guild guitars

This Guild X-350B is a near-exact replica of the Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Regent.

Photos by Madison Thorn

Here’s the tale of how the now-Gibson-owned Epiphone company came to be, and its unexpected connection to the birth of this Guild model.

When life gives you lemons, you could make lemonade, but sometimes it’s just too much darn trouble. You don’t have enough sugar at home. You have a paper cut, and nothing is worse than citrus on a paper cut. You might just choose to ditch the lemons and cut your losses.

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This Kay K-5924 semi-hollowbody (from either 1966 or ’67) is the first electric bass Anna Butterss bought, on the advice of her friend, producer-musician Paul Bryan.

Photo by Tristan Williams

On her debut solo album, Activities, the in-demand bassist flexes feel over flash, converging her upright roots with electric bass playing to make songs that transcend genre.

“I’ve never been particularly interested in listening to people shred on the bass,” explains bassist/composer Anna Butterss. “It’s certainly impressive, but it doesn’t hit me emotionally at all. I’m more interested in how the music feels.” How the music feels perfectly encapsulates the sonic and stylistic kaleidoscope that is Butterss’ debut solo release, Activities. Released on June 24 via Pete Min’s Colorfield Records, Activities represents the musical culmination of the different ideas, concepts, and aesthetic choices that Butterss has been exploring in recent years.

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Guild Surfliner Demo | First Look

This nifty three-pickup solidbody delivers a host of versatile tones with retro-inspired style.

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