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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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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.

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Bigsby® Guild B6 Chrome Vibrato Tailpiece~Starfire Guitars~3511055171~Brand New

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Vintage Guild Starfire Bass Guitar BA 1617 Needs tlc "neck"

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Guild M-85 Bass Black

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'96 Westerly Guild Starfire IV WOHSC - Excellent Condition Antique Burst

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GUILD STARFIRE IV, OHSC

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Guild Starfire SF-IV Semi Hollow Electric Guitar - Cherry w/ OHSC

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1966 GUILD STARFIRE IV GUITAR PARTS

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VINTAGE GUILD PICKUP 1967 FOR STARFIRE III BLUESBIRD THUNDERBIRD 1968

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Guild M-85 Bass Black *NOW IN STOCK!* w/ Hardshell Case

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Guild Starfire III - Amber (1962)

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VINTAGE GUILD PICKGUARD 1967 FOR GUILD STARFIRE III

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1972 Guild S-50 Jetstar Electric

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Guild Starfire !VBeauty With hard Case

Current price: $1425.00
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VINTAGE WIRING HARNESS CTS POTS 1967 FOR GUILD STARFIRE III STARFIRE V

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1979 Guild SF-4 Starfire IV Semi Hollow Electric Guitar - Natural w/ OHSC

Current price: $1662.49
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Guild Starfire III Electric Guitar

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VINTAGE GUILD CHROME "G" TAILPIECE 1967 FOR STARFIRE III

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Guild Starfire IV Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Case

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(1) GUILD KNOB BLACK & GOLD 100 STARFIRE III IV GUITAR & BASS 3511045253

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VINTAGE GUILD STARFIRE III 1967 CHERRY RED EZ PROJECT

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Guild Custom Shop Starfire IV Minty WOHSC

Current price: £1059.72
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Guild Starfire IV Reissue (335)

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Guild Starfire III - Amber (1962)

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Guild Starfire !VBeauty With hard Case

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Guild Starfire 12 string electric semi acoustic 1960's model number DC 259

Current price: £1999.00
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Bigsby® Guild B6 Chrome Vibrato Tailpiece~Starfire Guitars~3511055171~Brand New

Current price: £81.05
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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: £810.23
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1970 vintage brown Guild guitar case handle for Starfire X 500 175 archtop

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Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

Current price: £810.23
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(1) GUILD KNOB BLACK & GOLD 100 STARFIRE III IV GUITAR & BASS 3511045253

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NEW Genuine Guild Wiring Harness For Starfire III/IV Guitars - 009-9120-049

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De Armond Guild Starfire Custom

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Guild 1980's Starfire IV Beauty WOHSC

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Guild Starfire III Guitar

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Guild Starfire IV USED

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Vintage Guild Starfire V

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Luthiers Construction Plans for Guild Starfire

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Guild Starfire IV Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Case

Current price: £578.68
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1979 GUILD B-302 BASS GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: £4.98
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1966 Guild Jetstar Guitar & Pin Up Girl Featured on Collector's Envelope

Current price: £3.12
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German ebay listings

DeArmond Guild 4 String Bass Jet Star USA retro Goth Rockabilly Lack 1500,- NP!

Current price: €200.00

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Guild Starfire V, Semi Hollowbody, Tremolo, Case, New

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Guild Starfire V Bigsby Trans Cherry - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €1099.00
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Guild Starfire III Bigsby Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €949.00
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Guild Starfire IV, Semi Hollowbody, Cherry Red, Case, New

Current price: €1045.00
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GUILD STARFIRE 3 SEMIACOUSTIC MIT BIGSBY MADE IN USA BLUES ROCKABILLY!!

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