Guild M-85 Bass Black

Brand: Guild
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Stock Id: GUILD-M85BK

Guild M-85 Bass Black

Brand: Guild
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Stock Id: GUILD-M85BK

Chambered. The companion to Guild’s M-75 Aristocrat guitar, the M-85 Bass boasts authentic mid-’60s style with a compact semi-hollow body and big Guild BiSonic bass pickup that together create the sonic boom of an instrument twice its size.  The single-cutaway body measures 2 3/4″ deep and a mere 13 1/2″ across the lower bout, with an arched spruce top and maple back and sides. The body also features elegant ivory white body binding, black/white purfling, partial center-block bracing and dual finger rests. This distinctive bass also features a 30 3/4″ scale length, bound three-piece mahogany neck with a vintage-style “soft U” profile, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with 12″ radius and pearloid dot inlays, volume and tone controls, combo bridge/tailpiece with rosewood saddles, Grover tuning machines, nickel hardware and cool Jet Black gloss finish. Includes plush-lined hard-shell case.

Features

  • Body Back: Solid Mahogany
  • Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Body Top: Arched Laminated Spruce
  • Bridge Pickup: Franz P90 Soapbar
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case Included
  • Neck Pickup: Franz P90 Soapbar
  • Style: Chambered Hollow Body with Braced Top Electric Guitar

Guild Newark St Collection – Chambered Hollow Body – M-75 Aristocrat

Body:

Body Construction Chambered with Braced Top
Body Top Arched Laminated Spruce
Body Back Solid Mahogany
Body Sides Laminated Mahogany
Body Shape Guild® M-75
Bracing Parallel Tone Bars
Finish Gloss Polyurethane, Black
Body Depth Upper Bout 2.1″ (53 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 2.1″ (53 mm)
Body Length 17.25″ (438 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout 13.75″ (350 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout 9.5″ (241 mm)
Overall Guitar Length 40″ (1016mm)
Body Binding Ivory
Purfling Black/Ivory White (Top Only)

Neck:

Neck Material 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/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 1-Ply Ivory White
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 9 1/2″ (240 mm)
Fingerboard Inlays Pearloid Block
# of Frets 22
Fret Size Jumbo
Tuning Machines Grover Sta-Tite Open-Gear 14:1
Hardware Finish/Plating Gold-Plated (ATB & Black finishes), Nickel-Plated (Gold finish)
Truss Rod Dual-Action Head Adjust, Hex
Truss Rod Wrench Yes

Features:

Bridge Tune-O-Matic with Pinned Cups
Strings D’Addario® EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock, (.011-.049 Gauges)
Case or Gig Bag Deluxe Hardshell
Bridge Pickup Franz P90 Soapbar
Neck Pickup Franz P90 Soapbar
Pickup Configuration SS
Pickup Switches 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Control Knobs Clear Amber Volume & Tone
Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Included Accessories Plush Lined Hardshell Case; Truss Rod Hex Wrench
Strap Buttons Vintage-Style
Pickguard Opaque Plexi Pickguard with Guild® Logo
Item Number GUILD-M75BK

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

The Guild Franz P90 Soapbar single coil pickups have been offered in many electric guitars throughout Guild’s history. Originally known as “Frequency-Tested” pickups in their early years, these P90-style gems were first manufactured by the Franz company in New York. The Franz P90 is a faithful reproduction offering the classic tone profile of the original. The alnico 5 magnets and wide bobbin platform produce a detailed, crisp tone with plenty of output and sustain, creating a vintage voice suitable for any style. Also available as a top-mounted Dog Ear version for archtop guitars.