GUILD S60 Rare Vintage SOLID BODY Aged White Mahogany Orig Case + Manual 03430
Rare guitar in great condition.
This is a 1979 Guild S60 in creme finish. Just an amazing guitar. I sell guitars full time for my living and this came through my door in April 2016 and I haven't been able to part with it until now. In the meantime I've sold a couple hundred other guitars, but this is the only one I've kept from my stock in that time--that's how good it is. I recently used it for some recording and it sounded great, but I realize I don't use it enough to keep it. The only guitar I like better is my Joan Jett Melody Maker and that's all I really need. Anyway, these guitars have an amazing sounding single bridge humbucker. Lots of chime and clarity, but plenty of meat for a thick distortion sound. The simple Volume/Tone controls feature the Guild "G-Shield" knobs and you can get a lot of tones using the Tone pot.
Everything is original on this guitar. In fact, the overall quality of this guitar is quite high. Though it was produced in its day as an entry level guitar (kinda like a Gibson Melody Maker), the tuners and bridge are surprisingly good. No tuning problems with this baby. Nice solid metal (brass?) tailpiece helps create some great tone and sustain. The mahogany body and neck also help. Set neck construction with a 24-fret, 2-octave neck and cutaways that let you access those high frets. The axe-shaped body is like no other out there, and the weight is quite comfortable around 6.5 pounds. These are said to have C-shaped necks, but they don't feel like any Fender C to me. Quite chunky feeling. This has some obvious play wear, but tons of character in my book. I also REALLY like the creme finish which is yellowing in some places, and then going to a plain Olympic-looking white in others. Wow super mojo vintage look. Frets don't have any divits, but they do show even playing wear. All notes ring true, but if you're a lead shredder looking to do blazing solos with tons of bends, this may not be your baby. I found this guitar best for rhythm work due to the low frets. It comes with its original chipboard case, which is actually better than most, as well as the Guild owner's manual, and a tuner that came with the guitar, which I have no idea if it works. Great guitar and I hate to see it go! It has just been set up and is ready to play (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) If you want more specs on this guitar, I've listed some down at the bottom of the page. Thanks for looking. PLEASE NOTE: INTERNATIONAL BUYERS. SHIPPING WILL COST $150 FOR THIS GUITAR.
What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
Please note, I've gotten this information on the Net, so do your own research too:
Neck: Oval C Profile
Neck radius: 7.25"
Nut width: 1 5/8"
Neck: 24-fret Mahogany with Rosewood fretboard
Pickup: Guild HB-1
My setup on guitars includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. I spray out any pots that are noisy. I turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. I don't claim to be a trained luthier, but I'm able to set guitars/basses for a reasonable out-of-box experience and have had very few complaints. If you're looking for the perfect setup on a used guitar, please expect to take it to a trained luthier who is familiar with your individual playing style and preferences. ps: basses get the same setup minus the new strings. Thanks!
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.