A-150 Savoy in Antique Sunburst

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Looking for the ultimate jazz guitar? Look no further than the Guild A-150 Savoy. This fully hollow guitar features an arched solid spruce top with an arched flamed maple back and flamed maple sides and a classic Antique Sunburst finish. A period-correct DeArmond Rhythm Chief 1000 floating pickup completes this homage to the original jazzboxes of the 50s with its warm, quintessentially “jazz” tone that has come to define the genre as a whole. Featuring a set of discrete thumbwheel volume and tone controls tucked under the pickguard, the A-150 Savoy holds all the tools you need to dial in your tone while keeping its elegant minimalist aesthetic. Premium features include ivory binding, an ebony floating bridge and fingerboard, traditional Guild harp tailpiece, and a hardshell case. Also available in Blonde or Limited Edition Snowcrest White.

List Price: $1,710

This guitar is available through any Authorized Guild Dealer. Find one near you by clicking the button above. If you have any troubles finding a dealer near you, please don’t hesitate to contact us and a Guild Representative will be happy to help.

A Closer Look at the A-150 Savoy

The DeArmond 1000 Rhythm Chief floating single coil pickup has been a staple feature of Guild archtops since the mid-1950s. Besides providing a natural, woody, acoustic tone, another innovative feature was the fingerboard mounting bar. This allowed installation of the pickup in the neck position of the guitar without having to alter the solid wood soundboard. It continues to be one of the most sought after archtop guitar pickups today.

See the A-150 Savoy in Action

Body
Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape Guild A-150
Body Top Arched Solid Spruce
Body Wood (Solid Bodies) N / A
Soundhole / F Holes Binding Unbound F Holes
Body Sides Flamed Maple
Body Back Arched Flamed Maple
Purfling Black / Ivory
Body Binding Ivory ABS
Neck
Neck Material Mahogany with a Maple Center Strip
Scale Length 24 3/4" (629mm)
Neck Shape Vintage Soft "U"
Nut Width 1 11/16" (43mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret 20mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret 24mm
Truss Rod Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench 7mm Socket Wrench
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood or Ebony (Dependent on production date)*
Fingerboard Radius 9 1/2" (240mm)
Fingerboard Inlays Blocks - Pearloid
Frets Total 20
Fret Type Narrow Jumbo
Finish
Finish - Top Gloss Polyurethane
Finish - Back and Sides Gloss Polyurethane
Finish - Neck Gloss Polyurethane
Hardware
Bridge String Spacing 2" (52mm)
Hardware Finish / Plating Nickel Plated
Bridge Compensated Rosewood or Ebony with Matching Base (Dependent on production date)*
Tailpiece Guild Harp Tailpiece
Nut Material Bone
Tuning Machines Grover® Sta-Tite™ Open-Gear 18:1
Strap Buttons Vintage Style
Pickguard Black with Guild Logo
Electronics
Bridge Pickup N / A
Neck Pickup DeArmond 1000 Rhythm Chief - Floating Archtop Pickup
Pickup Switch N / A
Controls Pickguard Mounted Volume
Other
Strings D'Addario ECG25 Chromes Flat Wound, Light (.012 - .052)
Included Case TKL Deluxe Hardshell
Upper Bout Width 12 1/2" (318mm)
Lower Bout Width 17" (432mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout 3" (76mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 3 1/8" (79mm)
Body Length 21" (533mm)
Overall Length 42" (1067mm)
Item # 3796000837

*This is a running spec change to comply with CITES regulations. More information.

The A-150 Savoy is also available in Blonde

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