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Guild Guitars x Kim Thayil at Guitar Center Seattle


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The Guild Polara Kim Thayil celebrates Kim's 30 years of playing S-100 guitars, replicating the construction, tone and aesthetic of his favorite Guild S-100 Polara. A mahogany body and a ’70s large headstock reflect Kim's favorite features of his '78 S-100, as well as Grover Original Rotomatic tuners for stability and ease of use. Standard on vintage S-100 Polara models, these tuners are a reliable industry favorite.

HB-1 humbuckers replicate the warm yet articulate timbre of '70s S-100 Polaras. A perfect match for Kim's heavy tones, the added clarity of the HB-1s allow the guitar to cut through the mix. Honoring the long-standing legacy of Soundgarden's 1991 album, Badmotorfinger and their 2012 album, King Animal, the Polara Kim Thayir also features a Soundgarden "King Animal" truss rod cover and a "Badmotorfinger" signature back cover. Additional features include a bound rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays and a tune-o-matic bridge and compensated stopbar tailpiece.

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  • Gloss-finished mahogany body
  • Vintage soft U-shaped mahogany neck, 2-piece scarf joint
  • Guild compensated stopbar tailpiece, Tune-o-matic bridge, Grover Rotomatics tuning machines
  • Guild HB-1 Dual-Coil pickups in the neck and bridge

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde (gas), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to

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  • Body
  • Body type: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Soft U
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Fingerboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12.5"
  • Fret size: Narrow Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearloid
  • Nut width/material: 1 11/16" (43mm)/Composite
  • Electronics
  • Neck: Proprietary
  • Bridge: Proprietary
  • Control layout: Volume and Tone (Neck) Volume and Tone (Bridge)
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatics
  • Color: Gold Plating
  • Other
  • Country of origin: Indonesia

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Limited lifetime warranty.

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