Backup bassist, Frono and the Mod Squad
- May 3, 2007
- Reaction score
- Central Virginia, USA
- Guild Total
Mr. Moust: I just bought a 1978 x-175 blond with these exact knobs on it -- I began to wonder if they were original to my newly acquired guitar. I've never seen any of these on a Guild archtop. Could you help me on this? Thanks!
Thanks Ralf: Could be the same guitar -- just bought mine last week from a seller on Reverb in Des Moines Iowa. All the pics he sent me did not include the one you've posted. Same exact case candy with both guitars -- not surprising, I guess. Just looked spookily familiar. If the photo you posted is in fact of a different guitar than mine, then it's good visual documentation of what I'll call the "plain Jane" knobs. Thanks for your help!Was offered on ebay by a seller "loreto1000" in Waukesha, Wisconsin in Sept 2019.
Actually it is the same guitar indeed!Could be the same guitar
You are good at this -- quite the detective. As you have probably discovered the seller (Lawman's Guitars) did a refret on it. I don't really know anything about refretting a guitar, but if one has to adjust the truss rod I'd bet "Mr. Lawman" put the TR cover back on upside down. Thanks for pointing that out -- I think I can take care of that adjustment. I just discovered something else (that you may already know). Waukesha Wisconsin has a bedroom community/town named New Berlin. New Berlin was the headquarters of Faas Corporation (U.S. Music Corporation), owners of Guild from 1989-1995. Ironic. Thanks again.