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Guild M-85 Bass Black

4-string Bass Guitar w/ Hardshell Case

Product Code 69974

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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 "Bi-Sonic" bass pickup that together create the sonic boom of an instrument twice its size.

The single-cutaway body measures 2.75" deep and a mere 13.5" 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 30.75" 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.

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MPN: 3791100806
UPC: 885978473052

  • Body Back: Laminated Maple
  • Body Binding: Ivory White with Black/White Purfling
  • Body Depth: 2.75" (70 mm)
  • Body Length: 17.25" (438 mm)
  • Body Shape: Guild® M-85
  • Body Sides: Laminated Maple
  • Body Top: Arched Laminated Maple
  • Bracing: Partial Center Block
  • Purfling: Black/Ivory White
  • Bridge Pickup: Guild® "Bi-Sonic" Bass
  • Bridge: Guild® Combo Bridge-Tailpiece with Rosewood String Saddles
  • Hardware: Nickel-Plated
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Grover® Die-Cast
  • Fretboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Binding: 1-Ply White
  • Neck Shape: Vintage Soft "U"
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Scale Length: 30.75" (781 mm)
  • Truss Rods: Dual-Action Head Adjust
  • Truss Rod Nut: Hex
  • Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case
  • Strings: D'Addario® Custom Light, (.045-.105 gagues)
  • Control Knobs: Black Plastic

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