1999 Guild Artist Award, Blonde
Wonderful Westerly made Guild Artist Award in desirable blonde finish. The Artist Award is Guild Guitars flagship Jazz guitar, directly descended from the Johnny Smith Award guitar of the mid 50’s and renamed the Artist Award in 1961. A 17” Archtop, it features a carved solid spruce top, solid highly figured maple back and sides, 5 piece laminate figured maple neck with a 25 ½ in. select ebony fingerboard with Guild’s distinctive inlays and elaborate headstock design. The guitar has a factory fitted floating pickup with controls mounted on board the bound tortoiseshell pickguard. Guild don’t produce the Artist Award model in high numbers reserving construction for only the highest skilled craftsmen and women.
The guitar is in excellent ++ condition, comes with its original plush Guild Case and will more than keep up with all of its Archtop rivals in both quality and sound.