Very good condition featuring double cutaway contoured mahogany body, two humbucking pickups with black pickup surrounds, two volume controls and two tone controls with black reflector top knobs with G shield logo, three way pickup selector switch with metal tip, coil splitting mini toggle switch, Guild stop tail block tailpiece mounted to the top of the body with original Guild adjustable bridge, multi-ply black and white plastic pickguard, set 24 3/4 inch scale mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard with small pearl dot inlays starting at the third fret, bone nut, large Guild peghead shape, black peghead face with pearl Guild logo and decorative pearl Chesterfield inlay, multi-ply black and white plastic truss rod cover with S-300D engraving, three per side individual Schaller made tuning machines with Guild stamping, serial number impressed into the back of the peghead, single ply black plastic electronics control cover plate, two metal strap buttons and black gig bag. This guitar weighs 7lb 8oz.
This 1977 Guild S-300D is in very good overall vintage cosmetic condition showing signs of play wear throughout and moderate finish checking. The finish is well worn on the back of the neck from the second fret to the seventh fret (see photos). The neck profile is a super comfortable slim, round C shape with a 1 11/16 inch nut width. The neck feels fantastic in the hand. The original medium jumbo frets show virtually no indentation and are in great shape. The frets have a ton of life left in them. The neck is straight and the truss rod is fully functional. This S-300D plays outstanding up and down the fingerboard. The neck pickup is the original DiMarzio double white bobbin “PAF” humbucker and the bridge pickup is a later rail style replacement (possibly a Lawrence?). It’s unlabeled on the bottom and it appears to have been installed quite a long time ago. Whatever it is, the pickup sounds fantastic! It has a very late 70s to early 80s aggressive tone that can be quite full and wooly sounding, perfect for obnoxious fuzzed out riffs. The neck pickup is a little less aggressive and really rounds out the versatility of this guitar. It has a thick warm cleaner tone that’s perfect for big fat lead sounds and for a more subdued overdriven almost lo-fi sounds. This guitar is also equipped from the factory with a coil tap mini toggle switch that produces some interesting sounds at a lower output. This instrument is fully original except for the bridge pickup. The Guild S-300D is a very quirky instrument with a very original body shape that Guild produced from 1977-1981 and, in my opinion, is a bit of an underdog in the world of electric guitars. A gem of a guitar shipped out safely and promptly from our little shop here in Clarksville, Tennessee, to your front door.