Guild M-85 Bass Black w/ Hard Case


Chambered. The companion to Guild’s M-75 Aristocrat guitar, the M-85 Bass boasts authentic mid-’60s style with a compact semi-hollow body and big Guild BiSonic bass pickup that together create the sonic boom of an instrument twice its size. The single-cutaway body measures 2 3/4″ deep and a mere 13 1/2″ across the lower bout, with an arched spruce top and maple back and sides. The body also features elegant ivory white body binding, black/white purfling, partial center-block bracing and dual finger rests. This distinctive bass also features a 30 3/4″ scale length, bound three-piece mahogany neck with a vintage-style “soft U” profile, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with 12″ radius and pearloid dot inlays, volume and tone controls, combo bridge/tailpiece with rosewood saddles, Grover tuning machines, nickel hardware and cool Jet Black gloss finish. Includes plush-lined hard-shell case.

Body Construction - Chambered with Braced Top
Body Top - Arched Laminated Spruce
Body Back - Laminated Maple
Body Sides - Laminated Maple
Body Shape - Guild® M-85
Bracing - Partial Center Block
Finish - Gloss Polyurethane
Body Depth Upper Bout - 2 3/4″ (70 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout - 2 3/4″ (70 mm)
Body Length - 17 1/4″ (438 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout - 13 3/4″ (349 mm)
Overall Guitar Length - 45″ (1143 mm)
Body Binding - Ivory White with Black/White Purfling
Purfling - Black/Ivory White

Neck Material - 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
Neck Shape - Vintage Soft “U”
Neck Finish - Gloss Polyurethane
Scale Length - 30 3/4″ (781 mm)
Nut Width - 1 1/2″ (38.1 mm)
Nut Material - Bone
Fingerboard Material - Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius - 12″ (305 mm)
Fingerboard Inlays - Pearloid Dot
Number of Frets - 21
Fret Size - Narrow Jumbo
Tuning Machines - Grover® Vintage 142 Series
Hardware Finish/Plating - Nickel Plated
Truss Rod - Dual-Action
Truss Rod Wrench - 7mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench

Bridge - Guild® Adjustable Bass Bridge with Rosewood Saddles
Case or Gig Bag - TKL Deluxe Hardshell
Bridge Pickup - Guild® BS-1 “BiSonic” Bass
Pickup Configuration - S
Control Knobs - Black Plastic
Controls - Master Volume, Master Tone
Strap Buttons - Vintage-Style

*Models subject to change without notice

Vendor: Guild