Willy is one of the most humble and talented guitar players we know and it is an honor to have this guitar come through our shop. This is a Guild Valencia Model spec'd out and custom built for Willy in 2001 when the custom shop was in Nashville and headed by Tim Shaw. The guitar is one of the best Guild guitars we have seen come through. The fit and finish on this instrument is great and the wood selection is top notch. This guitar can be seen and heard on Willy's Hire Wire live album (also pictured on the back of the disc case). This guitar has a Fishman pickup currently installed and there was once another soundhole pickup installed, which is why there is an extra port at the bottom for a plug. There are some lacquer cracks, but no cracks in any of the wood. Currently set up to C# standard, but comes with a plethora of saddles to change action.
Please note: This was a one off custom shop build made specifically for Willy and not one of his standard Guild Signature Models.
There is a copy of that album included with the original HSC.