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Guild JS II bass
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'74 Guild JS 2
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Old Guild Bluesbird bass dating???
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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
Guild SB-201
Guild SB-202
Guild SB-203
Guild SB-502E
Guild X-701
Guild X-702

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Vintage 1966 Guild Starfire II Hollowbody Guitar W/ Original Case Hoboken NJ

Current price: $511.00
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VINTAGE GUILD 1963 BASS GUITAR,4 STRING RH, M-85 II, MAROON IN BLACK GUILD CASE

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Guild Starfire V Original 1966 W/ Gibson, Gretsch, Harmony Hard Case No Reserve

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GUILD Starfire Bass Factory Humbucker Bass Guitar Pick Ups Matched Pair 1998

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Vintage1967 GUILD STARFIRE IV ELECTRIC GUITAR Red Mahogany OHSC Free Shipping

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1966 GUILD STARFIRE III CHERRY

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NIB 60's Guild Jetstar Truss Cover

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UK ebay listings

GUILD STARFIRE IV GUITAR (GIBSON 335 HIGH QUALITY ALTERNATIVE)

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VINTAGE GUILD 1973 JS II NB 'STEREO' BASS GUITAR. MINT & RARE

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German ebay listings

Guild Starfire V Bigsby Trans Cherry - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €1099.00
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Guild Starfire IV Cherry Red E-Gitarre inkl. Koffer | Neu

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Guild Starfire IV Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

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Guild Starfire IV Cherry Red E-Gitarre inkl. Koffer | Neu

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Guild Starfire III Cherry Red E-Gitarre inkl. Koffer E-Gitarre | Neu

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Guild Starfire III Cherry Red E-Gitarre inkl. Koffer E-Gitarre | Neu

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