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The Bluesbird reflects Guild’s return to yet another historic solid body model. Originally released in 1970 as the solid body counterpart to the M-75 Aristocrat, the Bluesbird was subject to a few design changes over the decades. Today’s reissue features a carved maple top and maintains many of the aesthetic traits of the M-75 Bluesbird of the late 60s. Its lightweight chambered mahogany body allows for improved resonance and unparalleled comfort, making this guitar one of the lightest in its class. The Bluesbird features a 24 3/4” scale, and fast-playing vintage C shaped neck. While many of the Bluesbird’s specifications remain faithful to the original model, today’s updated version comes equipped with USA-made Seymour Duncan pickups, as well as a TonePros locking tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece to offer the most versatile version of this guitar to date. Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines round out this ultimate package. The Bluesbird is available in a sleek Jet Black, and Iced Tea Burst with a flamed maple top.

List Price: $1,390

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. 


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Body TypeChambered Solid Body
Body TopMaple
Body ShapeBluesbird
FinishGloss Polyurethane, Iced Tea Burst
Body BindingCream
Body Depth1 1/2″ (38mm) at edge
Body Width Lower Bout13 3/4″ (349mm)
Body Width Upper Bout9 3/4″ (248mm)
Overall Guitar Length39 1/2″ (1003mm)


Neck Material1-Piece Mahogany
Neck ShapeC shape
Neck FinishGloss Polyurethane
Scale Length24 3/4″ (628 mm)
Nut Width1 11/16″ (43 mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Neck BindingCream
Fingerboard MaterialPau Ferro or Rosewood (dependent on production date)*
Fingerboard Radius10″
Fingerboard InlaysMother-Of-Pearl Block
# of Frets22
Fret SizeMedium Jumbo
Tuning MachinesGrover® Sta-Tite™ Open-Gear 18:1
Hardware Finish/PlatingNickel Plated

Truss RodDual-Action
Truss Rod Wrench7mm Nut Driver


BridgeTonePros NVR2 Locking Tune-O-Matic
StringsD’Addario EXL110 .010-.046 Nickel Wound
Bridge PickupSeymour Duncan USA JB SH-4 with nickel cover
Neck PickupSeymour Duncan USA 59 Neck SH-1 with nickel cover
Pickup ConfigurationHH
Pickup Switches3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Control KnobsGuild G Shield – Black/Silver
ControlsVolume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Strap ButtonsVintage-Style
PickguardCream with Guild Logo (included in gig bag)
Item Number379-1801-838

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

the bluesbird is also available in black

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