In our inaugural Show Us Your Gear Gallery, we feature the go-to instruments of our readers.
"The X-2000 is the final version of the discontinued Guild Nightbird. It features a solid mahogany body with tone chambers, bound figured maple top, mahogany neck, 22-frets, Tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece, gold hardware, dual humbuckers, volume/tone control, 3-position switch plus single-coil tap. The pickups in mine have been replaced with a set of Tom Holmes Humbuckers. I've never had it repaired or set-up by anyone who hasn't raised an eyebrow and asked a few questions. The best of both worlds, the Guild X-2000 Nightbird easily rivals even the best Les Paul's for chunky rock goodness and can strike a twangy chord just as well as most Teles, thanks to the sound chambers and the single-coil tap. In my band, State to State, I am using a 16-pedal daisy-chained pedalboard, which can potentially suck up a lot of tone and minimize the attack. Thanks to the Tom Holmes pickups and my trusty Guild, I can still cut through the mix and get the exact tone that I want. And this guitar has sustain for days... - Andrew Orvis"