Reverb’s Guide to Lesser-Known Guild Solidbody Guitars


Guild S-300

Our friends over at Reverb magazine went through, outlined, and explored some pretty interesting vintage Guilds. Check out their list of of these lesser-known guitars here!

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  1. David P. Makowski
    David P. Makowski says:

    I had the opportunity to purchase an “NOS” Guild S-300D in White with matching Guild case and all the original factory paperwork and hardware. It was around 1986 at Zavarella’s Music in Crystal City, Virginia. The salesman brought it out from the back and the first thing I noticed was the raised “Guild” logo on the rectangular guitar case. Then he opened it up and there she was, a MINT never played White Guild S-300D with those DiMarzio Super D’s. All I had was my 1984 Gibson Explorer and $50.00 to put towards the $350.00 he was asking for the guitar. At that time Explorers were out of fashion so he really didn’t want the Explorer ever though it was in pristine condition with original Gibson case. I’ll never forget that experience ’cause it was my dream guitar sitting right there in front of me and I couldn’t get the guy to budge. Of course once I had the full $350.00 and went back, it was gone. I rarely see Guild S-300D’s on the used market and when I do they are pretty beat up. If Guild would reissue the S-300D, I would stand in line to be one of the first guitarists to purchase one. BTW, not only did they look killer but they played and sounded phenomenal. Of well, “the one that got away” is my story.


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