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1999 Guild Bluesbird Electric Guitar AAA Flame Maple Top, USA-Made w/ Duncan 59 PAFs, Case

$2,349.99

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Up for sale, a 1999 Guild Bluesbird in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. A finely-crafted Guild made in the USA at the famed Westerly, RI factory, this long ago discontinued iteration of the Bluesbird features a carved, bookmatched highly figured AAA curly maple top finished in a rich gloss Sunburst. The Bluesbird was engineered to provide stiff competition to the Les Paul Standard, with a body that boasts a full 14" lower bout width and carefully engineered sound chambers to both relieve weight and improve tonal resonance. The result is a guitar that has a warm, smooth natural acoustic tone with good top end articulation. Loaded with the original pair of Seymour Duncan ‘59 humbuckers, these pickups were wound faithfully to the specs of the original PAFs of the '50s with sweet sustain, clear note attack, and a detailed, harmonically-rich response. The guitar weighs 8lbs 5oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with low action, spot-on intonation, and 10-46 strings.

The mahogany neck has a slender C profile carve with particularly full shoulders and appreciably more depth as you travel up the fingerboard, measuring .810" deep at the 1st fret and .970" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearloid block inlay and pristine stock slender fretwire. With a 24 3/4" scale length and 1 11/16" nut width, the dimensions of the neck are comfortable and intuitive, and the neck is very straight with a responsive, ideally adjusted truss rod. The headstock retains the original Grover Rotomatic tuning machines which turn smoothly and provide ideal tuning stability.

All of the electronics function as intended, with individual Volume and Tone knobs for each Seymour Duncan 59 PAF humbucker and transparent DeArmond-style knobs. The chrome plating on the ABR-1 bridge and stopbar is notably clean, with a touch of patina on the nickel humbucker covers. Ripples of bookmatched AAA curly flame maple extend evenly across the top, particularly vibrant on the bass-side lower bout, highlighted by the Sunburst gloss. Extremely well-kept over the past two decades, cosmetic wear is limited to just a couple tiny finish scratches in the gloss on the edges of the back, and a few faint pick marks on the treble side of the strum path. The neck profile is flawless with a smooth gloss finish.

The original black tolex hardshell case is included with red plush interior, functional latches, and gold silkscreen Guild text on the exterior.
The mahogany neck has a slender C profile carve with particularly full shoulders and appreciably more depth as you travel up the fingerboard, measuring .810" deep at the 1st fret and .970" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearloid block inlay and pristine stock slender fretwire. With a 24 3/4" scale length and 1 11/16" nut width, the dimensions of the neck are comfortable and intuitive, and the neck is very straight with a responsive, ideally adjusted truss rod. The headstock retains the original Grover Rotomatic tuning machines which turn smoothly and provide ideal tuning stability.

All of the electronics function as intended, with individual Volume and Tone knobs for each Seymour Duncan 59 PAF humbucker and transparent DeArmond-style knobs. The chrome hardware is notably clean, and the ripples of bookmatched AAA curly flame maple extend evenly across the top, particularly vibrant on the bass-side lower bout. Extremely well-kept over the past two decades, cosmetic wear on the gloss Sunburst finish is limited to just a couple tiny finish scratches in the gloss on the edges of the back, and a few faint pick marks on the treble side of the strum path. The neck profile is flawless with a smooth gloss finish.

The original black tolex hardshell case is included with red plush interior, functional latches, and gold silkscreen Guild text on the exterior.