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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
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Guild Starfire IV Electric Guitar Cherry Red 3792100866

Current price: $899.00
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2016 Guild Starfire VI Double Cutaway in Blonde with Case and Pro Setup!

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1966(?) Guild Starfire III (3) Guitar with Carry Case

Current price: $2250.00
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1973 Guild JS-II Jetstar Oak Leaf & Acorn Vintage Electric Bass Guitar w/ Case

Current price: $1699.99
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1967 Guild Starfire XII 12-String Hollow Body Electric Guitar

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Guild Starfire IV Westerly Beauty WOHSC

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Guild Starfire IV Hollowbody Electric Guitar In Emerald Green With Deluxe Case

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Guild Starfire II Black Beauty Westerly WOHSC

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1973 Guild JS-II Jetstar Oak Leaf & Acorn Vintage Electric Bass Guitar w/ Case

Current price: £1311.72
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Guild B301 F 1978 Fretless Bass

Current price: £650.00
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Guild Starfire VI in Blonde Newark St. Collection with Hard Case , Rare !!!

Current price: £899.00
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1967 Guild Starfire XII 12-String Hollow Body Electric Guitar

Current price: £1003.08
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1966(?) Guild Starfire III (3) Guitar with Carry Case

Current price: £1736.11
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Guild Starfire II ST in Natural

Current price: £695.00
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Guild Starfire III in Cherry Red

Current price: £901.00
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GUILD DE ARMOND STARFIRE CUSTOM

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German ebay listings

1971 Guild Jet Star 1 JS1 original USA

Current price: €1095.00
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Guild B 301F von 1979; Fretless Bass

Current price: €990.00
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GUILD - B402-A BASS - 1980 - Vintage

Current price: €1690.00
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Guild Starfire II Bass Natural

Current price: €1299.00
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Guild Starfire VI Blonde

Current price: €1489.00
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Guild Starfire II ST Nat

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