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

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

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

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

guild 68 starfire II bass
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17/04/2010 05:40

Unknown Guild Bass
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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

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1968 Guild Starfire I bass
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Vintage1967 GUILD STARFIRE IV ELECTRIC GUITAR Red Mahogany OHSC Free Shipping

Current price: $1950.00
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Gulid Bass B-301 BK frettless nice

Current price: $310.00
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Vintage Tuners from 1967 Guild Starfire Bass-Reverse tune-Gibson-complete

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1966 Guild Starfire IV

Current price: $1799.00
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Vintage Grover Electric Guitar Tuners Tuning Peg Lot Fit Guild Starfire

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2012 GUILD STARFIRE I SF-1 BASS LIMITED EDITION/ CHERRY/ ONLY 11 MADE

Current price: $2213.39
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1999 Guild DeArmond Starfire Custom Semi Hollow Body Guitar with Original HSC

Current price: $475.00
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1976 Guild B-301 Electric Bass w/ hard case

Current price: $900.00
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NEAR MINT GUILD STARFIRE II WESTERLY RARE BLACK LOOKS PLAYS & SOUNDS GREAT TONE!

Current price: $440.00
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Vintage 1977 Guild Starfire SFB-2 Hollowbody Bass Guitar [Sheryl Crow]

Current price: $3599.99
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1972 Guild JS Jetstar II Bass Guitar LEFT HANDED

Current price: $2199.00
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Vintage 1969 Guild Starfire III Hollow Body Electric Guitar Plays Great w/ Case

Current price: $2395.00
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Guild M-85 Bass Black LN

Current price: $1004.39
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Hagstom Swede 1970's bass guitar counterpart to Guild M-85 II bass includes case

Current price: $799.00

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Vintage 1950's Guild Starfire T-100 or Similar Electric Guitar Hard Case Brown

Current price: $395.00
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1971 Guild Jet Star 1 (JS1) Bass Black vintage

Current price: $919.99
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Guild DeArmond Starfire Custom - Excellent Condition - Guild Hardshell Case

Current price: $635.00
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70's Guild GUITAR TUNERS M-75 CHROME PLATED Starfire CE 100 D 50

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1970 Guild Starfire III w Hard Case - AMAZING PLAYING GUITAR QUALITY VINTAGE

Current price: $2250.00
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[Rare] De Armond By Guild Starfire Special Electric Guitar #MF26

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2012 GUILD STARFIRE I SF-1 BASS LIMITED EDITION/ CHERRY/ ONLY 11 MADE

Current price: £1432.24
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1974 Guild Starfire

Current price: £650.00
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Vintage 1969 Guild Starfire III Hollow Body Electric Guitar Plays Great w/ Case

Current price: £1549.76
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Vintage 1950's Guild Starfire T-100 or Similar Electric Guitar Hard Case Brown

Current price: £255.60
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GUILD STARFIRE IV CHERRY RED W/HARDSHELL CASE BRAND NEW KSG1400252

Current price: £698.84
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GUILD STARFIRE BASS CHERRY RED W/HARDSHELL CASE KSG1400262

Current price: £711.78
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Vintage 1978 Guild B-302 Electric Bass Guitar Plays & Sounds Great w/ Gig Bag!!

Current price: £581.73
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Vintage 1976 Guild M-85 II BluesBird Bass Plays Great Sounds HUGE w/ Hard Case

Current price: £1617.06
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VINTAGE GUILD 1973 JS II NB 'STEREO' BASS GUITAR. MINT & RARE

Current price: £1399.00
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USED GUILD STARFIRE STAR FIRE IV SF4 SF-4 SF 4 ELECTRIC GUITAR WESTERLY, RI USA

Current price: £1164.75
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Guild Electric Guitar 12 String Starfire or Similar Hard Shell Case Clean Nice!

Current price: £190.89
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1969 GUILD USA STARFIRE BASS CASE fits also GIBSON EB 2 SEMI BASS

Current price: £350.00
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Vintage 1967 Guild Starfire V Simi Hollow guitar Amazing tone all original INT’L

Current price: £1743.89
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Guild USA 80's Starfire SF-4 SF-IV Rare Black Electric Guitar Original Hard Case

Current price: £1413.87
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Guild Starfire BASS Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar

Current price: £678.79
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1961 GUILD STARFIRE. SINGLE CUTAWAY, CHERRY, DeARMONDS.

Current price: £1895.00
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Guild Starfire Semi-Hollow Electric Bass Guitar w/ Case

Current price: £581.73
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1967 GUILD Starfire I Bass a real original Sunburst SF I Bass !

Current price: £2261.55
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GUILD Starfire III w/Bigsby, Thin Hollowbody Cherry ELECTRIC GUITAR w/Case NEW

Current price: £683.96
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Guild Starfire IV Wine Red beauty minty wohsc

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Guild Starfire III Bigsby Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €949.00
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Guild Starfire IV Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €1049.00
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Guild Starfire III Cherry Red inkl. Koffer | Neu

Current price: €999.00
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1972 Guild Starfire IV - Sunburst!! -

Current price: €2610.00
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Guild Starfire III Cherry Red E-Gitarre inkl. Koffer E-Gitarre | Neu

Current price: €999.00
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Guild Starfire V Bigsby Trans Cherry - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €1099.00
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