Monday, 23 December 2013

The More You Know: Guild's Take on the Solid-bodied guitar

In the early sixties, Guild Guitar Company were looking for a way into the electric guitar market, after years of making predominately acoustic guitars. Breaking away from the Gibson and Fender school's of guitar bodies, Guild looked to build a genuinely astetically-innovative guitar which wasn't like anything anyone had seen before. Decidedly, Guild put forward three guitar's into production; the S-50 named the Jetstar, the S-100 named the Polara, and the S-200 named the Thunderbird. All incorporated the companies signature solid-body design of the time and are now considered to be rarities, especially the S-200, a guitar which is played by The Black Keys very own Dan Auberach.  

Written by Dan Sharman.

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