Guild X-175 Manhattan - Sunburst

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Laminated Maple Back/Sides, Laminated Spruce Top, 3-pc Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, 2 x Single-coil Pickups, and Hard Case - Antique Burst
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A Classic Guild Hollowbody Returns

The Guild X-175 Manhattan hollowbody electric guitar is a great representation of Guild's reputation for quality and value. This vintage-voiced jazz box is primed for rich tone with a laminated maple body, topped with arched laminated spruce for enhanced clarity and detail. And the X-175 Manhattan is equipped to make your amplifier sing with a pair of special single-coil pickups and versatile controls to help you fine-tune your sound. When you need access to a wide range of hollowbody tones, it's hard to beat the value in the Guild X-175 Manhattan.

Guild X-175 Manhattan Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Based on a classic Guild hollowbody
  • 3-piece neck for long-lasting playability
  • Rich tone from a pair of single-coil pickups
Based on a classic Guild hollowbody

The X-175 Manhattan is based on the Guild Manhattan guitar from the '50s and '60s. Boasting a body made of laminated maple with a laminated spruce top, and combined with a special pair of single-coil pickups, the X-175 Manhattan is everything you'd expect from a vintage jazz box.

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 X-175 Manhattan hollowbody.

Rich tone from a pair of single-coil pickups

Plug into your amp, and the Guild X-175 Manhattan will reward you with a wide range of classic tones. Armed with a pair of single-coil pickups, the X-175 Manhattan is sonically flexible thanks to individual volume and tone controls for each pickup.

Guild X-175 Manhattan Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Vintage-voiced hollowbody electric guitar with custom-voiced pickups
  • Two Guild DE-1F single-coil pickups serve up warm, smoky jazz tones
  • Exceptional tone and looks from laminated maple 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
  • Hard case included
Take a trip back to '50s jazz with the Guild X-175 Manhattan 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 Maple
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 20
Nut Width 1.688"
Bridge/Tailpiece Compensated rosewood bridge with rosewood base
Tuners Grover Sta-Tite die-cast tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup DE-1F single-coil
Bridge Pickup DE-1F single-coil
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock, (.011-.049 Gauges)
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 379-5000-837

Customer Reviews

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Great Player

This is the second guitar I've purchased from the Newark Street collection and i must say I'm impressed. The attention to detail is amazing . Guild really hit it out of the park with this one. The p-90s are perfect warm and clear but when hit with a little over drive they really sing. If you're looking for a rockabilly, vintage blues or jazz box this thing fills the void perfectly!
Music background: Playing since 1993

Great guitar

This is my first hollow body guitar - I've played a good number over the years, but never was able to get one. I don't have a Guild dealer anywhere near me, nor do I have a guitar shop with a decent stock of HBs to try out. The one shop about 40 minutes from me only stocks Eastmans, which seem OK but I don't like the necks - too shallow for my taste. So, I've had this guitar for a few months now and I feel I can give an accurate review. I play in a duo where I was playing only acoustic guitar, but I've always wanted to add a HB to add a different texture to our performances. A few gigs in, and I'm loving the sound of the HB on about half our set - some blues, some indie folk, some alt-country. Fit and finish: excellent, and almost flawless. No issues with the finish, the large frets are dressed perfectly, no sharp fret ends, etc. Everything looks and feels great. The ONLY issue I have with this guitar is that it has a couple of buzzy frets high up on the neck - not an entire fret, just the 3rd string at the 12th fret and the 4th string at the 14th - not unplayable, but buzzy. I haven't had the guitar professionally set up yet, but I assume this issue can be fixed pretty easily. The neck is what I would call a moderate C - maybe similar to a modern Fender neck. I like a big neck, but even though this neck is smaller than I prefer, it's still very comfortable and I've grown to love it. I like the 9.5" radius and the larger frets. Great playability. The pickups sound fantastic - part of why I wanted this guitar was due to the single coils. It's very easy to get a great, clear, woody hollow body tone from this guitar. I don't go for a bassy, rolled-off jazz tone at all. The tone and volume between the three positions is now very balanced, after I adjusted the individual pole pieces on the pickups. The middle position sounds great, and the bridge pickup can easily give either a bright rockabilly tone, or takes to dirt pedals very well. I haven't tried it with any kind of high gain. We played some blues tunes at out last gig and for the heck of it I used my EH East River Drive on low gain into a reverb pedal, through a Tech 21 direct box into the PA and I was able to control my tone very well by varying how hard I was picking. It sounded fantastic and was a joy to play. Other than the two buzzy locations on the neck (which I can deal with) this guitar is amazing. It's so much fun to play and the tone I get is everything I wanted. I put .12 flatwounds on it. This is my first guitar with a floating bridge, and frankly I didn't have any issues getting the intonation right.
Music background: Gigging musician for many years

Great tool for my shows

This guitar more than filled my need for a second guitar. It allows me to switch styles of song with little or no set up.
Music background: Pro Musician
See also: Hollowbodies, Guild, Guild Hollowbody Guitars