1954 Guild M-75 Aristocrat$5,500.00
Sunburst, Let’s quote the ’54 Guild catalog. “The use of an exclusively developed lighter semi-solid body construction gives the Guild Aristocrat a magnificence of tone never before achieved in a guitar this size…this semi-solid midget model is in a class by itself.”
Wait! Who are you calling a midget? The 24 3/4” scale is the same as your Les Paul. These are unlike anything you’ve ever played. Think Jazz Box in tone, or even closer to Gretsch. But these Guilds with Adirondack Spruce tops are in another league. Guild knew the Les Paul was too heavy so they mentioned the Aristocrat’s light weight in a lot of ads. We anticipate your question…it’s 5.25 pounds. The Franz pickups made in New Jersey have a warm unique tone that sounds great through an old tube amp. Currently has a Tune-o-matic installed. Comes with the original hard case.