This is a 1970 Guild Bluesbird Deluxe M-75, One-Owner, Thin-body Electric Archtop, Sunburst Finish, Gold Hardware, with Original Case (Ess & Ess), made in the Guild factory in Westerly, RI (Serial # DD 505, dated 3-5-70 on the warranty card and confirmed by Guild/Cordoba Music Group). It has a Maple top, Mahogany sides and back, one-piece Mahogany neck, 24 3/4 scale neck. It is a Hollowbody with no F holes and only weighs around 6.5 lbs.
This Guild model followed the Aristocrat M-75, and was only made from 1967-1970, and in 1971 it became a heavier solid body construction. It's similar in size to a Les Paul but without the weight!
The guitar is in VG condition with 50 years of Honest wear, beautifully reliced with cool lacquer checking. The back of the neck has most of the finish worn off, so it feels very fast and broken in. The frets were replaced by Ross Teigen, one of the finest luthiers in the country.
The guitar is original except for a truss rod cover which states Starfire on the front (you can just flip the truss rod cover over). It currently has a Nashville-style bridge for better intonation, and the original Rosewood bridge, along with an Ebony bridge, is in the case. The Marigold-lined original hardcase by Ess & Ess is included, in similar VG condition.
Overall, a very cool American-Made Les Paul-style guitar without the weight and that's been nicely reliced from 50 years of honest wear.
Was $3500 Now $3250
Payment: I accept bank certified check, wire transfer, and Paypal(please add 3%). Layaway: A 30-day layaway option is available, with a 20% non-refundable deposit due to hold the guitar. A guitar purchased under the layaway plan would be sold "AS IS" without an approval period.
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Return Policy: When you receive your shipment, you have 48 hours to approve it, or you may return it for a full refund, less shipping cost. Buyer is responsible for shipping & insurance BOTH ways. You must contact me for return authorization. Refunds will be issued when the guitar is returned to LVG in the same condition as when shipped, and please repack it in the same way you received it. Customers are responsible for return shipping, insurance for the full value of the guitar, and any associated bank charges.