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surfliner deluxe black metallic

Roasted Maple Neck with Bound Rosewood Fingerboard and Block Inlays

The Surfliner Deluxe elevates the Surfliner platform with all new appointments. Introducing Guild’s first-ever roasted maple neck, for a dark aged appearance with added stiffness and stability. A bound rosewood fingerboard with block inlays compliments the satin finished C-shaped 25.5” scale neck providing a smooth playing experience.

new guild floating vibrato tailpiece (gfvt)

Developed for the Surfliner Deluxe – the new Guild Floating Vibrato Tailpiece (GFVT) opens the Surfliner platform to new playing styles, capable of a broad range of vibrato effects, from subtle flutters to deep swells. The GFVT is equipped with a nylon insert and easily accessible tension screw for ultimate control of bar tension. Featuring an embossed “G” for classic Guild DNA.

HSS Pickup Configuration Featuring DeArmond Aerosonic Single Coil and Guild HB-2 Humbucker Pickups

Outfitted with a bridge HB-2 Humbucker with Alnico II magnets, the HB-2 was developed to recreate the rich, warm tone of vintage Guild humbuckers in a standard size format. The HB-2 is paired perfectly with the chiming single-coil tones of the two DeArmond Aerosonic middle and neck pickups.

The Surfliner Deluxe debuts a classic 5-way blade switch. This instantly recognizable pickup switching offers quick access from rhythm to solo tones at the flick of a switch.

Solid Poplar Body with Vintage-Inspired Offset Appeal

Built with a lightweight Poplar solid body, the new Surfliner Deluxe features a gloss finish and matching headstock, available in Evergreen Metallic, Rose Quartz Metallic and Black Metallic.

5-way pickup switching

1. Bridge – Hum Canceling – This position will have the most “edge” or “bite”, it responds great to distortion. Perfect for solos or in your face rhythm parts, the HB-2 humbucker possesses the bold mid-range typical of standard humbuckers but with tighter lows and sparkling highs that don’t get brittle.

2. Bridge + Middle – This position lends itself well to all styles of music. Blending the warmth and power of the HB-2 bridge pickup and the sparkle of the single coil in the middle position. This position also has slightly less midrange for a bit of classic in-between quack.

3. Middle – This position provides a great “Raw” tone. Gentle playing will produce a more acoustic like tone, while digging deep into the strings or applying distortion make this position give a more aggressive, raw tone.

4. Middle + Neck – Hum Canceling – This position is great for clean style tones, and especially shines for fast rhythm parts like in funk music. Adding distortion to this position will give a “smoother” tonality, really good for more singing style solos.

5. Neck – This position is ideal for warm, full tones. Responds very will to fingerpicking or picks, and great for both driven and clean tones. This is a very jazz ready tone, and drive produces a “smooth & edgy” tone, great for solos in any style of music.

see the Surfliner Deluxe in Action

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 Type Solid Body
Body Shape Guild Surfliner
Body Top N / A (Solid Body)
Body Wood (Solid Bodies) Poplar
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 Material Roasted Maple
Scale Length 25 1/2" (648mm)
Neck Shape C Shape
Nut Width 1 11/16" (43mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret 21mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret 23.5mm
Truss Rod Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench 4mm Allen Key
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 10" (254mm)
Fingerboard Inlays Blocks - Pearloid
Fingerboard Inlay Location 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21
Frets Total 23
Fret Type Narrow Jumbo
Fingerboard Binding White ABS
Color Black (BLK)
Bridge String Spacing 2" (51mm)
Hardware Finish / Plating Nickel
Bridge Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece Guild Floating Vibrato
Nut Material Composite
Tuning Machines Guild Modern Locking Closed Gear
Strap Buttons Vintage Style - Large
Pickguard Surfliner Deluxe HSS 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Bridge Pickup Guild HB-2 Humbucker Nickel - Bridge
Neck Pickup DeArmond Aerosonic Single Coil Pickup Neck Nickel/Black
Pickup Switch 5-Way Blade: 1. Bridge Pickup - 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups - 3. Middle Pickup - 4. Middle and Neck Pickups - 5. Neck Pickup
Controls Master Volume and Tone and 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch
Strings D'Addario EXL110 - Nickel Wound Regular Light (.010" - .046")
Included Case Case Sold Separately
Upper Bout Width 11" (280mm)
Lower Bout Width 13 5/8" (346mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout 1 1/2" (38mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 1 1/2" (38mm)
Body Length 18" (457mm)
Overall Length 41" (1041mm)