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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / Guild M-75 Aristocrat at Sweetwater On Sale

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California Escapee

Don't look at me with that tone of voice
Sep 5th, 2018 05:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

In Black For $699.00.

That includes a hardshell case!

I am so tempted!




Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Sep 5th, 2018 06:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nice! There are a few fellas here that own one and besides the tone and pickups used, I would like to hear their views on the neck profile. The Sweetwater clip only shows the guitar played with distortion and using the rear pickup and would like to hear a clean demo exhibiting the different pickups on a clean setting. But have always been tempted by this guitar from the earlier comments made here.
I'm also really tempted to buy one, just because of the vintage vibe it projects and with a case to boot, heck of a deal!
Vintage sunburst would really be my choice, but when a deal like this comes around, it's hard to sit and watch it get by you!!!!
Nice, just nice.

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Head down, ears back

Headed for the bar
Sep 5th, 2018 07:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

That is a deal if they're still building them like they were a few years ago.

Superb guitars. I got one when they reissued 'em.

Somewhat chunky neck, and the pickups are really similar in tone and response to the 'Franz' soap bars issued with the original 50s-60s M65 and M75.

I have a 1961 M65 (the one in the link) and compared the pickup's construction with the reissues, and even the materials were vitrually identical. Very hi-fi sounding; not like a P90 at all.

'61 Guild M65 Freshman (the one-pickup version of the Aristocrat)

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Head down, ears back

Headed for the bar
Sep 5th, 2018 07:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Also note that the fretwire on these is close to jumbo size. It's not the little winky stuff Guild originally used on these in the 50s and 60s.

If you like the Les Paul form factor and ergos, but want something nice and lightweight, this is the guitar for you. The body is just slightly larger than a Lester.

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El Californio

Sep 6th, 2018 12:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

I played one of these at a store last year and, honestly, it felt like a toy. Nice and light, pickups acceptable (though not particularly inspiring) but, to my surprise, it felt kind of cheap. Felt like it would break under normal use. Maybe I'm just used to more "heft."

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