This is a vintage 1965 Guild T-100-D thinline hollow-body electric guitar, made in Hoboken, NJ. This particular example, serial number EE-574, is in very fine all original vintage condition and includes the original hard shell case! The T-100-D was one of Guild’s 1960’s standbys, with most of the features of the very popular Starfire series at a slightly lower price. This is one of the best American-made vintage guitars for the money, and represents amazing bang-for-the-buck value.
Features of this T-100-D model include: a thin 16″ single-cutaway body with the original sunburst finish, laminated maple bound top, a bound mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard, (2) Guild single coil pickups, standard mid-60s headstock profile with Guild plastic overlay and “chesterfield” column inlay, rosewood bridge, harp-shaped tailpiece, and the original hard shell case.
The neck is perfectly straight, and the action is nice and low. The frets have plenty of life left, with only the beginnings of fret wear on the first few frets. The neck profile is super comfortable, and the neck is just as pleasant at the twelfth fret as it is when playing open chords. The T-100-D is great for acoustic playing, and projects nicely when not plugged in. The nice acoustic qualities are accurately amplified through the pickups, and this guitar is great for jazz, blues, and rock. Both aggressive chord strumming and soft single notes sound great on this thing.
The overall cosmetic condition is very nice, displaying some typical, but not overly distracting wear. Since the back is not bound, it is common to see an abundance of wear around the edges, however, the sunburst finish is still very attractive and intact.
This T-100D is as light as a feather, and it only weighs 5 lbs. and 14 oz. As stated, the original case is included and is in correspondingly great shape.