Guild X-175 Manhattan Special - Malibu Blue




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The Guild Newark St. Collection marks the return of classic Guild electric guitars and basses from the 1950s and ’60s—once again putting the distinctive Guild styling and voice that helped shape popular music into the hands of today’s musicians.

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The precedent for hollowbody aesthetic and tone, the X-175 Manhattan Special looks as good as it sounds. With its gracefully sculpted and richly resonant hollowbody, arched spruce top, and rock-solid three-piece neck it exemplifies the quality building of the Guild Manhattan models of the 1950’s and ‘60s. The secret to this model’s iconic tone lies in the authentic DeArmond Dynasonic neck and bridge pickups, providing crystal clears highs and a full, round low-end - the makings of the iconic tones of rockabilly and blues from the 1950’s on forward. Complimenting the tonal pallet of the Dynasonic pickups, the X-175 Manhattan Special features a Guild Vibrato Tailpiece for expressive playing. Other premium features include fully bound body, neck, F-holes, and headstock, mother-of-pearl block fretboard inlays. Available in a special addition satin Malibu Blue finish.


  • Build: Archtop
  • Top: Laminated spruce
  • Body: Laminated maple
  • 3-Piece mahogany / maple / mahogany neck (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Fretboard: Ebony (Diospyros celebica)
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickup: 2 DeArmond Dynasonic single coils
  • Compensated bridge
  • Bigsby tremolo
  • Grover Sta-Tite machine heads
  • Colour: Malibu Blue