Guild is pleased to announce the highly anticipated reintroduction of one of its most iconic, uniquely recognizable guitars: the S-200 T-Bird. This reissue is a replica of the original versions produced between 1964 and 1968, featuring an asymmetrical all mahogany body sure to catch the eye of the guitarist looking to blaze his or her own trail. However, this guitar’s appeal isn’t just about its looks – its unique controls create the widest array of tones offered on any Guild instrument, drawing on its dual Guild LB-1 Little Bucker pickups to achieve almost every conceivable color on the palette. The T-Bird features a vintage C shape set mahogany neck and bound fingerboard with pearloid block inlays. Other period-correct details include open gear vintage tuning machines, and famed asymmetrical headstock adorned with Guild’s logo and mother-of-pearl Thunderbird icon.
LB-1 humbuckers with versatile switching
The pair of LB-1 humbucking pickups onboard the S-200 T-Bird are replicas of the original pickups found on vintage versions of this guitar. These are popular pickups around Sweetwater for the way they boast a clear tone with plenty of punch for hard rock styles. And the S-200 T-Bird offers powerful switching options. You can run the pickups in full humbucking mode or engage a capacitor on the tone pots to get a clearer single-coil-type tone without the hum. This S-200 T-Bird is one of the most versatile electric guitars that Guild has ever offered.
Vintage-correct Hagstrom Tremar tremolo
Guild’s S-200 T-Bird is reviving more than just the guitar design. The guitar’s tremolo is an authentic Hagstrom Tremar unit. These tremolos boast a distinctive look, much like the guitar’s body, but are one of the more stable and popular vintage tremolo designs from that era. This model is even more convenient than vintage models because of adjustable spring tension. The dials the bar’s action in to your technique. And a locking trem arm ensures the arm stays where you put it.
Guild S-200 T-Bird Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Reissue of a famous Guild from the ’60s
- Recognizable offset mahogany body
- Comfortable C-shaped mahogany neck
- LB-1 pickups offer humbucking and single-coil-type tones
- Vintage-correct Hagstrom vintage Tremar tremolo