series: newark st. collection

polara blue steel

Overview and Body Design

The base model in the Polara platform, which includes Deluxe, Artist Signature, and USA options above it, packs a special combination of timeless design and modern features. Built on a stripped down, no-frills design approach, the Polara has an ultra-light ergonomic body thanks to its contouring and minimalistic hardware package. Notably, a string-through body design transmits string resonance straight through the mahogany body delivering massive sustain and response. A diagonal string layout matches Guild’s compensated stop bar design first introduced in the early 1970s.

Mahogany Body with Ultra-playable Set Neck Design

The Polara features a Mahogany body with a set neck design and 24 ¾ scale length, which is familiar and friendly to all types of players. A Rosewood fingerboard and modern U shape neck with simple dot inlays provide a classic look.

HB-2+ Humbucker Pickups with Alnico V Magnets

The new uncovered HB-2+ pickups are modern extensions of the coveted Guild HB-1 oversized humbuckers, built in a traditional size humbucker with Alnico V magnets. These hot-wound HB-2+ pickups bring a variety of boutique quality tones with loads of character and voice. Black pole pieces further expand the vibe while simplified master volume and tone controls add to the Polara’s no frills and down to business design.

Phantom Green, Blue Steel and Voltage Yellow Gloss Finish Options

Hard hitting and eye-catching colors complimented by the uncovered HB-2+ pickups with black pole pieces bring a vibe that pairs perfectly with the Polara’s offset and rock ready design. Available in Voltage Yellow, Phantom Green and Blue Steel.

see the polara in Action

pickup switching

1. Bridge – Hum Canceling This position has the most “edge” or “bite”. Overwound for a big, powerful tone without sounding too dark, a great tool to push an amp into singing distortion. Perfect for solos or in your face rhythm parts, the HB-2+ humbucker possesses a bold, rich tone that is equally capable in any musical style.  

2. Bridge + Neck – Hum Canceling – This position combines the tonalities of the neck and bridge humbuckers. Thick, creamy mids, big, round bass and clear trebles make this a great all-around tone.

3. Neck – Hum Canceling This position produces a warm, round tone great anything from singing lead lines to clean rhythm lines. 

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. 

Body
Body Type Solid Body
Body Shape Guild Polara
Body Top N / A (Solid Body)
Body Wood (Solid Bodies) Mahogany
Top Bracing Pattern N / A
Soundhole / F Holes Binding N / A
Top Purfling Inlay N / A
Top Binding N / A
Body Sides N / A (Solid Body)
Side Purfling Inlay N / A
Body Back N / A (Solid Body)
Back Purfling Inlay N / A
Purfling N / A
Body Binding N / A
Neck
Neck Material Mahogany
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 23mm
Truss Rod Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench 4mm Allen Key
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 12.5" (320mm)
Fingerboard Inlays 5mm Dots - Pearloid
Fingerboard Inlay Location 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 (x2), 15, 17, 19, 21
Frets Total 22
Fret Type Narrow Jumbo
Fingerboard Binding N / A
Finish
Color Blue Steel (BSL)
Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Hardware
Bridge String Spacing 2" (50mm)
Hardware Finish / Plating Nickel
Bridge Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece Sting-Thru Ferrules
Nut Material Composite
Tuning Machines Rotomatic Style
Strap Buttons Vintage Pawn
Pickguard Black
Electronics
Bridge Pickup Guild HB-2+ Humbucker Uncovered - Bridge
Neck Pickup Guild HB-2+ Humbucker Uncovered - Neck
Pickup Switch 3-Way Toggle: 1. Bridge Pickup - 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups - 3. Neck Pickup
Controls Master Volume and Tone, 3-way Toggle Pickup Switch
Other
Strings D'Addario EXL110 - Nickel Wound Regular Light (.010" - .046")
Included Case Case Sold Separately
Upper Bout Width 11" (280mm)
Lower Bout Width 13" (330mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout 1 1/2" (38mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 1 1/2" (38mm)
Body Length 17" (432mm)
Overall Length 40" (1016mm)