Electric Vintage Guild S-300 Humbucker Swap
A cool and unusual Guild S-300 D solid body came across Brian’s bench recently. The owner has played it so much over the years that he wore through the top of the neck pickup, and the pickup is dead as a result.
In this photo you can see the worn away plastic on the right side of the pickup. There’s just a hint of copper showing on the screw coil, showing that he wore all the way through to the coil wire.
We’d like to preserve the retro look and originality of this guitar.. so what to do?
First thing Brian removed the pickup and identified the model as a 1970’s Dimarzio PAF Pro, he then searched the web and found a period correct working replacement. We discussed a brand new replacement, but it just wouldn’t look right.
Next is to open the wiring cavity and unsolder the dead pickup lead.
The replacement came in, and here’s a couple shots to show how close the aged color matches.