I haven’t reported much from this year’s Summer NAMM show, but Guild reintroduced an interesting guitar: the S-200 T-Bird:
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 rosewood 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. The S-200 T-Bird is available in Antique Burst or Black, and includes Guild’s deluxe padded gig bag.
Dan Auerbach is perhaps the most famous modern user of the T-Bird, but I remember seeing Muddy Waters on the album cover of his Electric Mud album in a white robe and a Guild T-Bird and thinking “Does it get cooler than this?”