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Thread: A quick tutorial on the X-170 please??

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    A quick tutorial on the X-170 please??

    Going to take a peek at one an hour or so away that I posted on the gbase-ebay etc section.

    I've always loved the looks of the Guild arch tops but don't know a darned thing about them.

    When I did play electric it was mostly solid body tele/strats..good knock offs etc.

    From what I've read, (limited), the X-170 is fairly versatile vs say the more jazz-centric models.

    I'd probably do some playing along w/Diana Krall, (shallow depth should be a plus there, no one will hear), or some rock a billy stuff.

    Anything in particular to watch out for??
    NH 2011 D-40 Standard, 2014 Orpheum 000-12 Fret SH Hog, 2010 F-412, 2010 F-512.

    Westerly: Songbird, JF-30-12, 1976 F-212, 1971 D-25 CH, 1982 D-70, F4CE, 1996 D-26

    Westerly Series OM-140 SB

    Ibanez V-302

    Madeira A-2...(don't laugh!)

    Most of the pain associated with my playing comes from having to listen to me. frono

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    X170: http://www.gad.net/Blog/2017/01/12/1994-guild-x-170/

    X170T: http://www.gad.net/Blog/2017/07/30/g...-mars-edition/

    X170 has a different bridge and thus a different sound than an X170T.

    X170 is thinner than a full-on jazz box, but thicker than a Starfire.

    Really, it’s a guitar. Try it and see if you like it. :)

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    X170: http://www.gad.net/Blog/2017/01/12/1994-guild-x-170/


    uh...think you could add a bit more detail!!

    Wow GAD! Thank you vey much.
    NH 2011 D-40 Standard, 2014 Orpheum 000-12 Fret SH Hog, 2010 F-412, 2010 F-512.

    Westerly: Songbird, JF-30-12, 1976 F-212, 1971 D-25 CH, 1982 D-70, F4CE, 1996 D-26

    Westerly Series OM-140 SB

    Ibanez V-302

    Madeira A-2...(don't laugh!)

    Most of the pain associated with my playing comes from having to listen to me. frono

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    My X-170 is one that I regret selling, well trading. Not that I don’t love my X-500, but the X-170 is a stellar guitar in its own right. And a little more comfortable due to its thinner body.
    Chris

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    56 A-50, '57 CE-100, ‘58 A-350, '60 X-150, ‘60 SF II, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80, '82 S-275, ‘87 Nightbird I, '88 Detonator, ‘92 F-15ce, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, ‘14 NS Aristocrat, '16 NS T-bird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 T-bass, ‘66 Thunder T1-12, '69 T-star, ‘93 Sequoia,
    ‘68 Bari Uke

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    Quote Originally Posted by beecee View Post
    X170: http://www.gad.net/Blog/2017/01/12/1994-guild-x-170/


    uh...think you could add a bit more detail!!

    Wow GAD! Thank you vey much.
    I like detail. :)

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    The X-170 is a little thicker than a thinline like a Starfire III or a Duane Eddy model. But it is closer to a thinline than a full size model like an X-175 or X-500. It has a laminate Maple top rather than a laminated spruce top like the other archtops (other than the Starfire models). With any arch-top guitar you should check the neck joint to see if it needs to be reset. These were available with a B2 Guildsby but a former Westerly worker said that the Guildsbyfied models had a different neck angle. If you were planning to add a Bigsby and you have a heavy attack, you may be better served with a tension bar. I have added a regular B2 to mine and it is fine but I do not have a heavy attack. You will have to make adjustments if you want to change the bridge as there is not a lot of room.

    Having said all that, these are absolutely fantastic guitars. You will not regret getting it.

    Here's a picture of mine:

    Don

    Guild X-170-T
    Guild Starfire V
    G&L ASAT Deluxe Semi-Hollow
    Gretsch 6119-1962HT Tennessee Rose
    Gretsch 6120 DC
    Gretsch 5422-12
    Fender American Standard Stratocaster
    Fender '90s Custom Telecaster

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    I absolutely love my blond X-170. Zero regrets.

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    If you're still looking for info, you might want to read my thoughts here:

    http://letstalkguild.com/ltg/showthr...ht=tale+guilds
    Guild X-170
    Guild X-700
    Guild Nightbird GG
    a few other guitars :>)

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