X-175B Manhattan in Blonde

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Hollow body. An extraordinary instrument for the swinging soloist and technician, Guild’s X-175B Manhattan is a masterpiece of the guitar maker’s art. It presents the same exceptional appointments as its brother, the X-175 Manhattan, including a gracefully sculpted hollow body, rock-solid three-piece neck and electrifying dual single-coil Franz P90 Dog Ear pickups, but also features the addition of a Guild vibrato tailpiece and is available in a handsome blonde finish.

List Price: $1,615

A Closer Look at the X-175B Pickups

The Guild Franz P90 Dog Ear single coil pickups have been offered in many electric guitars throughout Guild’s history. Originally known as “Frequency-Tested” pickups in their early years, these P90-style gems were first manufactured by the Franz company in New York. The Franz P90 is a faithful reproduction offering the classic tone profile of the original. The alnico 5 magnets and wide bobbin platform produce a detailed, crisp tone with plenty of output and sustain, creating a vintage voice suitable for any style. Also available as a Soapbar version for use in solid body guitars.

See the X-175 Manhattan in Action

Specifications

Body:

Body ConstructionHollowbody
Body TopArched Laminated Spruce
Body BackArched Laminated Maple
Body SidesLaminated Maple
Body ShapeGuild® X-175
FinishGloss Polyurethane
BracingParallel Tone Bars
Body Depth Upper Bout3″ (76 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout3″ (76 mm)
Body Length21″ (533 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout17″ (432 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout12 1/2″ (318 mm)
Overall Guitar Length42″ (1067 mm)
Body BindingIvory with Black/White Purfling
PurflingBlack/Ivory White
Soundhole/F Holes BindingUnbound F Holes

Neck:

Neck Material3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
Neck ShapeVintage Soft “U”
Neck FinishGloss Polyurethane
Scale Length24 3/4″ (628 mm)
Nut Width1 11/16″ (43 mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Neck Binding1-Ply Ivory White
Fingerboard MaterialIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius9 1/2″ (240 mm)
Fingerboard InlaysPearloid Block
# of Frets20
Fret SizeNarrow Jumbo
Tuning MachinesGrover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast
Hardware Finish/PlatingNickel-Plated
Truss RodDual-Action
Truss Rod Wrench7mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench

Features:

BridgeGuild® Tune-O-Matic with Rosewood Base
StringsD’Addario® EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock, (.011-.049 Gauges)
Case or Gig BagTKL Deluxe Hardshell
Bridge PickupFranz P90 Dog Ear Pickups
Neck PickupFranz P90 Dog Ear Pickups
Pickup ConfigurationSS
Pickup Switches3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Control KnobsClear Amber Volume & Tone
ControlsVolume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Strap ButtonsVintage-Style
PickguardBlack with Guild® Logo
Item Number379­‐5005­‐801

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