The Artist Award is our flagship jazz guitar. It's an acoustic archop built of the finest materials. A carved solid spruce top, solid curly maple back and sides, a five-piece maple neck with a select ebony fretboard and distinctive inlays of natural abalone and mother of pearl make the Artist Award a work of art to both ear and eye.
A floating pickup allows the Artist Award to be amplified without the interfering with the true acoustic nature of this masterpiece. Our most experienced and skilled craftsmen are chosen to work on the Artist Award. In the 40-year history of Guild, only 1,600 Artist Awards have been made, making this fine instrument not only a great-sounding and beautiful instrument, but a collector's item as well. No words can describe what must be experienced--this certainly applies to the Artist Award