The S-50 was the first solid body to come out of Guild’s factory, along with its bigger brothers, the S-100 Polara and the S-200 Thunderbird. The model lived through few changes, especially in the 70s when it acquired the body shape of a Gibson SG. The original version showcases a firebird-like headstock. In any case, the S-50 rocks.
Pre-CBS Guitars produced by Fender between 1963 and early 1965 had a serial number starting with the letter L. These are known as the “L-Series” and are highly sought after. Pictured is a 1963 Jazzmaster L-Serie in Fiest Red.