Guild Manhattan X-175 Limited Edition Transparent White Its all in the Details | Brothers Break Down


Guild never fails to impress us with their expert craftsmanship. They’re never trying to reinvent the wheel, but their modern takes on beloved classics have kept the brand going strong for 70 years. This limited edition beauty will win you over with its impressive playability, and it’ll wow you with its versatility.

The guitar features a beautiful white finish with glamorous gold detailing, an ebony fretboard and mahogany neck, pearlescent fret accents, and more. 


Let’s take a deep dive into this work of art and see just what it’s capable of.

Brothers Breakdown Recap

We could keep you here forever, but we’ll start by breaking down the basics.


Fretboard Radius

This ebony fretboard is a bit wide. We always encourage players with smaller hands to try out wider fretboards anyway, since the only limitations on your playing are the ones you set for yourself. It may take a bit of extra practice, but navigating this limited edition Guild guitar is definitely worth the effort.


Pickup Configuration

The limited edition Manhattan really sparkles. It features two Gold and White DeArmond Dynasonic neck and bridge pickups. These pickups offer a dynamic tone, and the guitar is very touch-sensitive. 


American Made

This American beauty isn’t just called “Manhattan” for aesthetics. Guild was established in New York, New York (1952). 


Limitless Potential

Everything about the Guild Manhattan screams Rockabilly. However, as shown in our demo, you can do a whole lot more with it, too. If you want to dirty it up a bit, put a crunchy distortion effect on it. Don’t limit your creativity based on what you think you see or hear at first glance.


Who’s It For

We think this guitar is for everyone. That is a completely unbiased opinion, of course. Really, though, one of the guitar’s standout features is its hollow body. The light weighted-ness of it helps for live performances, or even long studio sessions. Furthermore, hollow body guitars create completely different sounds than their counterparts. We recommend that everyone tries a hollow body guitar at least once, and Guild’s Manhattan is a great place to start—not just because it’s pretty, either!


Guild’s Limited Edition Manhattan hollow-body electric guitar is perfect for anyone who is ready to take their playing to the next level. Not only does it add a bit of eye candy to your collection, but it increases the number of sounds that you can create. Go ahead, join your local rockabilly group! Ask them to add a cover of Hot For Teacher to your set. We dare you. 


If you’re ready to get to know this superstar guitar better, stop by Brothers Guitar Shop today. We’ll be happy to help you out. Also, be sure to check back weekly for new demos on our YouTube channel, as well as weekly blog posts. At Brothers Guitar Shop, we hope to help guitar players in New York unlock their fullest potential by giving them a place to explore. 


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