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1978 Guild B302F fretless bass
1978 Guild B302F fretless The B302F is the fretless version of the Guild B302, which, along with the B301 were Guilds new bass offerings for the late 1970s. Guild hadn't really came up with a innovative bass design since the low-selling Jetstar of the mid-1960s. This is not to say they didn't make fantastic basses; far from it, but the Starfire, JS and Bluesbird (M-85) basses of the late 1960s - mid 1970s could all be said to be derivatives of designs by Gibson (the EB2, EB0/3 and Les Paul bass respectively). So the B301/302 series was something new, not just in looks; it had a new design bridge and pickups too, although the actual construction (mahogany body, set mahogany neck) was traditional Guild. This bass paved the way for many new bass designs into the 1980s, some very unusual indeed. Have a listen to this bass here.
1967 Guild Capri CE-100
1967 Guild Capri CE-100 A closer look at a 1967 Guild CE-100. The Capri was a full-depth archtop, and Guild's first guitar with a Florentine cutaway - and a very sucessful model too; staying in the Guild catalogue in one form or another from 1958 until 1984. Stylistic similarities between models such as the ES-125C and ES-175 can be made, but this guitar is every bit as good quality as the better known Gibsons.
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Guild advertisement (1972)
Guild JS electric bass, Guild M-85 electric bass, Guild Starfire electric bass

Guild advertisement (1972) Maybe its time you played a different bass!

Guild advertisement (1972)

Maybe its time you played a different bass!
1972

Black and white advert for the solid body JS II (fretted and fretless) and M-85 II basses, and the hollow body Starfire SF-bass II

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Other adverts for the Guild JS electric bass
Guild JS - New Anti-Hum Pick-Ups on All Guild Guitars and BassesGuild JS - New Anti-Hum Pick-Ups on All Guild Guitars and Basses
This advert from December 1971 doesn't say much; letting the guitars do the talking. From Top to bottom: M75, S-50, S-90, S-100, JS bass II and JS-bass II fretless
Guild JS - New Solid Bodies From GuildGuild JS - New Solid Bodies From Guild
Early seventies Guild advert for their solid body range - featuring the new S-100, the JS basses, and the solid-body version of the BluesBird. The guitars pictured are the early versions - old styl...
Guild JS - Guild HumbuckersGuild JS - Guild Humbuckers
Advertising new-design humbuckers for Guild guitars and basses; replacing the Guild single coil pickup on the guitars and Hagstrom Bisonic on the basses.

Guild humbucking pick-ups have new w...
Guild JS - Solid GuildGuild JS - Solid Guild
Black and White advert for the S-100 standard guitar, and JS bass 2. Both are fitted with the newly introduced Guild humbuckers.

In this case the guitar is actually an S-100 SC (standard c...
 


Other adverts for the Guild M-85 electric bass
Guild M-85 - Guild Quantum AmplifierGuild M-85 - Guild Quantum Amplifier
Features the Guild Quantum amplifier M85 bass guitar, M75 electric guitar and electric organ with rotoverb
The Total Amplifier - for Bass, Organ and Guitar. 200 watts of clean undistorted po...
 


Other adverts for the Guild Starfire electric bass
Guild Starfire - When we unwrapped it we were knocked-outGuild Starfire - When we unwrapped it we were knocked-out
This very early Starfire bass advert (mid 1965) from British music magazine Beat Instrumental shows the single pickup Starfire bass with the Hagstrom bisonic pickup in the bridge position. The doub...
Guild Starfire - New Thunderbass amplifierGuild Starfire - New Thunderbass amplifier
Half-page advert for the Thunderbass amplifier, also featuring Allan Montoya (Brooks Brothers) with a Starfire bass
Guild Starfire - Guild Quantum Bass AmplifierGuild Starfire - Guild Quantum Bass Amplifier
Delivers that hard-driving, up-front, "Motown"-type sound - without going through the engineers control board
1967 add showing two members of the Blues Project; Steve Katz playing a Guild Starfi...
Guild Starfire - Guitars Amplifiers StringsGuild Starfire - Guitars Amplifiers Strings
Features the Starfire V guitar, the Starfire bass II, Thunderstar bass amp, and the F-47 Bluegrass flat top
Guild Starfire - Buddy Guy Blues BandGuild Starfire - Buddy Guy Blues Band
1970 Guitar Player advert featuring Buddy Guy's band - Buddy uses a Starfire SF IV through a Thunderbird guitar amp. The bass player uses a Starefire SF bass through a Quantum X amplifier
 





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wiz Comment left 24th June 2012 15:03:55
I'm looking for original circuit schematics for Jack Casady's modified starfire basses. Is anything like this online anywhere

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