S-250

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Although I don't like the pup switch placement - I know I would hit that strumming! - I always liked the look of that model. Looks great in cherry!

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I have the S-275 version. (I forget the difference between the two.) Great guitar.
 

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I have the S-275 version. (I forget the difference between the two.) Great guitar.
S-250 = Chrome Hardware

S-275 = Gold Hardware

(I hope that's correct!)

As to the guitar posted, holy crap is that in nice shape! It looks brand new!

I would love to replace the one I have with this one!

(Maybe I'll just make GAD and offer after he reviews it!)
 

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S-250 = Chrome Hardware

S-275 = Gold Hardware

(I hope that's correct!)

As to the guitar posted, holy crap is that in nice shape! It looks brand new!

I would love to replace the one I have with this one!

(Maybe I'll just make GAD and offer after he reviews it!)
At the rate I'm going that would take ten years!

I like the guitar enough but I think the price is too high.
 

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Do they normally have a maple top? That one is all mahogany, which is nice, but seems unusual.
 

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Kinda Stratty, minus the contours. The body also reminds me of the Rickenbacker El Dorado I once owned.

-Dave-
 

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Do they normally have a maple top? That one is all mahogany, which is nice, but seems unusual.
You got my curiosity up.
'83 electric catalog specs 'em with maple tops, sure enough, and shows Candy Apple Red as a standard S250 color:
https://www.gad.net/Blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Guild-1983-Electric-Guitar-Catalog.pdf

Gold vs Chrome seems to be the definitive diff as Grot mentioned, and of course as we're becoming ever more aware when it comes to Guild, off-spec builds were just par for the course.
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You got my curiosity up.
'83 electric catalog specs 'em with maple tops, sure enough, and shows Candy Apple Red as a standard S250 color:
https://www.gad.net/Blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Guild-1983-Electric-Guitar-Catalog.pdf

Gold vs Chrome seems to be the definitive diff as Grot mentioned, and of course as we're becoming ever more aware when it comes to Guild, off-spec builds were just par for the course.
:smile:
And, on page 8 of that catalog there is what looks like an S250 in a black-brown sunburst (a color not listed as an option) that also looks to have a mahogany top.

I have an '83 S-25 with a solid hog body, no binding anywhere, but it just seemed like all of the guitars in that family with body binding also had a maple top. There's always something new.
 

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And, on page 8 of that catalog there is what looks like an S250 in a black-brown sunburst (a color not listed as an option) that also looks to have a mahogany top.
Yes the TRC does indeed say S-250 and for that matter there's that Metallic Blue/Catalina Blue also not listed as a standard color (and recently discussed here) in the center of that trio!
Classic example of the pics contradicting the text.
:glee:



I have an '83 S-25 with a solid hog body, no binding anywhere, but it just seemed like all of the guitars in that family with body binding also had a maple top. There's always something new.
Every week I become more and more convinced:
If they could build a one-off, they did.
As many of 'em as possible.
:highly_amused:
 

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That guitar has a couple of features not featured in the catalogs. Grover vs. Guild tuners, Guild knobs on a S-250 vs. speed knobs, SD-pickups instead of XR-7 (replaced?), hog vs. maple top. Interesting!
The S/N should a 1984 made one, not 1983.
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Maybe in body appearance, certainly not tone-wise. XR-7 buckers.
The El Dorado's pickups are weird, at least for Rickenbacker. Single coil but using a passive noise reduction circuit. So they're quiet but also kinda dark and IMO lacking character. That and the heavy body guaranteed a short stay in my guitar stable. :)

-Dave-
 
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