This guitar has barely been out of its case. Perfect condition and basically never been used. Kept in a climate-controlled environment. No major blemishes at all. Original hard case.
Color: Antique Burst
Date: Wednesday, May 21
Mfr Location: Custom Shop New Hartford, CT
Production no.: 008
Serial #: NR-141008
In celebration of Guild’s 60th anniversary, the company opened a Guild Custom Shop in New Hartford, Connecticut. Alongside the top dollar US-made American Patriarch Series, NAMM 2013 saw Guild launch the Newark St Collection: eight classic Guild models from the 1950s and 60s reissued under a banner inspired by the Hoboken, New Jersey location of the company’s factory before the whole operation was sold to the Avnet Corporation and relocated to Rhode Island in 1966.
Although the main production of the Newark St Collection came out of Korea, there was a very limited run of guitars done through the Custom Shop, which is where this guitar was built.
Description of this guitar from Guild: Hollow body. A strikingly beautiful and musically exceptional guitar, the X-175 Manhattan is an outstanding example of professional Guild tone, responsiveness and versatility. With its gracefully sculpted and richly resonant hollow body, rock-solid three-piece neck and electrifying dual single-coil pickups, it evokes the enchanting Guild Manhattan model of the 1950s and ’60s, marking the welcome return of a true Guild classic.