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Guild® X-500 | American Patriarch™ Series
Model No#: 3828100

Artist Award™

Guild® Artist Award | American Patriarch™ Series
Model#: 3829100


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  • Guild's prized Artist Award model presents acoustic versatility in a class all its own. It features positively exquisite styling, with a beautiful resonant carved spruce top, carved flame maple back, rock-solid five-piece neck and the coveted DeArmond® model 1100 floating pickup, which gives the instrument enormous acoustic/electric versatility. Other premium features of this extraordinary guitar include elegant neck and body binding, two-tone mother-of-pearl/abalone block inlays on the smooth ebony fingerboard, a compensated ebony bridge and much more. The welcome return of a true Guild classic.

  • General

    Model Name: Artist Award™
    Series: American Patriarch™ Series
    Color / Part #:
    • Artist Award™, Antique Burst, with Case


    Body Material: Carved Spruce Top with Carved Solid Flame Maple Back and Laminated Figured Maple Sides
    Body Shape: Guild® Artist Award
    Body Back: Carved Solid Flame Maple
    Body Sides: Laminated Flame Maple
    Body Top: Carved Solid Spruce
    Body Finish:
    • 3829100837
      Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Bracing: Parallel Tone Bars
    Purfling: Black/Ivory White
    F Holes Sound Holes: Multiple Bound Fholes
    Body Depth: 3.125" (80 mm)
    Body Length: 21" (533 mm)
    Body Width Lower Bout: 17" (432 mm)
    Body Binding: Ivory White with Multiple Black/White Purfling


    Neck Shape: Vintage Soft "U"
    Number of Frets: 20
    Fret Size: Vintage-Style
    Position Inlays: Vintage Two-Tone Mother-of-Pearl/Abalone Block
    Fingerboard Radius: 10" (254 mm)
    Head Stock Binding: Ivory White with Multiple Black/White Purfling
    Fretboard: Ebony
    Neck Material: 5-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple/Walnut/Maple
    Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Nut Width: 1.627" (41.32 mm)
    Scale Length: 24.75" (628 mm)
    Headstock: Vintage 3x3
    Neck Binding: Ivory White with Multiple Black/White Purfling
    Truss Rods: Dual-Action Head Adjust


    Pickup Configuration: S
    Neck Pickup: DeArmond® 1100 "Rhythm Chief" Floating Archtop
    Controls: Master Volume


    Hardware Finish: Gold-Plated
    Bridge: Compensated Ebony with Ebony Base
    Tuning Machines: Grover® Imperial™ Die-Cast
    String Nut: Bone
    Pickguard: 5-Ply B/W/B/W/B


    Truss Rod Wrench: Yes


    Strings: D'Addario® ECG25 Chromes Flat Wound, Light, (.012-.052 Gauges)
    Unique Features: Single Cutaway Hollow Body; Engraved Guild® "Harp" Tailpiece; Multiple Headstock Inlays


    Control Knobs: Clear Amber Volume (Mounted to Pickguard)