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  #087  GUILD CE-100     1958.
  Guild's CE-100 was the first archtop to sport a florentine cutaway!
  Three piece neck became a Guild trademark.
  I think the case was made by Lifton for Guild.     Its the real thing!
  Time warp!     Open the box and be transported back to '58.
  Franz P90s can be variable.   This one is sweet and mellow.    Just right for its age.
  Silhouette label still like new.    Proud to be made in Hoboken. N.J.
  Cupid lips with Chesterfield logo. Open Waverly tuners.
  A strong neck joint,  all binding in good condition and just a little shrinkage on the heel plate.
  Classic 50's Mahogany stain on the back and sides.
  This is an amazing guitar  -  a time warp back to the late 50's.   

When the T-100 Slim Jim was the Campus guitar,  the CE-100 was for the serious player.    Like the T models,  it also benefitted from the smaller body, shorter scale length and lightweight construction but there was a bit more quality in the spec.   Full binding, bar position markers and a sweeter pickup distinguished the CE model (and the similar CA acoustic version) as a jazz guitar.

Mine is all original and correct and plays really nicely.   It has superb mellow tone through its Franz single coil pickup.     Hoboken made Guilds were all finished in a very thin cellulose which over the years has the tendency to flake.     This one is very good by comparison but it does show one or two areas where tiny flakes of the finish have simply fallen away.    This is exactly what you would expect to see on a guitar of this era.

There are also a few blemishes and marks from its long history although, amazingly,  there is almost no sign of play-wear on this lovely, historic guild.     I would say its condition is 8.5 or better.

Complete with its original case.    Quite a find!




From Paul,   a professional jazz guitarist in Marseilles

Bonjour Alan

Yesterday I have played with the guild CE-100 in concert , it is a very good guitar !!
Thank you , bien cordialement



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