NS X-175 discontinued

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Blonde with Bigsby is still available (as is the X-175 Special with Dynas and Bigsby)


 

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Yep. And there are a couple of new limited finishes on the way for the X175 Special - Gold, green, and some sort of metallic grey.
Here's some screenshots from Thomann.

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Cool, thanks for posting! They all look like they have a satin finish like the current Malibu Blue X-175 Special.
 

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I kind of like the gray.

I feel like they took the long way around and arrived back at the Gretsch Electromatics from the early 00s.

Import hollowbodies with licensed Bigsbys, underpowered Dyna/DeArmonds (in the wrong place) and fancy colors.
 
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I think it was deleted about two years ago. My duo partner has the sunburst NS X-175. He gets fat rhythm tones out of it strung with half rounds. The rosewood bridge makes it a different animal from my X-175b with the tune-o-matic.
 

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kind of like the gray.

I feel like they took the long way around and arrived back at the Gretsch Electromatics from the early 00s.

Import hollowbodies with licensed Bigsbys, underpowered Dyna/DeArmonds (in the wrong place) and fancy colors.
That sounds a bit " negative" while I think they are still great guitars , certainly for their price tag ;-)
But I understand your remark about tve colours.
 
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Yep. And there are a couple of new limited finishes on the way for the X175 Special - Gold, green, and some sort of metallic grey.
Interesting names they gave to the 3 colors... "Gold Coast", "Fjord Green" and "Canyon Dusk".
I like that "Fjord Green" but also the "Canyon Dusk":

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And yes, all 3 are in inventory at Thomann in Europe.

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I'm with @Walter Broes that Gold Coast would be a slam dunk pick, but only if it had a gloss finish and not the currently offered satin finish.

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Did they always have bound f holes? I know the vintage ones don't.
Only the X-175 Specials (with Dynasonics) have bound F-holes (though it may be faux binding).
See GAD's review:
"At first sight the guitar seems quite luxurious with its bound f-holes, but I realized that they look kind of strange. Some macro photography showed me that the f-holes are not bound at all! Looking at a bunch of the photos, I noticed that it seem the white that’s showing on the rim of the f-holes is actually some sort of base-coat and it looks like the edge of the wood was taped off while the blue finish was sprayed.
Indeed, looking at the previous photo of the screw holes for the pickups, it looks like there is a white undercoat evident there as well. I think this is a clever way to get the bound f-hole look of a high-end guitar without the skill and labor necessary to accomplish such an upgrade, but given the finish’s possible proclivity for flaking, I fear that the f-holes may end up with some ugly wear patterns over time. Again I need to point out that this is pure speculation and the only place I found issues was where screw holes had been drilled through the finish.
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Well, I've seen the Golden Manhattan Special in real life. It looks certainly very nice. I prefer it over the blue one. Strange that Guild does not mention it on the Website though.

Now if Guild only made an Aristocrat with these pickups ;-)
 
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