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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

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1968 Guild Starfire I bass
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1978 Guild B-302F fretless bass
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NEW! Guild Starfire Bass Guitar Tailpiece #009-9127-049

Current price: $40.00
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VINTAGE GUILD STARFIRE ELECTRIC GUITAR - HOLLOW BODY W/CASE

Current price: $1250.00
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'96 Westerly Guild Starfire IV WOHSC - Excellent Condition Antique Burst

Current price: $1399.00
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Bigsby® Guild B6 Chrome Vibrato Tailpiece~Starfire Guitars~3511055171~Brand New

Current price: $129.95
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1960 Guild Starfire Hard Case Brown Pebble Grain w/Burgundy RARE !!!!!!!!!!!!

Current price: $369.00
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Guild Starfire SF-IV Semi Hollow Electric Guitar - Cherry w/ OHSC

Current price: $999.99
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1977 Guild B301-A Ash Bass Neck & Body project Luthier Project

Current price: $177.50
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Guild Starfire IV Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Case

Current price: $827.77
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1980 Guild B-302 Bass Guitar White Finish with Case

Current price: $999.00
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1976 GUILD STARFIRE USA HUMBUCKER / 7,01 K

Current price: $285.00
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Dearmond Starfire Custom Guitar W/Bigsby By Guild

Current price: $600.00
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1970s Guild B301/B302 Bass bridge w/ Posts and adjusting screw

Current price: $79.00
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1979 Guild SF-4 Starfire IV Semi Hollow Electric Guitar - Natural w/ OHSC

Current price: $1699.99
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Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

Current price: $1299.00
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(1) GUILD KNOB BLACK & GOLD 100 STARFIRE III IV GUITAR & BASS 3511045253

Current price: $19.99
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Guild 1980's Starfire IV Beauty WOHSC

Current price: $1595.00
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1973 Guild M-85 II Bass Guitar with Original Case

Current price: $2250.00
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1970s Guild B301/B302 Bass Pickup Original Vintage Item LOOK!

Current price: $99.00
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Guild Starfire III - Amber (1962)

Current price: $1699.99
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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: $1299.00
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UK ebay listings

NEW! Guild Starfire Bass Guitar Tailpiece #009-9127-049

Current price: £24.96
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Time left: 6d 19h 42m
De Armond Guild Starfire Bass

Current price: £250.00
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Bigsby® Guild B6 Chrome Vibrato Tailpiece~Starfire Guitars~3511055171~Brand New

Current price: £80.34
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Guild Custom Shop Starfire IV Minty WOHSC

Current price: £1060.38
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Bigsby® Guild B6 Chrome Vibrato Tailpiece~Starfire Guitars~3511055171~Brand New

Current price: £81.10
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Guild Starfire !VBeauty With hard Case

Current price: £889.37
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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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Guild Starfire III - Amber (1962)

Current price: £1061.00
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De Armond Guild Starfire Custom

Current price: £499.30
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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: £810.73
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de armond Guild Starfire Special

Current price: £400.00
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1970 vintage brown Guild guitar case handle for Starfire X 500 175 archtop

Current price: £6.23
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Guild Starfire IV Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Case

Current price: £516.63
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Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

Current price: £810.73
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1961 GUILD STARFIRE. SINGLE CUTAWAY, CHERRY, DeARMONDS.

Current price: £1895.00
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1960 Guild Starfire Hard Case Brown Pebble Grain w/Burgundy RARE !!!!!!!!!!!!

Current price: £230.30
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Time left: 28d 16h 22m
Guild Starfire Pickup Upgrade Service

Current price: £94.99
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Vintage Guild Starfire V

Current price: £2699.00
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(1) GUILD KNOB BLACK & GOLD 100 STARFIRE III IV GUITAR & BASS 3511045253

Current price: £12.48
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Time left: 27d 12h 45m
Guild 1980's Starfire IV Beauty WOHSC

Current price: £995.48
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Time left: 4d 11h 20m
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German ebay listings

Vintage Guild Starfire VI Stereo ES 335

Current price: €1608.00
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Guild Starfire III Bigsby Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €949.00
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Guild Starfire V Bigsby Trans Cherry - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €1099.00
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Guild Starfire V, Semi Hollowbody, Tremolo, Case, New

Current price: €1099.00
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Luthiers Construction Plans for Guild Starfire

Current price: €12.68
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Guild Starfire IV, Semi Hollowbody, Cherry Red, Case, New

Current price: €1045.00
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