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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

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
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Guild M-85 Bluesbird Bass
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Guild Starfire 4 Guitar 1979-1983 Lefty Left handed Antique Sunburst LH

Current price: $900.00
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1979 GUILD B-302 BASS GUITAR MAKES YOU GLAD YOUR A BASS PLAYER! GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: $7.99
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New Guild Starfire IV Electric Guitar w/ Case

Current price: $1079.99
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Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

Current price: $1299.00
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90s Guild Starfire 3 W/OHSC beautiful cond. pro headstock rprr cherry no reserve

Current price: $795.00
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1968 Guild Starfire Bass II+Quantum Bass amp print Ad

Current price: $8.50
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1980 Son Seals plays the Blues with a Guild Starfire 4 guitar photo print Ad

Current price: $8.50
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lefty left handed Guild Dearmond Starfire Custom

Current price: $450.00
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RARE FENDER CUSTOM SHOP CHRIS FLEMING MASTERBUILT Guild Starfire III w/promo VHS

Current price: $3800.00
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Guild Starfire Bass - A True Guild Classic Returns #21730

Current price: $1099.99
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Vintage Guild Jetstar JS 2 II short-scale bass, 1977, eb style

Current price: $590.00

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Guild Starfire IV - Gorgeous Flamed Amber - Rare

Current price: $1800.00

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1976 GUILD STARFIRE USA HUMBUCKER PICKUP / 7,01 K

Current price: $285.00
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Guild DeArmond Starfire Custom Electric Guitar, Semi-hollow body

Current price: $575.00

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GUILD STARFIRE FRAMED PICTURE AD

Current price: $9.99
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DeArmond by Guild Starfire Special, Semi Hollow body.

Current price: $675.00
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1979 GUILD B-301 LONG SCALE BASS GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: $9.99
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GUILD STARFIRE III CHERRY RED W/BIGSBY ELECTRIC GUITAR HARDSHELL INCLUDED

Current price: $1099.99
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1974 Guild Starfire II Original Archtop Hollowbody Guitar Walnut Finish!!

Current price: $2195.00
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1978 Guild B-302 bass guitar photo print Ad

Current price: $8.50
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UK ebay listings

1979 GUILD B-302 BASS GUITAR MAKES YOU GLAD YOUR A BASS PLAYER! GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: £4.76
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Time left: 16h 18m
Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

Current price: £773.58
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Guild Starfire Bass - A True Guild Classic Returns #21730

Current price: £655.07
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Time left: 1d 16h 30m
1979 GUILD B-301 LONG SCALE BASS GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: £5.95
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Time left: 2d 7h 59m
1974 Guild Starfire II Original Archtop Hollowbody Guitar Walnut Finish!!

Current price: £1307.17
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Bigsby® Guild B6 Gold Vibrato Tailpiece~Starfire Guitars~3511055173~Brand New

Current price: £95.25
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Guild Starfire III OHSC USA Westerly Made *Mint* OHSC + Tags Archtop Jazz Hollow

Current price: £1099.00
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Guild Starfire III Bigsby Electric Guitar Cherry Red Mahogany with Case

Current price: £583.61
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GUILD STARFIRE II & III GUITAR FENDER VIBROLUX REVERB AMP PRINT AD

Current price: £5.95
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★☆★☆ 2012 GUILD STARFIRE SF-1 BASS LIMITED EDITION/ CHERRY/ ONLY 11 MADE

Current price: £1488.80
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1974 GUILD STARFIRE GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: £5.95
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Guild Starfire III with Bigsby Electric Guitar - Cherry Red, w/ Case

Current price: £655.07
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VINTAGE 1965 GUILD STARFIRE STAR FIRE III 3 THREE ELECTRIC GUITAR

Current price: £952.83
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1980 GUILD STARFIRE 4 ELECTRIC BLUES BY BUDDY GUY A PRO'S PRO GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: £5.95
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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: £773.58
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1962 GUILD STARFIRE III TRUSS ROD COVER VINTAGE GUILD TRUSS ROD COVER W/SCREWS

Current price: £59.55
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Vintage 1971 Guild M-85 II Electric Bass Burgundy Plays Great All Original HSC

Current price: £1488.21
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Guild Starfire III Bigsby Electric Guitar Cherry Red Mahogany with Case

Current price: £583.61
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Vintage 1968 Guild Hippie Era Guitar Catalog Brochure Price List Starfire Bass

Current price: £26.20
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1971 Guild S-100, JS II Bass & M-75G Bluesbird Guitar Original Magazine Ad

Current price: £3.87
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