Guild's X175 first appeared in 1953, and is a classic American hollowbody electric. The proven formula of laminated maple back and sides, laminated spruce top and mahogany neck just plain *works*, and with the authentic reproductions of Guild's famous Franz dog-ear single coil pickups, it's not the "Jazz only" guitar you'd think it is when you first see it.
It will do Jazz easily, from the brighter, more percussive sounds of the Swing era to the archetypical smokier, darker tones of hard-bop. But there's more : these pickups have plenty of character and bite, and the lead pickup or the "both" pickup selection will pull off classic country, 60's garage rock, snotty pre-punk riffing or jangly pop, and this guitar is a natural for Jump-Blues and Rockabilly.
This version of the X175 has a rosewood bridge and saddle, and Guild's classic "harp" tailpiece – a solid, stable setup, and the string length behind the bridge adds an airy, almost reverb-like quality to the sound.
Comes with a quality TKL case.