by Jef | Approximate reading time: 1 Minute
Guild X-175 Manhattan Special

Guild X-175 Manhattan Special  ·  Source: YouTube/Guild


Loaded with a pair of DeArmond Dynasonic pickups, Guild’s new X-175 Manhattan Special is due to launch at Winter NAMM – and it looks like a bit of a stunner!


DeArmond Dynasonic

To show how proud it is of its new model, Guild has already uploaded an official YouTube demo. The only problem is that you can’t watch it until 14 January just before the kick-off for Winter NAMM!

The hollow-body, arch-topped guitar is loaded with a pair of DeArmond Dynasonic pickups. The top model is called the X-175 Manhattan Special and sports a solid three-piece neck. It has a fully bound body, neck and headstock. The F-holes are nicely on-brand, as well. The mother of pearl block fretboard inlays add a touch of bling without going over the top.


Guild X-175 Manhattan Special in Malibu Blue

Guild X-175 Manhattan Special in Malibu Blue

Guild X-175 Manhattan Special

It comes factory fitted with a Bigsby-style Guild Vibrato Tailpiece and  comes in a ‘special edition’ satin Malibu Blue finish that I think looks fantastic. The overall effect is very stylish and has gobs of vintage inspired touches. And the colour really pops, too!

If you’re going to NAMM, head over to the Guild stand 205AB to check one out and let me know what you think. The video below is becomes premieres on 14 January. But if this thing sounds as good as it looks, I reckon it could be a winner.

RRP – USD 2100 inc hard case

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