The Bluesbird reflects Guild’s return to yet another historic solid body model. Originally released in 1970 as the solid body counterpart to the M-75 Aristocrat, the Bluesbird was subject to a few design changes over the decades. Today’s reissue features a carved Maple top and maintains many of the aesthetic traits of the M-75 Bluesbird of the late 1960’s…

The Guild Newark St Bluesbird has a lightweight chambered Mahogany body which allows for improved resonance and unparalleled comfort, making this guitar one of the lightest in its class. The Bluesbird features a 24 3/4” scale, and fast-playing vintage C shaped neck. While many of the Bluesbird’s specifications remain faithful to the original model, today’s updated version comes equipped with USA-made Seymour Duncan pickups, as well as a TonePros locking tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece to offer the most versatile version of this guitar to date. Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines and Guild’s deluxe padded gig bag round out this ultimate package. The Bluesbird is available in a sleek Jet Black, and Iced Tea Burst with a flamed Maple top.

The Guild Newark St. Collection marks the return of classic Guild electric guitars and basses from the 1950s and ’60s — once again putting the distinctive Guild styling and voice that helped shape popular music into the hands of today’s musicians.

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  • Body type: Chambered Solid Body
  • Body top: Maple
  • Body shape: Bluesbird
  • Finish: gloss Polyurethane
  • Body binding: Cream
  • Body depth: 1 1/2″ (38mm) at edge
  • Body width lower bout: 13 3/4″ (349mm)
  • Body width upper bout: 9 3/4″ (248mm)
  • Overall guitar length: 39 1/2″ (1003mm)
  • Neck wood: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Neck shape: Vintage Soft “U”
  • Neck finish: gloss Polyurethane
  • Scale length: 24 3/4″ (628 mm)
  • Nut width: 1 11/16″ (43 mm)
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Neck binding: Cream
  • Fingerboard material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard radius: 12″ (305 mm)
  • Fingerboard inlays: Mother-Of-Pearl Block
  • # of frets: 22
  • Fret size: Medium Jumbo
  • Pickup (bridge): Seymour Duncan USA JB SH-4 with nickel cover
  • Pickup (neck): Seymour Duncan USA 59 Neck SH-1 with nickel cover
  • Pickup Configuration: HH
  • Pickup switches: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: TonePros NVR2 Locking Tune-O-Matic
  • Tuning machines: Grover Sta-Tite 18:1
  • Hardware finish/plating: Nickel Plated
  • Truss rod: Dual-Action
  • Truss rod wrench: 7mm Nut Driver
  • Control knobs: Guild G Shield – Black/Silver
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Strap buttons: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: black with Guild Logo
  • Colors: Iced Tea Burst, Jet Black
  • Strings: D’Addario EXL110 .010-.046 Nickel Wound
  • Weight: 2.98 kg / 6.56 lbs
  • Country manufactured: South Korea

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