Guild M-75 Aristocrat - Sunburst

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Laminated Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, 3-pc Mahogany/Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Sunburst
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A Classic 1950s Guild Returns

Simply put, the Guild M-75 Aristocrat hollowbody electric guitar sounds huge. Part of Guild's Newark Street Series, the M-75 Aristocrat is based on a classic Guild model from the '50s. Its carefully crafted mahogany body is topped with arched laminated spruce, a combination that gives the M-75 a beefy, resonant voice. A pair of special single-coil pickups are ready to inject vintage vibe into your favorite amplifier. Individual volume and tone controls give you a ton of sound-sculpting potential with the Guild M-75 Aristocrat.

Guild M-75 Aristocrat Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Based on a classic 1950s Guild hollowbody
  • 3-piece neck for long-lasting playability
  • Rich tone from a pair of single-coil pickups
Based on a classic 1950s Guild hollowbody

The M-75 Aristocrat is based on the Guild Aristrocrat guitar from the '50s. Boasting a body made of mahogany with an arched laminated spruce top and combined with a special pair of single-coil pickups, the M-75 Aristocrat is everything you'd expect from a '50s original.

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 M-75 Aristocrat guitar.

Rich tone from a pair of single-coil pickups

Plug into your amp, and the Guild M-75 Aristocrat will reward you with a wide range of classic tones. Armed with a pair of single-coil pickups, the M-75 Aristocrat is sonically flexible thanks to individual volume and tone controls for each pickup.

Guild M-75 Aristocrat Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Vintage-voiced hollowbody electric guitar with custom-voiced pickups
  • 2 Guild SB-1F single-coil pickups serve up vintage tone
  • Exceptional tone and looks from mahogany back/sides and laminated arched spruce top
  • 3-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck for long-term playability
  • Grover Sta-Tite tuners give you excellent tuning stability
  • Hardshell case included
Take a trip back to '50s with the Guild M-75 Aristocrat hollowbody!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Chambered with braced top
Body Shape Singlecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Solid Mahogany back, laminate sides
Top Material Arched Laminated 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 22
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Pinned tune-o-matic bridge with Guild harp tailpiece
Tuners Grover Sta-Tite die-cast tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Guild Franz P90 Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Guild Franz P90 Single-coil
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings D'Addario EXL115, (.011-.049)
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 379-3000-837

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Awesome, and light, too!

I've been moving towards lighter guitars due to some shoulder/arm pain issues. I was looking for a smaller bodied guitar that could be comfortable for long periods of play and capable of covering some busy garage/indie pop as well as fit in during some mild jazz(-ish) or blues at wine/cheese/wedding events. This one seems to fit perfectly. It's capable of nearly anything except super high volume/gain. It's actually more stable in those situations than any of my other hollow bodies (ES-330, 90's Guild Starfire II, T400), but that's not its strong suit. The pickups on this are somewhere between a bright P90 and an airy mini-humbucker. I go back and forth with P90's. Usually "forth" because of the mid-range--except for some lower wind models out there. I'm also at a point where I'm not into full-sized humbuckers for similar reasons. Lately, I'll take a proper Firebird or mini-hum pickup, even more a Tele, Jazzmaster to them. The point being that this M-75 fits nicely into the tonal spectrum I prefer. I think it offers something different but appealing to whatever preferences the player might have. It's pretty "sparkly", smooth and round, but it gains up nicely to a point. I do love the tone of this thing with fuzzface, though... The neck is a comfortable, general "slim". My favorite necks are Fender's "soft V" and Gibson's '59 neck and few of the flatter 60's Slim taper I've played. This one is a little smaller than that, but it's close to something between Fender's modern "C" and the 60's Slim. The fit and finish seems perfect. It's a hollow guitar, so it feels a somewhat delicate compared to a plank. They also started pinning the bridges on these recently--which was another selling point for me. I have an aggressive right had at times; a floating bridge never gets along with me. I usually pin my bridges, and they saved me the trouble this time. My only concerns: 1) Pickup adjustments. Because they are nearly the same output, the neck sounds louder, certainly a little "bigger" than the bridge. So, the bridge pickup could come get a little closer to the strings and/or the neck go down. Unfortunately, the adjustment screws only seem to pull the pickups down (they don't spring back). To compound this, the neck pickup adjustment seems to already be bottomed out--needs to be lower. This will probably entail removing the pickups, adding/removing some springs or foam, and drilling? Hopefully, no routing will be required. I plan on having this guitar for while, I've dealt with this before (often on more expensive instruments), and I do my own work. So, it's not a major problem for me. 2) I'm a tinkerer. There's no way to access the electronics except maybe through the pickup cavities? If I ever want to upgrade/change anything this could be an issue. After having to deal with Gretschs and other guitars that are "f-hole" access only over the years, this isn't too serious. Plus, there's nothing tonally that needs to be addressed with this guitar. 3) While the Aristocrat has no finishing or apparent build issues The top feels thin. I assume it's braced properly. If it's built anywhere near the old ones, this will never be an issue. Though,
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See also: Hollowbodies, Guild, Guild Hollowbody Guitars