X-500 Stuart (2014)

Hollow body. The Guild X-500 Stuart is the ultimate in vintage-crafted electric guitar artistry. The pride of Guild’s engineers and craftsmen, it has a graceful hollow body with a resonant spruce top and beautifully figured maple back and sides, distinctive fast-action neck and dual “frequency tested” single-coil pickups sure to satisfy the most demanding artist. The welcome return of a true Guild classic.

Available with a Natural or a Sunburst finish.

*This model is no longer in production. If you are interested in this model, please contact us or call +1 310-586-1180.



Body ConstructionHollowbody
Body TopArched Select Laminated Spruce
Body BackArched Laminated Maple
Body SidesLaminated Maple
Body ShapeGuild® X-500
BracingParallel Tone Bars
FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Depth Upper Bout3.25″ (82 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout3.25″ (82 mm)
Body Length21″ (533 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout17″ (432 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout12.5″ (318 mm)
Overall Guitar Length42″ (1067 mm)
Guitar Weight6.8 lbs
Body BindingWhite with Multiple Black/White Purfling
Soundhole/F HolesW/B/W


Neck Material3-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple
Neck ShapeVintage Soft “U”
Neck FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Scale Length24.75″ (628 mm)
Nut Width1.7″ (42.8 mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Neck Binding1-Ply White with W/B/W Fingerboard Purfling
Fingerboard MaterialIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius10″ (254 mm)
Fingerboard InlaysVintage Two-Tone Mother-of-Pearl/Abalone Block
# of Frets20
Fret SizeVintage-style
Headstock BindingWhite with Black/White Purfling
Tuning MachinesGrover® SD510 Series with Ivoroid Buttons
Hardware Finish/PlatingGold-plated
Truss RodDual-Action
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench


BridgeCompensated Rosewood with Rosewood Base
StringsD’Addario® EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock, (.011-.049 Gauges)
Case or Gig BagTKL Custom Hardshell
Bridge PickupGuild® “Frequency Tested” Single-Coil
Neck PickupGuild® “Frequency Tested” Single-Coil
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
Pickguard7-Ply B/W/ B/W/B/W/B

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