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Guild X-350 Stratford Scarlet Red Electric Guitar

Guild X-350 Stratford Scarlet Red Electric Guitar

Regular price $1,710.00 USD
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Description

The Guild X-350 Stratford is a vintage-style re-creation of one of Guild's most popular hollowbody designs.

In the 1950s, the Stratford was one of Guild's most luxurious models. Today's version captures the pomp and circumstance of the original, boasting impressive features. The body is made from maple and has an arched spruce top for added power and articulation. The top is loaded with three dog-ear P-90s that are capable of delivering a wide variety of tones, depending on how you manipulate the controls. You'll fall in love with mahogany neck's Soft U profile and easy playing ebony fingerboard.

A trio of P-90s give this axe its voice

Guild aficionados know that the original Guild hollowbodies did not have P-90s. They actually had Franz pickups that were made by hand in Queens and modeled after the original P-90 design. This guitar is loaded with three Franz P-90 pickups that create all of the vintage goodness you'd expect from a Guild. Run them wide open, and these single-coils deliver fat, biting tones. Roll back the volume, and they clean up to produce an open and chiming tone that's ideal for jazz. To control the sound, you get a 3-way pickup selector switch to toggle the bridge and neck pickups. A dedicated volume knob blends the middle pickup in and out of any configuration. This guitar can cover significant sonic ground - all you need to do is take the time to experiment with it.

Silky-smooth playability

Guitar players know that playability is one of the things that sets a guitar apart from the competition. And if you're a fan of vintage-style necks, the Guild X-350 Stratford is one of those guitars. Its mahogany neck is carved into a vintage Soft U profile that sits firmly in your hand. The ebony fingerboard feels as smooth as glass under your fingers, and the narrow jumbo frets accommodate all playing styles. And to top it all off, the x-350 is equipped with a Guild vibrato tailpiece for expressive performance capabilities.

Descended from the hollowbodies of old

The X-350 Stratford was originally introduced in the '50s as one of the finest instruments in the Guild catalog. It boasted a fully hollow construction and features like an arched spruce top, trio of P-90 pickups, and a vibrato tailpiece. Seven decades later, the X-350 Stratford once again appears in the Guild catalog. It holds true to the original design and features lavish details such as an ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl position markers. You also get a fully bound body with binding through the F-holes and up to the headstock. If you're in the market for a vintage-style guitar, the Guild X-350 Stratford is the guitar for you.

Features:

  • Vintage-style hollowbody electric guitar
  • Maple body and arched spruce top deliver bright tones and powerful projection
  • Franz P-90 pickups create classic P-90 tones
  • Vintage "Soft U" neck profile feels at home in your hand
  • Guild vibrato tailpiece adds expressive playing possibilities.
  • Mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard play effortlessly
  • Three-way pickup switch control the neck and bridge pickup
  • Dedicated volume knob blends in the middle pickup

Specifications

  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Body Type: Hollowbody
  • Body Shape: X-350 Stratford
  • Body Material: Maple Top Material Arched Spruce
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Color: Scarlet Red
  • Neck Material: Mahogany with Maple Stripe
  • Neck Shape: Vintage Soft U
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Blocks
  • Number of Frets: 20, Narrow Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Nut Width: 1.6875"
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Guild Tune-O-Matic with Pinned Ebony Bridge and Guild Vibrato
  • Tuners: Grover Sta-Tote Open-gear
  • Neck Pickup: Franz P90 Dog Ear Single-coil
  • Controls: 3 x volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
  • Strings: D'Addario, .011-.049
  • Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case

Players of all kinds will appreciate the Guild X-350 Stratford's old-school charm and powerful tone.

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