Guild X-175 Manhattan Special, Malibu Blue
Guild X-175 Manhattan Special, Malibu BlueGuild X-175 Manhattan Special, Malibu BlueGuild X-175 Manhattan Special, Malibu BlueGuild X-175 Manhattan Special, Malibu BlueGuild X-175 Manhattan Special, Malibu BlueGuild X-175 Manhattan Special, Malibu Blue

Guild X-175 Manhattan Special, Malibu Blue

Our Price:  £1,299.00



In Stock

  • Arched Spruce Top
  • Arched Maple Back
  • Maple Sides
  • Mahogany Neck with Maple Center Strip
  • Ebony Fingerboard with Mother-Of-Pearl Block Inlays
  • Guild Vibrato Tailpiece
  • Guild Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Ebony Base
  • x2 DeArmond Dynasonic Single-Coil Pickups
  • Guild Deluxe Hard Case Included


Actual Guitar Photographed


Click & Collect Available

Guitars Set Up

All Guitars Set Up Before Despatch.

Contact us

Need advice? Call us on 0141 3392941

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 addition satin Malibu Blue finish.


Body Type Hollow Body

Body Shape Guild X-175

Body Top Arched Spruce

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 Maple

Body Back Arched Maple

Back Purfling Inlay 2-Ply Black and White

Purfling 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 20mm

Neck Thickness 9th Fret 24mm

Truss Rod Dual Action

Truss Rod Wrench 7mm Socket Wrench

Fingerboard Material Ebony

Fingerboard Radius 9 1/2" (240mm)

Fingerboard Inlays Blocks - Mother-Of-Pearl

Frets Total 20

Fret Type Narrow Jumbo

Fingerboard Binding 1.5 mm White ABS



Color Malibu Blue (MBL)



Bridge String Spacing 2" (52mm)

Hardware Finish / Plating Nickel Plated

Bridge Guild Tune-O-Matic with Pinned Ebony Bridge Base

Tailpiece Guild Vibrato Tailpiece Hollow Body - Aluminum

Nut Material Bone

Tuning Machines Grover Sta-Tite Open-Gear 18:1 - Nickel

Strap Buttons Vintage Pawn - Nickel

Pickguard 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

Controls 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)

Part Number:  GUI-X-175-MAN-SPECIAL-MBL
Brand:  Guild
Stock Availability:  In Stock
Body Shape:  Semi
Pickup Configuration:  S / S
Body Material:  Spruce/Maple
Soundboard:  Solid Spruce
Back & Sides:  Maple
Fingerboard:  Ebony
Neck Material:  Mahogany
Scale Length:  24.75" (628mm)
Construction:  Neck Thru Body
Colour:  Blue
Finish:  Satin
Case Supplied:  Deluxe Hard Case
Number of Strings:  6
Type:  Electric Guitar

Be the first to Write a Review for this item!

Call : 0141 339 2941 | Open 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat                        
Jimmy Egypt
View Basket  |  £0.00