Guild X-175B Manhattan Special Malibu Blue with case

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Guild X-175B Manhattan Special with Guild Vibrato Tailpiece, Malibu Blue with hardshell case
Guild X-175B/SP-11/MB

The precedent for hollowbody aesthetic and tone, the X-175 Manhattan Special looks as good as it sounds. With its gracefully sculpted and richly resonant hollowbody, arched spruce top, and rock-solid three-piece neck it exemplifies the quality building of the Guild Manhattan models of the 1950’s and ‘60s. The secret to this model’s iconic tone lies in the authentic DeArmond Dynasonic neck and bridge pickups, providing crystal clears highs and a full, round low-end - the makings of the iconic tones of rockabilly and blues from the 1950’s on forward. Complimenting the tonal pallet of the Dynasonic pickups, the X-175 Manhattan Special features a Guild Vibrato Tailpiece for expressive playing. Other premium features include fully bound body, neck, F-holes, and headstock, mother-of-pearl block fretboard inlays, and a hard shell case. Available in a special edition satin Malibu Blue finish.


Body Type
Hollow Body
Body Shape
Guild X-175
Body Top
Arched Spruce
Body Wood
(Solid Bodies) N / A
Top Bracing Pattern
Parallel Tone Bars
Soundhole / F Holes
Binding White ABS
Top Purfling Inlay
2-Ply Black and White
Top Binding
White ABS
Body Sides
Side Purfling Inlay
N / A
Body Back
Arched Maple
Back Purfling Inlay
2-Ply Black and White
2-Ply Black and White
Body Binding
White ABS

Neck Material
Mahogany with a Maple Center Strip
Scale Length
24 3/4" (629mm)
Neck Shape
Vintage Soft "U"
Nut Width
1 11/16" (43mm)
Neck Thickness
1st Fret
Neck Thickness
9th Fret
Truss Rod
Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench
7mm Socket Wrench
Fingerboard Material
Fingerboard Radius
9 1/2" (240mm)
Fingerboard Inlays
Blocks - Mother-Of-Pearl
Frets Total
Fret Type
Narrow Jumbo
Fingerboard Binding
1.5 mm White ABS
Malibu Blue (MBL)
Bridge String Spacing
2" (52mm)
Hardware Finish / Plating
Nickel Plated

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Guild Vibrato Tailpiece Hollow Body - Aluminum

Nut Material
Tuning Machines
Grover Sta-Tote Open-Gear 18:1 - Nickel
Strap Buttons
Vintage Pawn - Nickel
Acrylic in Black with White Guild Logo

Bridge Pickup
DeArmond Dynasonic Bridge - Nickel/White
Neck Pickup
DeArmond Dynasonic Neck - Nickel/White
Pickup Switch
3-Way Toggle: 1. Bridge Pickup - 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups - 3. Neck Pickup
Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Middle Volume, Master Tone, 3-way Toggle Pickup Switch

Strings D'Addario
EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium (.011 - .049)
Included Case
Guild Deluxe Electric Guitar Hardshell Case
Case Candy
Guild Cloth Bag filled with Warranty Book, Promotion Card with Stickers, Truss Rod Wrench, and 2 Guild Picks
Upper Bout Width
12 1/2" (318mm)
Lower Bout Width
17" (432mm)

Body Depth Upper Bout
3" (76mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout
3" (76mm)
Body Length
21" (533mm)
Overall Length
42" (1067mm)
Item # 3795005801

Product Specs

ConditionBrand New (New)
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Finish Style
Body Material
Neck Construction
Body Type
Right / Left Handed
Number of Strings
Body Shape
Fretboard Radius
Neck Material
Pickup Configuration
Scale Length
Nut Width
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
Fretboard Material
Number of Frets
  • 20

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