Trying to find the value of your guitar?
Sign up for our mailing list

Expand the categories below, or go back home
Advertisements (1950s-80s)
Amplifiers by brand
Blog
Catalogues (1950s-80s)
Classifieds
Effects
Forum
General guitar articles
Guitars by brand
Baldwin
Dan Armstrong
Epiphone
Fender
Futurama
G&L
Gibson
Goya
Gretsch
Guild
acoustic
bass
B301
B302
Jetstar
JS
M85 Bluesbird
SB201
SB202
SB203
SB502E
Starfire
X701
X702
catalogues
electric acoustic
solid body
vintage adverts
Hagstrom
Harmony
Hayman
Hofner
Ibanez
Kalamazoo
Musicman
Ovation
Peavey
Rickenbacker
Selmer
Silvertone
Supro
Vox
Yamaha
Home
Links
Soundclips

home | guitar classifieds | forum | sitemap | search

| Facebook   

Trying to find a guitar valuation?
Do you want to buy/sell a guitar?

Guild Bass Guitars
Jetstars, Starfires, Bluesbirds

Guitars Bass guitars Guitar effects Amplifiers Soundclips


Latest posts on Guild basses at the VintageGuitar forum
forum index | post message

Guild JS II bass
3 replies
last message by john_rossdale
15/10/2011 04:34

'74 Guild JS 2
4 replies
last message by damons
05/12/2010 16:43

Old Guild Bluesbird bass dating???
7 replies
last message by mrbass
08/10/2010 07:25

Guild B302
0 replies
last message by spats
29/07/2010 11:50

guild 68 starfire II bass
2 replies
last message by tomshepp
17/04/2010 05:40

Unknown Guild Bass
2 replies
last message by Eastman
16/04/2010 06:22



Guild guitars were often very much in the same vein as those of Gibson, and the basses were no exception. There were certainly similarities in woods used, finishes, scale lengths, construction techniques etc; but Guild basses tended to have more nuanced pickups that the overpowering Gibson bass humbucker. The first Guild bass, appearing in 1964 was the solid bodied Jetstar.

The next year, 1965, a bass reminiscent of the Gibson EB2 joined the Guild line. The Guild Starfire range have proved to be some of Guilds most enduring instruments. Early Adopters include Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead and Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane (Jack talks about his Guild basses in detail here) who used these basses, often with heavy modifications in the late 1960s.

In 1967, the M-85 Bluesbird bass was added to the line, before in 1970 the JS bass was launched to replace the Jetstar.

The JS was ultimately replaced by the B-301 and B-302.

Guild Electric Basses

Guild Starfire Bass
1968 Guild Starfire I bass
Guild Jetstar Bass
Guild JS Bass
Guild B-301 Bass
Guild B-302 Bass
1978 Guild B-302F fretless bass
soundclips
Guild M-85 Bluesbird Bass
Guild SB-201
Guild SB-202
Guild SB-203
Guild SB-502E
Guild X-701
Guild X-702


US ebay listings

1967 Guild Starfire IV

Current price: $1400.00
buy it now
Time left: 26d 14h 22m
Vintage 1964 Guild Starfire IV Electric Guitar. Made in USA. Cherry Red.

Current price: $1825.00
buy it now
Time left: 21h 9m
Guild Starfire III Star Fire 3 Guitar Natural Blonde Westerly USA S/N AG302022

Current price: $1200.00
buy it now
Time left: 2d 10h 35m
Bigsby® Guild B6 Chrome Vibrato Tailpiece~Starfire Guitars~3511055171~Brand New

Current price: $129.95
buy it now
Time left: 19d 17h 42m
De Armond by Guild Starfire Custom Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar w/ Orig. Case

Current price: $465.00

Time left: 3d 13h 18m
1971 Guild Jet Star 1 (JS1) Bass Black vintage

Current price: $999.99
buy it now
Time left: 4d 19h 46m
Vintage 1964 Made in USA Guild Starfire III Starfire 3 Electric Guitar

Current price: $1349.99
buy it now
Time left: 1d 15h 57m
Guild Starfire SF-IV Semi Hollow Electric Guitar - Cherry w/ OHSC

Current price: $865.44
buy it now
Time left: 19d 18h 6m
Guild De Armond Jetstar Bass Black Great Condition Great Player Dearmond

Current price: $189.99

Time left: 3d 14h 34m
Guild Starfire II Rare Black Finish Vintge 1964 Hoboken NJ USA / RARE *!*!*!*!*!

