This is a vintage 1965 Guild T-50 electric guitar made in Hoboken, New Jersey. This particular example is in very excellent all original condition with absolutely no originality or structural issues, and features: a beautiful 3-tone Tobacco sunburst nitrocellulose finish, a thinline 16″ body with an arched laminated top and back, a mahogany neck, a rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, the original “Mickey Mouse” DeArmond single-coil pickup with adjustable pole pieces, a non-hinged Guild harp tailpiece, the original stair-step pickguard, original metal button tuning machines, original chrome top Guild knobs, original floating bridge, and all original hardware.
Most similar to a Gibson ES-125, the single pickup non-cutaway thin-hollowbody electric, is a fantastic budget vintage guitar that is both simple and versatile. The DeArmond pickup sounds great, and while not as loud as a typical Gibson P-90, is quite sweet sounding and warmer than your typical single-coil. Although the placement near the neck generally produces a dark tone, the dynamic tone knob enables both clear and present and rich dark tones to be easily accessed through the turn of a knob. All of the electronics work perfectly without intermittence, scratchiness, or noise.
The neck is perfectly straight, and the action is nice and low. The frets have lots of life left, with only the beginnings of fret wear on the first 2 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-50 is great for acoustic playing, and projects nicely when not plugged in. The nice acoustic qualities are accurately amplified through the pickup, 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 extremely nice, displaying surprisingly minimal wear. Since the back is not bound, it is common to see an abundance of wear around the edges, however, this guitar remains in excellent un-abused condition with a very attractive intact finish. Aside from several dings and superficial (hard to see) scratches, this guitar is worthy of collectors with the most strict condition policies. The only substantial condition flaw is a crack in the floating bridge. While stable and solid, the crack is significant and should be addressed, or the bridge should be replaced, as this style bridge is easy to find. This T-50 is as light as a feather, and it only weighs 5 lbs. and 10 oz. It does not come with a case, however, it will be pakaged accordingly.