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GSR T-500

Electric | GSR Series
Model #: 3827000801

GSR T-500

Electric | GSR Series
Model #: 3827000801

  • The T-500 is a rare and fabled model in the Guild electric guitar pantheon. Produced in limited quantities in the early 1960s, the T-500 was so elusive that it never appeared in Guild catalogs of that period.

    Essentially a thinner version of the famed X-500 model, the T-500 offered superior sound quality and playing comfort thanks to a distinctive-sounding pair of single-coil pickups and a shallow (2" deep) body profile.

    This seldom-seen Guild classic is now available once again as a special limited-run model. The modern interpretation, the GSR T-500, features a mix of classic and contemporary touches that deliver the timeless look, sound and feel that Guild electric guitars are known for.

    Premium features include a beautiful figured maple body and a spruce top for crisp, clear sound with plenty of detail and articulation. The P-90 single-coil pickups are custom wound to bring you the sought-after sound of the "Franz" pickups used on early Guild electrics, and the lightweight Graph-Tech® ResoMax™ bridge ensures rock-solid tuning stability when using the Guild Bigsby® vibrato system.

    Other features include a maple neck with ebony fingerboard, multi-ply neck and body bindings, bound f holes, classic mother-of-pearl and abalone block inlays, bone nut, Gotoh® die-cast tuners, clear-skirted "G-Shield" control knobs and a pure nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

    Each instrument is hand numbered and includes a Guild leather strap and premium hard-shell case.

  • General

    Model Name: GSR T-500
    Series: GSR Series
    Color / Part #:
    • GSR T-500, Ebony Fingerboard, Blonde w/ Deluxe Case


    Body Shape: Electric
    Body Back: Figured Maple
    Body Sides: Figured Maple
    Body Top: Solid Spruce
    Body Finish:
    • 3827000801
      Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Purfling: 6-Ply B/W/B/W/B/W
    F Holes Sound Holes: Bound "F" Hole
    Body Binding: Ivoroid


    Number of Frets: 22
    Position Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl/Abalone Blocks
    Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
    Head Stock Binding: 3-Ply W/B/W
    Fretboard: Ebony
    Neck Material: 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
    Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Nut Width: 1.68" (43 mm)
    Scale Length: 24.75" (628 mm)
    Neck Binding: 3-Ply W/B/W


    Pickup Configuration: S/S
    Bridge Pickup: Custom Wound P-90
    Neck Pickup: Custom Wound P-90
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Volume, Tone, Volume, Tone


    Hardware Finish: Gold
    Bridge: Graph-Tech® ResoMax®
    Tuning Machines: Gotoh® Die-Cast
    String Nut: Bone
    Switch Tips: Cream
    Tremolo Arm Handle: Guild® Bigsby® B7 Vibrato


    Strings: D'Addario® EXL 110, Gauges .010-.046


    Case Gig Bags: Deluxe Hardshell Case
    Control Knobs: Clear Skirted G-Shield