NAMM 2022: Guild guitars launches the Surfliner, a new affordable hard-tail offset

It comes in three retro colours.

NAMM 2022: Guild has launched a new solid-body guitar, the offset Surfliner.

Aesthetically, the guitar is an homage to the look of Guild’s guitars from the 1960s and 1970s, and as a nod to Guild guitars of days gone by, the logo on the headstock has been resurrected from the 1980s.

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Specifications wise, the Surfliner combines design aspects from both the Fender and Gibson-inspired camps: while there’s a hard-tail, string-through tune-o-matic bridge arrangement, the Surfliner is one of the few Guild electrics to feature the longer 25.5-inch scale length, and a bolt-on neck. The poplar body is joined by a satin-finished, C-shaped neck with a 10-inch radius maple fretboard.

Other specifications include medium-jumbo frets, a three-ply pickguard and judicious comfort carves on the front and back of the body. There are three transparent finish options – Sunset Orange, Catalina Blue and White Sage.

Electronics consist of a Guild LB-1 Little Bucker in the bridge, joined by two newly-designed DeArmond Aerosonic single coils in neck and middle positions. Each pickup has an individual rocker switch, leading to a total of seven tonal combinations. Control knobs come in the form of a master volume and master tone.

The guitar is also incredibly affordable, featuring a list price of just $449.

Find out more over at guildguitars.com.

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