NGD Guild Aristocrat

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Stefan, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I got a chance to sit down with one of those a while back. I can honestly say it was the only time in 20+ years that a new guitar made me giddy. I can't believe I didn't take it home at around $800. Actually, I do know why. I couldn't figure out how to Bigsbify them, but I think I have figured it out. A chopped B16 might be the answer.
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  2. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    The few Guilds I saw locally were superb, but all Right-Handed, so... :(

    Congratulations, @Stefan ! :cool:

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  3. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats Stefan,looks sweet!
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  4. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Cool guitar. Kinda want one too. Also, you take good pictures.
  5. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Country Gent

    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    Nice guitar, not very common down here. I'd love one.
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  6. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Thanks Tony :)
    Really, I thought of you when I first played it. You would love it too for sure!
  7. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Yup, the only way since there’s no block of wood underneath. Dunno if the string angle is enough with a (chopped) B16
  8. RomanS

    RomanS Gretschie

    May 26, 2010
    Vienna, Austria


    - Chopped B16 won't work, because it is meant for flat tops - there's no hinge at the end, it has a fixed 90° angle.
    - B3 will only work with heavy strings, high action, and a light touch when picking, because there's almost no break angle.
    - B7 is so long that it almost touches the bridge, and the angle from the tension bar to the bridge will be very steep, which will most likely cause tuning issues (same problem as with LPs & B7s). You'd need to raise the B7 with washers, or use something like a Biggsfix tension bar.
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  9. OzzPocket

    OzzPocket Gretschie

    Aug 11, 2020
    Very nice! I find that Guild doesn't get the love it deserves for some reason.....I've got one of their USA made acoustics, and it's just beautiful......I think you've made a very wise purchase! :)
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  10. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    I personally don’t need a Bigsby on the Aristocrat.
  11. Chet Harrison

    Chet Harrison Electromatic

    Apr 27, 2020
    Brooklyn NY
    Nice... I think the newest Aristocrats are made in China and I've heard mixed things. I wonder how the Korean version compares.
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  12. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Those are completely different instruments (chambered vs. hollow, neck construction...)
  13. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    That’s really beautiful. The gold top pairs perfectly with the cream pickups and vintage style tailpiece.
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  14. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Thanks. It sounds like it looks.
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  15. AllenK

    AllenK Gretschie

    Guild was always a classic brand so good to see they are still making some great guitars.
  16. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    The korean made Newsrk St. models are very close to Gretsch-Pro standards. Thin Urethane coating, fantastic built quality, good hardware, superb pickups.
  17. DennisC

    DennisC Country Gent

    May 11, 2017
    Kongretts! A rieli neis uann, heff fann wiff itt!

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