- Excellent + Condition
- Year: circa 2002
- Includes Hard Shell Case
- Serial #: CR000034
For about 70 years, Guild has produced fine guitars prized by players and collectors alike. Touted at times for their high level builds often at a lower price point than their Gibson counter parts, Guilds have remained in high esteem even throughout their various changes in the companies ownership & manufacturing. Having been acquired by Fender in the mid 90's, the company moved out of its Westerly plant to Fenders own in Corona California in 2001.
This rare X180 Park Avenue example dates to this time of mid period Fender ownership, with a low CR serial number likely dating to 2002, speculated to be one of only 100 produced. Guild certainly knew how to build a high grade guitar, and this model has some very nice details to impress the finest players and collectors alike.
Built with laminate Flamed Maple construction, fully bound top, back & fingerboard, and all Gold hardware, one is immediately taken by the looks of this guitar. This example comes to us in excellent cosmetic shape and shows very little play time from its previous collector. Sonically, this guitar plays nice and loud acoustically, and shines with its Starfire pickups when plugged in - reminiscent in many ways to its Gibson 175 counter part.
The X180 is a unique and not often seen model in the line, featuring a slightly deeper body depth than the X-170 at 3".
The guitar is designed with a 25" scale length & a 1 21/32" nut width. The neck is straight with low action measuring a hair over 5/64" in height at the twelfth fret with plenty of room at the adjustable saddle (untouched). The frets and rosewood fingerboard are like new with hardly a mark on them. Original Grover imperial tuners present function as they should.
This is a fine piece of Guild history perfect for the right player or collection. Comes with the original hardshell case.
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