Blonde Guild X-175B Manhattan with Guild Vibrato
There's a number of things to like about these instruments.
The Manhattan has a great neck and a dual-action truss rod. The truss rod is worth noting because you can dial in just the right amount of relief (or not) without 'helping' the neck, greasing the truss nut/rod, etc. Right out of the box, you have full control. The nut doesn't come off - you just use the supplied wrench to adjust more or less bow in the neck. Really smooth adjustment, too.
Speaking of the neck, it's made of three pieces of wood, which stabilizes and strengthens it.
This is a real archtop, versatile enough for rockabilly. It's easy to change the bridge, but most players are probably going to be fine with the stock bridge.
These Guilds are re-issues of a fifties model. The workmanship is very good. The stock single coil pickups have adjustable pole pieces.