Guild Newark Street A-150 Savoy - Sunburst

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Laminated Flame Maple Back and Sides, 3-pc Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 1 Single-coil Pickup - Antique Burst
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Vintage Jazzbox Tones

The Guild A-150 Savoy hollowbody electric guitar embodies the simplicity of classic "jazz box" guitars. Created from laminated flame maple back and sides with a solid, arched spruce top, the A-150 Savoy has the look and feel of a vintage instrument. And the tone is as warm and inviting as you'd expect, courtesy of a specially-voiced DeArmond 1000 floating pickup. White binding on the body and fretboard enhances the old-school look. For rich, vibrant, jazzy tones, it's hard to beat the value in the Guild A-150 Savoy hollowbody electric guitar.

Guild A-150 Savoy Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:

  • Based on a '50s classic

  • 3-piece neck for long-lasting playability
  • Rich tone from a custom-voiced DeArmond floating pickup
Based on a '50s classic

The A-150 Savoy is reminiscent of the late-'50s Guild orchestra model, a classic hollowbody electric guitar. Boasting a body made of laminated flame maple and solid spruce, and combined with a special DeArmond pickup, the A-150 Savoy is everything you'd expect from a vintage jazz box.

Rich tone from a custom-voiced DeArmond floating pickup

Popular from the '30s through the '60s, DeArmond pickups were a very popular choice for amplifying acoustic hollowbody guitars. The A-150 Savoy sports a custom-voiced DeArmond 1000 floating pickup in the neck position, and it's got the warm, smoky glow you've heard on countless jazz recordings.

3-piece neck for long-lasting playability

Multi-piece necks are stronger and more rigid than single-piece necks, resisting twisting and warping over the years. Treat it well, and you'll get a lifetime of exceptional playability from the Guild A-150 Savoy hollowbody.

Guild A-150 Savoy Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Vintage-voiced hollowbody electric guitar with custom-voiced pickup

  • DeArmond 1000 floating pickup gives you warm, smoky jazz tones
  • Exceptional tone and looks from laminated flame maple back/sides and solid arched spruce top
  • 3-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck for long-term playability
  • Grover Sta-Tite tuners give you excellent tuning stability
  • Hard case included
Take a trip back to '50s jazz with the Guild A-150 Savoy hollowbody!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape Singlecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Laminated flame maple
Top Material Solid Spruce
Color Antique Burst
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material 3-piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
Neck Shape Vintage Soft "U"
Radius 9.5"
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid blocks
Number of Frets 20
Nut Width 1.688"
Bridge/Tailpiece Compensated rosewood bridge with rosewood base
Tuners Grover Sta-Tite die-cast tuners
Number of Pickups 1
Neck Pickup DeArmond 1000 "Rhythm Chief" floating archtop single-coil pickup
Controls 1 x volume
Strings D'Addario ECG25 Chromes Flat Wound, Light, (.012-.052 Gauges)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 379-6000-837

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Guild 150 A-150 SB

Very nice hollow body guitar. Well done Guild! Looks great, sounds great, plays beautifully. Perfect set up from SW. Every guitar from them has been ready to play with no issues. Stephen Oppenheim has helped me purchase several guitars and he is very good at what he does. The 55 point evaluation, customer service, and Stephen make the SW value as far as I am concerned.
Music background: Plays Alot
5/5

Great choice for jazz

The guitar arrived well packed and the setup by Sweetwater was excellent. It comes with flat wound 12s. I thought I would be changing them because I have small hands but I'm pretty used to them now and they sound great. Ah, the sound. I have some nice laminated guitars for playing jazz including an ES-335 but the minute I heard the beautiful rich bass of this Guild I knew she was a keeper. The back and sides are laminated but the top is solid spruce, bookmatched. And the notes up the neck are so pure I find people listening more to my solos just for the sweet sound. The acoustic sound surprised me, loud and full like a much older archtop. The workmanship is pretty much flawless. If you think you want a jazz guitar this guitar is an excellent choice and I don't think it can be bettered without spending a lot more money.
Music background: Semi-pro
5/5

Guild A-150 Excellent

This guitar exceeded my expectations as it looks and sounds great. If you are looking for a great jazz sound I recommend it highly. Excellent finish, neck and fretwork. Have only good things to say about it. Exactly what I was looking for in an arch top hollow body jazz guitar.
Music background: Guitar Teacher and Author of teaching material
5/5

Great Sound & Incredible Value !

This guitar is above and beyond my quality expectations for the price range. The specs just don't give a hint at what beautiful tones the solid 1 pc Spruce top over laminated flame maple can produce.It arrived in perfect condition, already set up, and ready to play "as is" thanks to Sweetwaters pre shipping evaluation.(thanks S/W!).It is absolutely flawless, from the jumbo sized body made of fine tonewoods, to the rock solid 3 pc. neck that's just a shave bigger than a slim-taper.The "fit & finish" are both simply perfect, the fretwork superbly done with no fret ends to be felt anywhere.Playability is top shelf with an action height that is fantastically low for a 1 pc. saddled guitar.The appointments are equally nice, the jazz/blues voiced DeArmond Rythym Chief "monkey on a stick" pickup is clear and articulate, the rosewood bridge and saddle are correctly cut, and a spare un-notched saddle is included in the case.To my surprise, the string nut is cut to perfection as well.It comes in a (Canadian) TKL Hardshell Case, that is as nice as any I own.I highly recommend this guitar for anybody wanting an extremely good value in a guitar that's perfect for Jazz, Blues, and '50s "Rock & Roll" !
Music background: 39 yr player of various levels
4.5/5

True "Orchestra Guitar" sound.

Prior to the age of "noise", this is what a guitar was supposed to sound like. Warm lows, mellow highs - makes me happy I took lessons from the old school orchestra players. Plays like dream, sounds even better. A true winner from Guild.
Music background: Professional musician
See also: Hollowbodies, Guild, Guild Hollowbody Guitars