Excellent condition featuring single cutaway laminated maple body, two F holes, bound top and back body edges, two original Fender made HB-1 humbucking pickups, two volume controls and two tone controls with reflector top black plastic skirted knobs with G shield logo, three way pickup selector switch with gold switch tip, multi-ply black and white plastic elevated stairstep pickguard with metal mounting bracket, Guild harp style tailpiece, rosewood bridge and height adjustable rosewood bridge top, set flamed maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays starting at the first fret, bone nut, Guild peghead shape, black peghead overlay with pearl Guild logo and decorative Chesterfield inlay, multi-ply black and white plastic truss rod cover with X-170 engraving, three per side Grover Rotomatic tuning machines, serial number and Made In USA impressed into the back of the peghead, two metal strap buttons, gold plated metal hardware, sunburst finish and original black Tolex covered Guild hardshell case.
This 1997 Guild X-170 is in excellent cosmetic condition showing very little signs of play wear throughout - This guitar is just exceptionally clean. The neck profile is that of a medium rounded shape with a 1 11/16” nut width and feels very comfortable. The fret wire shows only the slightest signs of play wear and is in excellent condition. The pickup covers show some tarnishing of the plating (see photos). This guitar has been professionally set up and plays outstanding up and down the fingerboard. All the electronics are original and are in perfect working order. There is a visible pot code that reads 1379706 indicating that this component was made on the 6th week of 1997.
This Guild X-170 is a fantastic guitar that delivers everything you could want from a hollow body. The neck pickup delivers the rich jazz guitar tones that make this instrument a first rate option for chord melody and single note jazz playing. The middle position offers fantastic rhythm tones that work wonders for classic pop and rock rhythm accompaniment. The bridge pickup is articulate and cuts well making this X-170 a great option for vintage country and rockabilly styles. All in all, this instrument is a fantastic player that offers quite a bit of versatility for a hollow body instrument. It is an all around great tool for the working musician's arsenal as well as a beautiful piece for the collector of fine hollowbody guitars. The finish on this Guild is vibrant and looks stunning paired with the exceptionally figured maple top, sides, neck and back. The interior label states that this fine guitar was built in Westerly, Rhode Island, and was built two years after Fender acquired Guild Guitars. The build quality, sound and playability of this guitar are top notch. If you are after an extremely attractive Guild electric hollowbody, then this X-170 might be what you are searching for. A gem of a guitar shipped safely and promptly from our little shop in Clarksville, Tennessee, to your front door.