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Details about  GUILD X-79 EXPLORER STYLE METAL FLAKE HOLOGRAM GUITAR - SUPER RARE VINTAGE

GUILD X-79 EXPLORER STYLE METAL FLAKE HOLOGRAM GUITAR - SUPER RARE VINTAGE See original listing
GUILD-X-79-EXPLORER-STYLE-METAL-FLAKE-HOLOGRAM-GUITAR-SUPER-RARE-VINTAGE
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Item condition:
Used
Ended:
24 Apr, 2012 17:41:31 BST
Starting bid:
£595.00
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£25.00 Standard Delivery | See details
Item location:
Gateshead, United Kingdom

Description

eBay item number:
290698301749
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Item specifics

Condition:

Used

Type:

Electric Guitar

Right-/ Left-Handed:

Right-Handed

Size:

4/4

No. of Strings:

6 string

Brand:

Guild

Guild X-79 electric solid body guitar, very rare vintage Guild in hologram black sparkle! Metal flake!

I’m selling a few of my personal guitars to create space.

Here is a real genuine rarity – a Guild USA-made vintage X-79 guitar in a very rare finish. These guitars were prototyped in 1979 and sold into the early 1980s, but, crucially, lacked a whammy bar, so didn’t prove popular during the Van Halen era. They are fantastic USA made vintage Guilds though, so they play and sound amazing! They look like nothing else, and I understand there were only a couple of dozen made in this finish, maximum. Less than 200 in all colours in total!

This one is in used but very good condition, here is a rundown of features;

Two powerful humbuckers with excellent tone. Original Guild hardware everywhere (except possibly the strap buttons), including the knobs, although these are a little loose on the pots. There are wear marks on the guard from a pick, and the guitar has obviously been played and enjoyed, but there are no alterations. I think the body and neck are mahogany, and the board is ebony.

The finish is a thick sparkle metal flake finish, predominantly black, with multi-coloured hologram flakes in it, and is completely original. It has never been refinished (virtually impossible anyway), although there is minor crazing behind the nut and elsewhere, which is not really noticeable but I will detail this as I know about it;

The guitar at some point has been set down carelessly and this made the finish craze and separate a little behind the nut. This small area of finish has been expertly repaired and restored by an experienced guitar maker for me and is now almost invisible. The finish was stabilized and filled in with a small amount of clear nitro or similar, then polished out. I was assured that the headstock/neck had merely flexed under pressure and this slightly cracked the thick finish. No wood was ever cracked or broken! This was professionally checked out, and is really difficult to see at all, now that it has been dealt with. There are also crazes around the neck joint (always been there) and a couple of others and a gap for the serial number, just the nature of this kind of finish. Metal flake is a really thick paint covered in thick lacquer to give it a shine, and it does craze. More pictures available to your email address.

Overall weight is quite light, and the guitar feels great. The frets were polished recently. It looks amazing, (nobody else in town will have one), and sounds really strong. You can’t beat an old Guild! A proper OTT USA guitar from the days of mental metal flake tight pants rock! Comes in a non-original hard case. Shipping at cost. Have it picked up, or collect it if you want to save money.

Please ask any questions before bidding. Have a good look at the pictures. Available to view in Gateshead/Newcastle before bidding. I’ve been selling guitars since the mid 1970s and I know my guitars very well. This is exactly as described. No zero or negative bidders, postage at cost – all funds must clear before shipping! Good luck!

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