Guild guitars from the '50s and '60s are often some of the most under appreciated guitars on the vintage market in our opinion, with the Hoboken, NJ made models making for some of the best quality, relatively affordable vintage instruments out there. This 1963 Guild CE-100 is a wonderful example of a '60s Guild arch top, and shows the models transition from a typical jazz guitar to something voiced for the pop music boom of the 1960s.
The CE-100 was originally intended to compete with the Gibson ES-175, with a 16" wide Maple body and Florentine cutaway design, with this guitar featuring the 3 colour sunburst introduced in the early 1960s. This guitar is from the first year that the model used humbucker pickups as opposed to the Franz P90s seen throughout the '50s, with a higher output and more balanced tone overall, making the CE-100 more comparable to the Gibson ES-335 models of the time. Other features include the original Waverley tuners and the original 'G' logo tailpiece.
This guitar is in excellent condition, with only the most minor amounts of patina and ageing to the finish and metal parts. The electronics, finish and hardware are all original and in full working order, and this guitar retains its original case.