Guild T-50 Slim - Antique Burst

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Laminated Maple Top, Back, and Sides, 2-pc Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 1 Single-coil Pickup - Antique Burst
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Vintage Vibe and Verve from Guild

Guild brings back a classic with the T-50 Slim thinline hollowbody guitar. The only non-cutaway body design in the Newark St. Collection, the thinline T-50 features arched maple back, sides, and top, all dressed in a cool sunburst finish that's drenched in vintage details that complete the classic vibe. Guitarists at Sweetwater love the honest-to-goodness vintage tone you get from the T-50 Slim's thin 1.9" body depth combined with an SB1-F single-coil pickup - it's not just classic Guild tone, it's the signature sound of a mid-1960s T-50.

Guild T-50 Slim Thinline Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Based on a classic Guild hollowbody
  • Thinline semi-hollowbody for comfortable playing and rich tone
  • 3-piece neck for long-lasting playability
Based on a classic Guild hollowbody

Based on the mid-1960s model, the T-50 Slim hollowbody packs all the mojo that made the original such a popular guitar during the rock revolution. A low-output single-coil dog-eared SB1-F pickup works well with any amp - solid state or tube, new or vintage. The mere 1.9" deep thinline body design gives you great vintage tone that is as ready for rock as it is for country or blues.

Thinline hollowbody for comfortable playing and rich tone

Try as you may, you just can't get the same vibrant, overtone-rich sound of a hollowbody with a traditional solidbody. But instead of giving you a bulky instrument, Guild gave the T-50 Slim a thinline body style that gives you the woody warmth of a hollow instrument plus comfortable playability.

2-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. The mahogany neck's soft u shape gives you vintage feel and comfortable playability. Treat it well, and you'll get a lifetime of exceptional playability from the Guild T-50 Slim hollowbody.

Guild T-50 Slim Thinline Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Non-cutaway hollowbody guitar with arched all-maple body based on a mid-1960s T-50 model
  • 1.9" body depth is primed for amplification
  • Classic Guild harp tailpiece looks cool and keeps your tuning stable
  • Iconic center-raised headstock and ivory binding round out vintage appointments
  • Low-output SB1-F single-coil dog-eared pickup has a warm, versatile sound
  • Vintage playing feel from the soft u-shaped neck
  • Hardshell case included
Vintage tone and vibe with Guild's T-50 Slim hollowbody guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape T-50
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Maple
Top Material Maple
Color Antique Burst
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material 2-piece Mahogany
Neck Shape Vintage Soft U
Radius 9.45"
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Aged Pearloid blocks
Number of Frets 20
Nut Width 1.688"
Bridge/Tailpiece Guild Tune-O-Matic with rosewood base
Tuners Grover Sta-Tite die-cast tuners
Number of Pickups 1
Neck Pickup DE-1F
Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
Strings D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock, (.011-.049 Gauges)
Case Included TKL Deluxe Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 379-7500-837

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Guild T-50

Very good guitar, I looked at other Gibson Es 120s and Es 125 to replace an ES 120 I had sold. the price was sky high and condition in a lot would need some work. This model is like a modern ES 125. Great sounding, especially electronically, the single coil pick up in the 120 and the P-90 in the 125 did not blend as well, a touch harsh and then the hum too, Guild T-50 is quiet clean, notes blend real nice in a chord, and yet when you play individual notes/strings you get a good tone that stands out. Very responsive. Acoustically it probably won't compare with those 60 year old models but still has a very good tone, I'm sure this will age nicely. Louder than you might think for a thin line due to the hollow body, Great neck, frets. Good hard shell case. I was hesitant to get an import, the turning point was a good reference from an Albuquerque guitar repair I've known for years. Thanks to the Sweetwater staff, very good service it is a real good find,
Music background: Steady part time gigging player


I have to admit, I had my reservations. Would this guitar be as nice as say an ES335? For the money an astounding YES. Fit and finish are super nice. It may be the nicest playing guitar that I have ever played. Better than my Les Paul? Yes, better than my Les Paul. I was hoping that I would get the tone that the blonde dude in the video below was getting but I haven't achieved that yet, but it does have a nice acoustic tone when cleaned up. Light? 5bs 10oz. I think the case is heavier. It has a low output pickup that I thought at first that I would not like, but it tames the OCD nicely for the type of music that I play. Me likey. Thanks of course goes out to Delvin Wolfe for helping me choose this guitar. I think he thought I was nuts on why I was getting this one but in the end it does exactly what I want. EXACTLY. Delvin's recommendation was exactly what I needed to pull the trigger on this one. It may be my new favorite guitar.
Music background: 15yrs. worship guitarist, bands

