Guild has announced its new range of T-Bird guitars, with a slew of new colours, stop-tails and new pickup configurations for 2017 just ahead of the 2017 NAMM Show.
P90 or Humbuckers?
It’s an age-old question, but now Guild have decided you can have either. The maker has decided finally to release the T-Bird T-Bird ST and T-Bird ST P90 formats, which means you can choose your favourite pickup combination and go have some fun. I love P90s, so I would probably opt for the T-Bird ST P90 model if I had to choose, but you know I could make room for one of each if push came to shove.
But seriously, these new models look really tasty and I think if you like guitars that stand out a little from the usual Strat, Tele, Les Paul crowd, you should really be checking out these new Guild models. Either way, I don’t think you can go wrong with any of these models if you want something different from your guitar.
The Guild Franz P90 pickups on the Pelham Blue model would probably be my first choice. I love Pelham Blue (I have an SG in that colour). Or you could opt for either the Vintage White or Cherry guitars, which are loaded with the Guild LB-1 Little Bucker mini-humbuckers.
The guitars are all vintage C-shaped set mahogany necks with a bound rosewood fingerboard and of course a lightweight mahogany body. On top of all that, this year’s models are all stop-tails instead of trem models, so if you prefer a hard tail, you’re in luck.
Have a listen to the demo below to hear what they sound like, I think they are very vintage-voiced. I’m looking forward to these guitars landing in 2017, as last year’s release was really cool and I love that the T-Bird has taken off once more for 2017.
RRP – T-Bird ST and T-Bird ST P90 both list at USD $1100 each, according to the Guild site
Full specifications on the Guild S-200 T-Bird’s can be found on the Guild site here