Guild / Songbird NT / 1990 / Natural Finish / Guitar For Sale
This is a super rare example of an early Songbird off the production line. This Guild Songbird NT is in very good condition. Its Natural finish shows a very nice solid Sitka Top that is X-braced. Its got multiple bindings on the top edge of the body, decorative soundhole rosette, single ply black pickguard, rosewood bridge with bone saddle and six white plastic bridge pins. Its got a factory Fishman pickup system & an added EMG soundhole mounted pickup with one volume control and one concentric tone control with black plastic knobs mounted to the bass side of the body, set mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with small pearl dot inlays starting at the 3rd fret, Guild peghead shape with black peghead face and pearl inlaid Guild logo and decorative Chesterfield inlay, single ply black plastic truss rod cover, three per side Grover gold plated Rotomatic tuning machines, serial number and Made in USA impressed into the back of the peghead, single ply black plastic electronics control cover plate, two metal strap buttons and original Guild branded black hard shell case. This 1990 Westerly, Rhode Island, built Guild Songbird is in very good cosmetic condition showing some dings, scratches and signs of play wear throughout (see photos). The neck profile is a very comfortable “C” shape and it feels great in hand. The frets are in great shape and have a lifetime of use left in them. The guitar plays great with low action up and down the fingerboard. This guitar has a very unique acoustic sound that is very pleasant and is not overly loud unplugged. The thin body is super comfortable to sit with and it basically plays like an electric guitar. I find these Guild models to be a very useful songwriting companion because the ‘electric guitar’ playability and size make it easy to write electric riffs on and not have to be plugged in. Because it is an X braced Sitka top, though, you can also coax some really great sounding acoustic sounds as well. It’s kind of the best of both worlds! The size of this guitar also makes it perfect for travel and because of the Fishman electronics, it would be very suitable for stage use as well. Its excellent overall & comes in its original black hard case.