pickups with individual volume and tone controls, 3-way pickup selector, rosewood bridge, Guild “harp” tailpiece and Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines.
The M-75G Aristocrat LTD Gold has a MSRP of $1,599.99, deluxe hardshell case included.
For more info on the whole Newark St. Collection guitars, visit www.guildguitars.com.
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