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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 III Bigsby Electric Guitar Cherry Red Mahogany with Case

Current price: $979.99
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1972 Guild Starfire bass Relic Roadworn nice stage guitar / repaired

Current price: $535.00
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GUILD STARFIRE IV CHERRY RED SEMI HOLLOW NEWARK ST.

Current price: $1079.99
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Guild Starfire IV - Cherry Red (2013)

Current price: $899.99
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Vintage 1964 Guild Starfire II Hollow Body Electric Guitar w/ Original Case NICE

Current price: $2495.00
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DEARMOND STARFIRE SPECIAL BY GUILD SEMI HOLLOW BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR W/ CASE USED

Current price: $450.00
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1966 Guild Starfire IV 4 Natural Archtop Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar USA Made

Current price: $1695.00

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1991 guild starfire IV excellent

Current price: $1550.00
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DeArmond by Guild Starfire - Black w/ Original DeArmond Case

Current price: $550.00
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Guild Starfire III with Bigsby Electric Guitar - Cherry Red, w/ Case

Current price: $999.99
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Guild Vintage Starfire IV with original case

Current price: $1650.00
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VINTAGE GUILD SINGLE COIL BASS PICKUP RARE B 301, 302, 201, 202, 203, X-701,702

Current price: $94.00
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1999 Dearmond by Guild Starfire Semi Hollowbody Black Nice GLOBAL SHIP

Current price: $715.05
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Guild DeArmond Starfire Custom Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar RU

Current price: $499.99
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Guild Starfire III with Bigsby - Cherry Red 728

Current price: $1099.99
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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

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1981 Derek Holt of The Climax Blues Band Guild B-302 bass guitar photo print Ad

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NEW Guild SF Starfire IV 4 Guitar Cherry Red

Current price: $1099.99
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Guild Starfire IV WOHSC Excwllent Condition Westerly Natural Beauty

Current price: $1445.00
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Guild Starfire IV Semi Hollow Electric Guitar Cherry Red with Case

Current price: $1079.99
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UK ebay listings

Guild Thunderbird DeArmond Jetstar Purple USA pickups Vintage Electric Guitar

Current price: £539.00
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1999 Dearmond by Guild Starfire Semi Hollowbody Black Nice GLOBAL SHIP

Current price: £419.03
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Guild Starfire 1, circa 1960

Current price: £700.28
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Guild Starfire IV - Cherry Red (2013)

Current price: £527.40
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De Armond by Guild Starfire Special Semi Hollow Electric Guitar With Hard Case

Current price: £395.00
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Guild Vintage Starfire IV with original case

Current price: £966.92
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GUILD STARFIRE IV BEAUTIFUL NATURAL WOHSC

Current price: £835.07
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Guild Starfire II w/HSC Signed by Ted Nugent

Current price: £1171.44
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Guild Starfire V

Current price: £2699.00
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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: £761.23
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Guild Starfire VI Semi Hollow Electrtic Guitar Made in USA Vintage 1966

Current price: £2051.04
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Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

Current price: £761.23
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Guild Starfire III with Bigsby - Cherry Red 728

Current price: £644.61
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Guild Starfire III Bigsby Electric Guitar Cherry Red Mahogany with Case

Current price: £574.29
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Guild Starfire III with Bigsby Electric Guitar - Cherry Red, w/ Case

Current price: £586.01
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Vintage 1964 Guild Starfire II Hollow Body Electric Guitar w/ Original Case NICE

Current price: £1462.10
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Guild Starfire IV WOHSC Excwllent Condition Westerly Natural Beauty

Current price: £846.79
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Luthiers Construction Plans for Guild Starfire

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Guild Starfire III - The Rock Revolution Returns #21731

Current price: £644.61
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Guild Starfire IV - Transparent Cherry Red 469

Current price: £632.89
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German ebay listings

DeArmond by Guild – Jetstar Schwarz

Current price: €300.00

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De Armond by Guild Starfire E-Bass

Current price: €700.00
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Guild Starfire III Bigsby - Cherry Red

Current price: €799.00
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Guild Starfire V Bigsby - Transparent Cherry

Current price: €949.00
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Guild Starfire IV Blonde Baujahr 1976 VINTAGE - MADE IN USA

Current price: €2399.00
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1966 Guild Starfire 3

Current price: €2390.00
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