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    2015 Guild S100

    01-18-2016, 08:23 PM

    The neck is a bit wider (1 11/16″ (43 mm) than my 70`s Guilds but still very comfortable. I asked the seller to loosen the strings before packing and when I tuned it up the action/set up was great out of the box. Medium action with no fret buzz. The machine heads work great and it stays in tune very well.
    Like the early 70's S100's the neck angle is parallel to the body and the tailpiece is positioned further back.

    Now, onto the full size HB1 repros. They`ve done a great job with these, the sound is very similar to the 70`s HB1`s but I think these repros have a little more mids and bass with a bit less high end sparkle, but not much. There is still that super clarity that you expect from HB1`s.
    This guitar sounds so good that I didn`t even miss the phase switch.

    This is the first brand new guitar that I`ve owned and any reservations that I had about owning a Korean made guitar have been put to rest. The build and finish are exceptional, but most importantly, the sound and playability is up there with my other U.S made Guilds.









    Last edited by hagmeat; 05-26-2016 at 11:35 PM.

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    And it's in black! Nice.
    1975 Guild S-100
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    1998 Guild D-30AB
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    2000 Guild X-170T
    2000 Guild Blues 90
    2000 Gibson Les Paul Studio
    2008 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
    2011 Fender 52 American Vintage Re-Issue Telecaster
    2012 Paul Reed Smith "Stripped" 58
    2013 Gibson Elliot Easton "Tikibird" Firebird
    2014 Fender 65 American Vintage Re-Issue Jazzmaster
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Standard Gold Top
    2016 Guild S-100
    2016 Fender Precision Bass

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    Glad to hear that Guild got the S-100 right!
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    Love the black! Nice!

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    Nice! Noticed the US style TRC! And the original US style toggle switch knob! Looks way more original that way!
    Ralf

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    Nice! Noticed the US style TRC! And the original US style toggle switch knob! Looks way more original that way!
    Ralf
    Thanks for pointing that out! I may have to add one to my S-100 stable.
    1975 Guild S-100
    1996 Guild S-100
    1998 Guild D-30AB
    1999 Guild S-100
    2000 Guild X-170T
    2000 Guild Blues 90
    2000 Gibson Les Paul Studio
    2008 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
    2011 Fender 52 American Vintage Re-Issue Telecaster
    2012 Paul Reed Smith "Stripped" 58
    2013 Gibson Elliot Easton "Tikibird" Firebird
    2014 Fender 65 American Vintage Re-Issue Jazzmaster
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Standard Gold Top
    2016 Guild S-100
    2016 Fender Precision Bass

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    Nice! Noticed the US style TRC! And the original US style toggle switch knob! Looks way more original that way!
    Ralf
    Thanks Ralf. The yellow switch tip was unacceptable (hahaha) and that stock TRC made the headstock look too busy.
    I think it looks more authentic this way too. Anyway, I've been playing it nearly everyday.
    I got a good deal from Sam Ash and I'm very happy with this purchase.
    Last edited by hagmeat; 02-06-2016 at 09:21 AM.

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    Whoa - the new ones have 1 11/16" necks?

    I have a feeling that's going to cost me money...
    1970s: [ S70 ]
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    1980s: [ X82 | Detonator | Liberator Elite | 2x Nightbirds ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SB602F | SF IV | SF V | BB | NB I | NB Dlx ]
    2000s: [ SF IV | BB-90 ]
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Whoa - the new ones have 1 11/16" necks?

    I have a feeling that's going to cost me money...
    They are definitely great value for money. I noticed that mine weighs a little bit more than my S100C and S90 but hardly noticable when I'm playing.

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    Awesome! Black _\m/
    Where did you get it from hagmeat? Can't seem to find any dealers down here in Oz.

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