Guild Thunderbird S-200 1960s Red

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  • $3,500$4,500

Though short-lived, the S-200 Thunderbird stands as one of Guild's more recognizable solidbodies. This guitar was introduced along with the S-100 Polara in 1963 with an overall similar design and vibe. The Thunderbird included a set of four slide controls in addition to two volume and two tone knobs. Perhaps most unique of all, this guitar came with a built-in kick stand on its back. 

Years of Production: 
1963 - 1968

Unique to this Year: Change from humbucker to single-coil pickups in 1966.

Body Style: Dual cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany or Alder body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Two single-coil pickups, four control knobs, four slide switches, bound fingerboard, vibrato tailpiece, Adjustomatic bridge, block inlays, bird inlay on headstock

Notable Players: Muddy Waters, Fred Cole, Dan Auerbach


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