This is one of the coolest all original Jazz
Guitars ever to come out of the New York Guild factory, this early
model A-500 has a wonderful Light Brown Sunburst finish w/just a
killer faded patina, it was the top of the line guitar before Johnny
Smith had his own model, great feeling 3 piece maple/walnut neck w/a
rosewood fingerboard, notice the small V shaped abalone inlay inside
of a white pearl black inlay only used in the earliest production
before the V shaped inlay became much larger, “G” shield inlaid
headstock inlay sporting a set of Kluson Deluxe tuners, solid spruce
top complimented w/a super figured maple back & sides, engraved Harp
Tailpiece, 2nd earliest square label from the New York factory, sent
back to Guild c.1961 for the installation of its new (at the time)
“Award Model” floating D’Armond Pickup (as used on the current Johnny
Smith Award) w/cool black & white Stair step pickgard assembly, this
is the earliest A-500 we have ever encountered & it is virtually
impossible to fined another like it ever, it is excellent overall &
all original condition, it comes with its original Brown hard case.

Year Condition Color Case
1957 Excellent Light Brown Burst Original Hard


The Guitar Broker
Craig Brody
(954) 646-8819
Weston, FL
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