M-85 Bass

$1,699.99 List Price

Chambered. The companion to Guild’s M-75 Aristocrat guitar, the M-85 Bass boasts authentic mid-’60s style with a compact semi-hollow body and big “Bi-Sonic” bass pickup that together create the sonic boom of an instrument twice its size.  The single-cutaway body measures 2.75″ deep and a mere 13.5″ across the lower bout, with an arched spruce top and maple back and sides. The body also features elegant ivory white body binding, black/white purfling, partial center-block bracing and dual finger rests. This distinctive bass also features a 30.75″ scale length, bound three-piece mahogany neck with a vintage-style “soft U” profile, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with 12″ radius and pearloid dot inlays, volume and tone controls, combo bridge/tailpiece with rosewood saddles, Grover tuning machines, nickel hardware and cool Jet Black gloss finish. Includes plush-lined hard-shell case.

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Specifications

Body:

Body ConstructionChambered with Braced Top
Body TopArched Laminated Maple
Body BackLaminated Maple
Body SidesLaminated Maple
Body ShapeGuild® M-85
BracingPartial Center Block
FinishGloss Polyurethane
Body Depth Upper Bout2.75″ (70 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout2.75″ (70 mm)
Body Length17.25″ (438 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout13.75″ (349 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout
Overall Guitar Length45″ (1143 mm)
Guitar Weight7.75 lbs
Body BindingIvory White with Black/White Purfling
PurflingBlack/Ivory White

Neck:

Neck Material3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
Neck ShapeVintage Soft “U”
Neck FinishGloss Polyurethane
Scale Length30.75″ (781 mm)
Nut Width1.5″ (38.1 mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Fingerboard MaterialIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius12″ (305 mm)
Fingerboard InlaysPearloid Dot
# of Frets21
Fret SizeNarrow Jumbo
Tuning MachinesGrover® Vintage 142 Series
Hardware Finish/PlatingNickel Plated

Truss RodDual-Action
Truss Rod Wrench7mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench

Features:

BridgeGuild® Combo Bridge-Tailpiece with Rosewood String Saddles
StringsD’Addario® EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass, Custom Light, (.045-.105 Gauges)
Case or Gig BagTKL Deluxe Hardshell
Bridge PickupGuild® “Bi-Sonic” Bass
Pickup ConfigurationH
Control KnobsBlack Plastic
ControlsMaster Volume, Master Tone
Strap ButtonsVintage-Style

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