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SKU GUILD-379-1190-806

Guild Kim Thayil Signature Polara Guitar, Rosewood Fretboard, Black Gloss


Manufacturer's Description

Celebrating Kim Thayil’s connection of over 30 years to his personal Guild S-100 guitars, the Polara Kim Thayil replicates the construction, tone and aesthetic of his favorite Guild S-100 Polara.


  • Mahogany Body and Neck with Guild 70's Headstock 
  • Bound Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid Block Inlays 
  • Grover Original Rotomatics® Tuners
  • Guild HB-1 Humbuckers with Alnico II Magnets
  • 3-Way Toggle and Phase Switch
  • Tune-o-Matic Bridge & Compensated Stopbar Tailpiece 
  • Soundgarden "King Animal" Truss Rod Cover and "Badmotorfinger" Signature Back Cover 
  • Black Gloss Finish with Gold Hardware

Mahogany Body and Neck with Guild 70's Headstock 

Utilizing Mahogany bodies and Guild 70's large headstock reflect Kim's favorite features of his '78 S-100.

Grover Original Rotomatics® Tuners 

Per Kim's request, the signature model features Grover Original Rotomatics® tuners for stability and ease of use. Standard on vintage S-100 Polara models, these tuners are a reliable industry favorite.

Guild HB-1 Humbuckers with Alnico II Magnets

Guild's flagship HB-1 Humbuckers replicate the warm yet articulate timbre of 70's S-100 Polaras. A perfect match for Kim's heavy tones, the added clarity of the HB-1's allow the guitar to cut through the mix. Also equipped with a phase switch, accurate to vintage spec, these features are essential to recreating the magic of Kim's favorite S-100 Polara models.

Soundgarden "King Animal" Truss Rod Cover and "Badmotorfinger" Signature Back Cover

Honoring the long-standing legacy of Soundgarden's 1991 album, "Badmotorfinger" and their 2012 album, "King Animal," these symbols are quintessentially grunge and pay tribute to Kim and his band mates.

Additional features include a bound Rosewood fingerboard with Pearloid block inlays, Tune-o-Matic bridge & compensated stopbar tailpiece. Available in a Black gloss finish with gold hardware.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Guild. This Kim Thayil Signature Polara is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.