Guild Bluesbird Black

Brand: Guild
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Stock Id: GUILD-BBIRDBK

Guild Bluesbird Black

Brand: Guild
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Stock Id: GUILD-BBIRDBK

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 60s. Its lightweight chambered mahogany body 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.

Features

  • Bluesbird:
    • Style: Bluesbird Chambered Body Electric Guitar
    • Body Top: Carved Maple
    • Body Wood (Solid Bodies): Mahogany
    • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan USA JB SH-4 with nickel cover
    • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan USA 59 Neck SH-1 with nickel cover

Body

 

Body TypeChambered Solid Body
Body ShapeGuild Bluesbird
Body TopCarved Maple
Body Wood (Solid Bodies)Mahogany
Soundhole / F Holes BindingN / A
Body SidesN / A (Solid Body)
Body BackN / A (Solid Body)
PurflingN / A
Body BindingIvory ABS

Neck

 

Neck MaterialMahogany
Scale Length24 3/4" (629mm)
Neck ShapeC Shape
Nut Width1 11/16" (43mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret20mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret24mm
Truss RodDual Action
Truss Rod Wrench7mm Socket Wrench
Fingerboard MaterialPau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius10" (254mm)
Fingerboard InlaysBlocks - Mother-Of-Pearl
Frets Total22
Fret TypeMedium Jumbo
Fingerboard BindingIvory ABS

Finish

 

ColorBlack (BLK)

Hardware

 

Bridge String Spacing2" (52mm)
Hardware Finish / PlatingNickel Plated
BridgeTonePros NVR2 Locking Tune-O-Matic
TailpieceStopbar Tailpiece - Nickel
Nut MaterialBone
Tuning MachinesGrover® Sta-Tite™ Open-Gear 18:1
Strap ButtonsVintage Style
PickguardBluesBird Black with Gold Chevron Logo

Electronics

 

Bridge PickupSeymour Duncan USA JB SH-4 with nickel cover
Neck PickupSeymour Duncan USA 59 Neck SH-1 with nickel cover
Pickup Switch3-Way Toggle: 1. Bridge Pickup - 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups - 3. Neck Pickup
ControlsNeck Volume & Tone, Bridge Volume & Tone, 3-way Toggle Pickup Switch

Other

 

StringsD'Addario EXL110 - Nickel Wound Regular Light (.010" - .046")
Included CaseCase Sold Separately
Upper Bout Width9 3/4" (248mm)
Lower Bout Width13 3/4" (350mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout1 1/2" (38mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout1 1/2" (38mm)
Body Length17 1/4" (438mm)
Overall Length39 1/2" (1003mm)
Item #379-1801-806

Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.