The 1964 Guild Capri CE-100D featured here is a great example of one of Guild’s earliest archtop incarnations, and the first to feature a Florentine-style cutaway. With a 16" wide, 2 7/8" deep arched maple body, the 24 3/4" scale length Capri was produced to directly compete with the Gibson ES-175. In 1964, Guild made numerous design changes. And while this Capri features the newly introduced humbuckers and the now instantly recognizable protruding dome-shaped headstock, it sports what is possibly one of the last round-shaped pickguards Guild used before the switch to the “stairstep” shape. This guitar has been well loved, and shows signs of moderate wear for its age, including a neck sanded down to ease playability.
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