Hello Brian H.,I just picked up a great 1966 X-500. I have a quick question about the truss rod cover, mine has a GB on it, has anyone ever seen one of these?
Not totally your fault. Fender revised history when after missing the 60th anniversary they decided to claim Guild starting in 1953 instead of 1952. Their defense reasoning was it wasn't until 1953 that Guild shipped their first guitar!Thanks, Hans! I was relying on my memory for that reference... and my memory ain't quite what it used to be! :witless:
Once you get I think another post in, you'll move from moderated user to a regular user and then you can post pics.Thank you all for your replies! Hans, I did not know that you could personalize the shield back then, that explains it.
I think George Benson played some X-500’s back in the 60’s, I can only dream it was one of his!
I would like to post some photos but can figure out how, any suggestions?
Thanks for the Joe Pass photos!Yes, someone had replaced the tuners with Schallers.
Here is a pic of an old newspaper photos that was pasted to the inside of the case, pretty cool!
It's probably got an extra hole both above and below the Schallers, since they have the mounting tabs coming off to the side.Thanks for the Joe Pass photos!
You probably missd my earier question. Since your guitar has the Schaller M-6 tuning machines, I assume that the guitar originally had the DeLuxe Kolb tuners? Is there an extra screw hole just above the tuner?