Great Job Guild-Great Job Sweetwater

I absolutely love this guitar. First... it's stunning to look at. The finish and appointments are great. Because of the size and shape it is incredible comfortable for me to play. And at less that 6 pounds, it's as light as a feather. (an important factor when you get to be my age...) The single P-90 give me just the sound I want. I play mostly rhythm and like to play with very little effects. I get the warm full sound I want. However, if you'd like a bit different sound... The P-90 is capable of dialing in a variety of sound. And put it all in a high quality hard shell case. Congrats Guild... You've done it again. Also a big Thanks to Tom and the rest of the staff at Sweetwater. They go way above and beyond when it comes to taking care of their customers.
Music background: Working Musician

Know what you want

I've waited 6 or so weeks before I wrote this review as I wanted to experience the T-50 for awhile. Obviously, if you're reading this you're interested in this guitar and you have an idea what you're looking for. This is NOT a guitar for shredders, metal, hard rockers, etc. It's light and it will be in splinters if you bang on it like that. I'm guessing you're not looking for that. For me, it came down between the Guild and the Epiphone Masterbilt Century Deluxe series. I have an American Strat, vintage Gibson SG, and Takamine acoustic so I was looking for an electric hollow body, bluesy, jazzy, vintage looking guitar. As a kid in the 60's I always thought Guild was a good guitar with solid reputation. I remember Dave Davies of the Kinks playing one on TV. I like their history and I still believe they make a great guitar (they seem be leaning in the acoustic Westerly way) but offer many models of guitars. So to compliment my guitar "collection, if you will" I was looking for an old fashion, vintage looking arch top, hollow body. I play mostly clean blues and pop rock (Beatles, etc.). Ah, also, I'm married so I have a budget @#!!##$ that I wanted to stay under. I didn't want to spend more than $1200. You know, if you have unlimited $$ than I'm sure there are other guitars you might want to look at. I didn't look. So it was between the Epi and the Guild. I live between Providence RI and Boston. I called every guitar store within a 50 mile radius (including those cities) but couldn't find either guitar in stock, as I wanted to get my hands on one. I could read the specs and see the beautiful pics but needed to know how the fingerboard and frets would feel. No luck finding one. I spoke with Sweetwater (btw; they're the best). Bret explained if I wasn't satisfied I could send it back. So I went with the Guild for the following reasons: I love the look of it. I got the f holes, sunburst. It has that nostalgic, vintage look I wanted. Not too much hardware on it , i.e. bigsby, 2 pickups, control knobs. I liked the single pick up, the 2 control knobs (tone & volume) btw/ you get a lot of tone variation with the tone knob. I didn't really care for the hideaway knobs on the Epi. Also, the Guild has a better looking tailpiece for my eye. The "slim" body also was something I like. I guess you lose some volume as a result but I use it amplified mostly (not always) and so the lighter, smaller design worked for me. It's very light. I also liked the headstock, even thought the Epi is very ornate, it seemed a little over the top for me. I read all I could and watched all the videos on both guitars. Sweetwater is great, so I took a chance and ordered without being able to play one. I ordered on Tuesday it was here on Thursday (from Indiana to Massachusetts) with a small bag of candy. So the neck. It was / is great. It has a C neck ( I think) with a 9.5 radius. So it feels very much like my fender strat, that is thin and curved. I was afraid (as acoustics can be) it would be fat and flat. It isn't. It's more electric than acoustic in that regard. Great for that orchestra type rhythm strumming style. The finish work is beautiful (Sweetwater's pictures are of the actual guitar and very detailed). No complaints. Well maybe, it's so gloss it almost looks plastic, but it's maple laminate. So any complaints? You have to treat these arch tops like a lady. I don't pound it as much as I finesse it. Bluesy, jazzy stuff if great. The strings are breaking in and it's staying in tune better than the first several weeks. Nice case (Epi's case looks nicer). Oh about the Epi, I can't say as I didn't buy it. I'm sure it's great. I wish I could have both. It probably has a louder, fuller tone unplugged as it's bigger and I think Epi makes a good product. Where Gibson owns Epi, Fender owns Guild (as least, I think they still do). So I'm very happy. Sweetwater gave me a great price and have always match or bettered any other price I've come to them with. I love the guitar. Good luck. Make sure you know what you want to do with the guitar before buying. Good luck. You can't go wrong with Sweetwater.
Music background: Intermdiate, blues, rock, rhythm

guild t-50 slim

my wife gave me the Guild T-50 Slim for 2016 Christmas and it is an excellent guitar. I fell the build quality is far better than my Gibson ES- 339 Studio she had given me for 2015 Christmas (i do have a wonderful wife!). the GuildT-50 plays beautifully right out of the box and has a broad range of sounds. i love the neck and there are no sharp frets. my Gibson went back and forth to the shop 3 times before i sent to custom guitar maker to finally get it playable. My Guild T-50 has no issues what so ever. My wife purchased the Guild T- 50 Slim from Sweetwater and she said they were very helpful and shipped right away. if you are looking for a fun guitar that is easy to play and sounds great I recommend the Guild T-50 Slim highly. you will not regret it!!
See also: Hollowbodies, Guild, Guild Hollowbody Guitars