For your consideration a 1956 Guild M75 Aristocrat with a Sunburst finish! No quite like anything else from this time, the Aristocrat is a fantastic model that melds high end archtop design with Les Paul aesthetic! While it doesn’t have “F” holes it does have a full hollow body! This gives it a wonderful light weight as well as a lively resonate tone! Original two Franz single coil pick ups! Brazilian rosewood fingerboard! Perfect action for Jazz/Chord Melodies! Features most of Guilds Classic appointments, wonderful Sunburst finish, block inlay, G headstock inlay & Guild Harp tail piece! Made in Manhattans “little Italy”!


This guitar is in good condition and comes with its original brown tolex hard shell case. Typical player/finish wear. Particle refret (up to 7th fret). Neck binding was professionally replaced. Binding around body was professionally reglued where needed. On decent ding on back of neck by 11th fret.

1-5/8″ bone nut. 24-3/4″ nut width.

Two piece mahogany and maple neck with a depth of .88″ (1st fret) & .1.03″ (12th fret). Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25″ radius. Block inlays. Action measures 4.5/64″ straight across. 22 frets currently in very good condition.

Spruce top with mahogany back and sides. Sunburst top with natural back. Original two Franz single coil pick ups. Floating rosewood bridge. Guild Harp tail piece. 5 ply pick guard.

Gold Kluson tuners. Pearl logo & small G head stock inlay.

Weighs 5 pounds and 3 ounces.

Year: 1956

Model: M75 Aristocrat

Serial: 3588

Finish: Sunburst.

Case: Comes with its original brown tolex hard shell case.

Weight: 5 pounds and 3 ounces.

Condition: This guitar is in good condition. Typical finish/player/binding wear. One good ding on the back of the neck by the 11th fret.

Modifications: This guitar has had a particle refret (just up to the 7th fret). Non-original binding around fingerboard. The binding around the body has been reglued where needed.

Comments: Truly a fantastic model with tons of personality!

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