If you know vintage guitars, you will know what you are looking at here. These narrow-bodied acoustic-electric guitars were designed for the performing acoustic player and aimed to overcome problems with feedback. Beautifully made with a natural spruce top, mahogany body and neck with a rosewood fingerboard. Today these well-made guitars are rare and highly collectable. This example has the natural spruce top with a gloss finish and carries the serial number KK0622.
This makes it an early production model and identical to the type used by Joe Perry of Aerosmith in Guild's original promotional material. Other artists associated with the Songbird were Eva Cassidy, Barry Gibb, Eric Clapton and Brian May.This example has been owned from new by Peter Bawden, who was an agent and promoter for Smile then later Queen in their early years. The guitar is in unrestored, original condition with its factory pickups in good working order and it plays beautifully - plugged or unplugged. It has a small chip on the top of the headstock, but no other damage. The hard carry-case has the Guild monogram and shows its age, but still does the job of protecting the guitar. A lovely, original vintage guitar that you don't see too often.
The item "Guild Songbird Vintage Acoustic-Electric Guitar c1986" is in sale since Sunday, December 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "d1jbs" and is located in Reading. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.