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.
|Model Name:||GSR T-500|
|Color / Part #:|
|Body Back:||Figured Maple|
|Body Sides:||Figured Maple|
|Body Top:||Solid Spruce|
|F Holes Sound Holes:||Bound "F" Hole|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|Position Inlays:||Mother-of-Pearl/Abalone Blocks|
|Fingerboard Radius:||12" (305 mm)|
|Head Stock Binding:||3-Ply W/B/W|
|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|
|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|
|Tuning Machines:||Gotoh® Die-Cast|
|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|