EU Blog Guild USA Artist Edition guitar S-100 Polara Kim Thayil EU BLOG 05 September 2023 musicshopcroatia As part of Guild's 70th anniversary and in collaboration with Kim Thayil, Guild is excited to introduce the USA Artist Edition S-100 Polara Kim Thayil, a limited run of 20 replicated by Master Luthier Chuck Sanzone ... As part of Guild's 70th anniversary and in collaboration with Kim Thayil, Guild is excited to introduce the USA Artist Edition S-100 Polara Kim Thayil, a limited run of 20 replicated by Master Luthier Chuck Sanzone celebrating Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and his connection of over 30 years to the S-100 Polara.. About the guitarA pioneer of the "Seattle Sound", Kim is synonymous with the iconic grunge tone of the '90s, all of which originated from his Guild S-100. This signature model takes its specs from two of Kim's most iconic guitars. His favorite, a 1978 Guild S-100 Polara in Natural and his go-to stage guitar, a white model with gold hardware. Specs and measurements taken from the 1978 were replicated by Master Luthier Chuck Sanzone in a limited-run of 20 guitars. Hand-built utilizing one-piece bodies of old-growth Honduran Mahogany, the Guild 70's neck shape and large headstock reflect Kim's favorite features of his '78 S-100. These ultra-limited guitars include pickups hand-wound by Jason Lollar. Also a Seattle native, Lollar is world renowned for his designs and worked with Guild and Kim to authentically produce Guild's flagship HB-1 Humbuckers. Kim's Connection to the S-100 PolaraBorn on September 4th, 1960, in Seattle (raised in Park Forest, Illinois), Kim Anand Thayil picked up his first guitar in the mid 1970's. It was around this time that hebought a Guild S-100 guitar at his local guitar shop, which he notes "just felt different (and) did things which fit my personality." Fast-forward a few years, Seattle-based rock band Soundgarden was born, which Kim co-founded with singer Chris Cornell and bassist Hiro Yamamoto in 1984. Using his S-100, Kim created his own original style that helped propel Soundgarden to the top of the Seattle rock heap in the '90s - where they are still considered one of the greatest grunge bands of all time. With a 70's S-100 neck and headstock, nitro finish, and hand-wound HB-1pickups, the Guild USA Artist Edition S-100 Polara Kim Thayil captures the samemagic Kim discovered while playing hisfirst S-100 Polara. New model Guild USA Artist Edition S-100 Polara Kim Thayil White edition is made in Limited Quantity of 20 Hand-builtby Guild Master Luthier Chuck. Ships in a custom hardshell case with Certificate of Authenticity Hand-Signed by Kim Thayil. Another model Guild Polara Kim Thayil in balck color is not made in Limited Quantity and is more affordable for the player arround the world. Guild S-100 Polara Kim ThayilGuild S-100 Polara USA Custom Kim Thayil Artist Limited Edition 6.392,00 €(48.160,52 kn) VAT excl. Guild Polara Kim Thayil Black 808,00 €(6.087,88 kn) VAT excl.