Current price: $1895.00
buy it now
Time left: 26d 10h 17m
Guild Starfire IV Wine Red beauty minty wohsc

Current price: $1450.00
buy it now
Time left: 12d 13h 10m
VINTAGE GUILD PICKUP 1965 FOR STARFIRE III BLUESBIRD THUNDERBIRD 1966

Current price: $99.95
buy it now
Time left: 4d 18h 39m
Guild Starfire Electric Guitar

Current price: $1095.00
buy it now
Time left: 1d 10h 24m
1972 Guild JS Jetstar II Bass Guitar LEFT HANDED

Current price: $2299.00
buy it now
Time left: 29d 11h 39m
Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: $1299.00
buy it now
Time left: 29d 14h 14m
VINTAGE GUILD KNOBS 1965 FOR GUILD STARFIRE III STARFIRE V BLUESBIRD 1966

Current price: $59.95
buy it now
Time left: 4d 18h 39m
'96 Westerly Guild Starfire IV WOHSC - Excellent Condition Antique Burst

Current price: $1399.00
buy it now
Time left: 13d 11h 22m
1997 Guild Starfire II and Starfire III guitars return photo print Ad

Current price: $9.99
buy it now
Time left: 29d 15h 10m
VINTAGE GUILD CHROME "G" TAILPIECE 1965 FOR STARFIRE III CE-100D

Current price: $49.95
buy it now
Time left: 4d 18h 39m
1974 Guild Starfire SF-4 Guitar Photo Print Ad

Current price: $7.99
buy it now
Time left: 29d 17h 57m
See more results on eBay here


UK ebay listings

Guild, Starfire V, bigsby, new

Current price: £855.00
buy it now
Time left: 22d 6h 20m
Guild Starfire 12 string electric semi acoustic 1960's model number DC 259

Current price: £510.00
buy it now
Time left: 11h 28m
Guild Starfire IV, semi hollowbody, Cherry Red, Case, New (Brand New In Box)

Current price: £620.00
buy it now
Time left: 28d 11h 14m
Guild Starfire IV - double cut away - semi hollow bodied - Electric guitar

Current price: £600.00
buy it now
Time left: 18d 12h 9m
Guild Custom Shop Starfire IV Minty WOHSC

Current price: £1086.60
buy it now
Time left: 11d 21h 24m
Guild Starfire II Rare Black Finish Vintge 1964 Hoboken NJ USA / RARE *!*!*!*!*!

Current price: £1211.95
buy it now
Time left: 26d 10h 17m
1963 GUILD STARFIRE II ELECTRIC GUITAR IN ORIGINAL CASE

Current price: £1599.00
buy it now
Time left: 27d 8h 20m
Bigsby® Guild B6 Chrome Vibrato Tailpiece~Starfire Guitars~3511055171~Brand New

Current price: £83.11
buy it now
Time left: 19d 17h 42m
Guild Starfire V In Red With Bigsby

Current price: £899.00
buy it now
Time left: 23d 6h 55m
Guild DEARMOND JetStar Bass guitar

Current price: £130.00
buy it now
Time left: 1d 12h 1m
Vintage 1960s Guild Volume Knob for Starfire T100 Capri Artist Award Polaris Etc

Current price: £11.48
buy it now
Time left: 17d 23h 16m
Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: £830.78
buy it now
Time left: 29d 14h 14m
1961 GUILD STARFIRE. SINGLE CUTAWAY, CHERRY, DeARMONDS.

Current price: £1895.00
buy it now
Time left: 10d 6h 53m
Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

Current price: £830.78
buy it now
Time left: 23d 18h 35m
1974 Guild Starfire SF-4 Guitar Photo Print Ad

Current price: £5.11
buy it now
Time left: 29d 17h 57m
1967 Guild Starfire II First One off the Line! Serial Number EK-2099 Cherry Red!

Current price: £1211.95
buy it now
Time left: 19d 18h 15m
GUILD M-85 BASS BLACK W/HARDSHELL CASE

Current price: £575.59
buy it now
Time left: 5d 8h 12m
Guild B301 1976 bass guitar

Current price: £475.00
buy it now
Time left: 1d 12h 28m
Guild Starfire IV Wine Red beauty minty wohsc

Current price: £927.35
buy it now
Time left: 12d 13h 10m
Bigsby® Guild B6 Chrome Vibrato Tailpiece~Starfire Guitars~3511055171~Brand New

Current price: £87.02
buy it now
Time left: 19d 19h 26m
See more results on eBay here


German ebay listings

Bigsby Guild B6 Chrom Vibrato Saiten Starfire-Gitarre 3511055171 Brand NEU

Current price: €109.79
buy it now
Time left: 7d 9h 50m
Guild Starfire IV 1974 orig. Case,Mint, Hangtags,Collectors!

Current price: €2390.00
buy it now
Time left: 9d 9h 10m
1979 Guild Starfire IV 4 Real Vintage Gibson Saiten

Current price: €2690.00
buy it now
Time left: 29d 7h 30m
Guild Starfire III Bigsby Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €949.00
buy it now
Time left: 9h 48m
Guild Starfire IV Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €1049.00
buy it now
Time left: 23d 7h 38m
Luthiers Construction Plans for Guild Starfire

Current price: €12.74
buy it now
Time left: 10d 1h 42m
See more results on eBay here

Comment on this article

All comments are moderated. Name and email details are required.

Name
Email address
Your comments

Anti-spam question - just to prove you are a real person

How many legs does a tripod have?



2004-2014 vintageguitarandbass.com | Contact Us | Terms and Conditions | Links


Gibson bass guitars | Guitar reviews | Vintage guitar values | Vintage guitar parts