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  #050   2001 Guild X-150 Savoy.

The Savoy slots in just beneath the Manhattan in Guild's range of archtops and from its inception in 1953 has been the simplest and cheapest guitar in the jazz range.

I have fallen for Guild's archtops over the years and fancied trying the basic model.     My friend Mitch Seidman had one and he really rated it for its tone.

Mine was the single pickup version preferred by jazz players and was one of the first made after Fender transferred Guild's operations to Corona in California.    It is a very well made guitar and plays well with a great tone, however, Fender's handling of the Guild range was unsuccessful and, as a result, all archtop production ceased in just a few of years.   

A tragedy!


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