I’ve managed to procure one of these interesting pieces of Brian May and Guild history, so join along while I give it the detailed review treatment right down to the magnets in the pickups.
craptastic little import amplifier from 1980. Now, I don’t want to seem biased, but this little import transistor radio amplifier is about as far apart from the quality I’ve come to love and respect from Guild as listening to 128k MP3s through a pair of dollar store ear buds are from listening to Mozart on a Merrill-Williams turntable through a pair of Sennheiser HD800s delivered through a McIntosh MHA150. Actually, that’s ridiculous; this is worse.
Tag along while this Guild-loving reviewer lists all the reasons why you should never buy one of these adorable little wastes of money. (more…)
Anyway, it’s here, so let’s review it!
Let’s see how this guitar holds up when viewed through the eyes of someone who really enjoyed the ’80s.
This particular guitar is from 1982 and being an X79-3 varies from a regular X79 in that it has three single coil pickups instead of the X79’s two humbuckers. Being from 1982 also means that it predates many of the strange Guild solid body guitars of the 1980s which is kind of surprising given how unique looking this one is.
If you have a catalog that I have marked as Missing, and you’d like to share a copy (or sell me your original), please contact me or leave a comment.
For right now, the images only link to themselves. Once I get all the years straight, then I will add the actual catalogs. Note that some years have multiple catalogs.The 1990s Guild Galleries are an example, as are years that have separate electric and acoustic (not to mention accessory) catalogs. I have not yet decided how to deal with this. (more…)
As a result of trying to manage all those documents, I present to you GAD’s Guild Knowledge Base. This page will be updated as I either acquire new items or as I scan some of the items that I’ve not yet digitized. If you have document you’d like to share let me know and I’ll add it!
Some of the documents are PDFs, and some are just images. I’ve installed a PDF embedded reader so it should all just work, and I’ve made a point of everything being downloadable because information like this should not be hoarded or hidden behind pay walls.