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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
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1978 Guild B-302F fretless bass
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Bigsby® Guild B6 Chrome Vibrato Tailpiece~Starfire Guitars~3511055171~Brand New

Current price: $129.95
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Guild Starfire II

Current price: $800.00

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

Current price: $930.99
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'96 Westerly Guild Starfire IV WOHSC - Excellent Condition Antique Burst

Current price: $1399.00
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Guild Starfire III Electric Guitar with Bigsby Mint Original pkg 1 Year Warranty

Current price: $877.77
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Guild Starfire II bass - 1970

Current price: $4000.00
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Guild Starfire III Electric Guitar

Current price: $1600.00
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1979 Guild SF-4 Starfire IV Semi Hollow Electric Guitar - Natural w/ OHSC

Current price: $1614.99
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Used Guild Starfire III Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar Blonde SD-1 Pickups

Current price: $1399.00
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Guild Starfire IV 4

Current price: $1225.00
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Guild Starfire IV Semi Hollow Electric Guitar Cherry Red with Case

Current price: $899.99
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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: $1299.00
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1999 Guild Starfire V guitar,Starfire II guitar photo print Ad

Current price: $9.99
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Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

Current price: $1299.00
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Guild De Armond Jetstar Bass Black Great Condition Great Player Dearmond

Current price: $199.00

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Vintage 1964 Made in USA Guild Starfire III Starfire 3 Electric Guitar

Current price: $2050.00
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Guild Benedetto Signature Johnny Smith Award Archtop Guitar - Signed by JS

Current price: $6999.99
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Guild Starfire IV/rhode island Electric Guitar

Current price: $1499.00
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Vintage 1967 Guild Starfire Bass Guitar

Current price: $1995.00
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DeArmond Starfire Custom by Guild - new price - 10 DAYS

Current price: $650.00
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UK ebay listings

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

Current price: £82.89
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Time left: 17d 13h 55m
GUILD Dearmond JETSTAR - Bass guitar

Current price: £179.00
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Guild Starfire IV, semi hollowbody, Cherry Red, Case, New (Brand New In Box)

Current price: £730.00
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Guild Custom Shop Starfire IV Minty WOHSC

Current price: £1083.68
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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: £82.14
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Time left: 17d 15h 27m
Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: £828.55
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Time left: 27d 10h 26m
De Armond Guild Starfire Custom

Current price: £510.27
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1961 GUILD STARFIRE. SINGLE CUTAWAY, CHERRY, DeARMONDS.

Current price: £1895.00
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Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

Current price: £828.55
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Time left: 21d 14h 47m
1970 vintage brown Guild guitar case handle for Starfire X 500 175 archtop

Current price: £6.37
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Time left: 10d 6h 13m
Vintage 1967 Guild Starfire V Simi Hollow guitar Amazing tone all original INT’L

Current price: £1782.75
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1974 GUILD STARFIRE GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: £6.37
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Guild B301-F Fretless Bass Guitar - Very Rare Classic

Current price: £500.00
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Luthiers Construction Plans for Guild Starfire

Current price: £9.99
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(1) GUILD KNOB BLACK & GOLD 100 STARFIRE III IV GUITAR & BASS 3511045253

Current price: £12.75
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GUILD STARFIRE II & III GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: £5.10
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Time left: 12d 4h 34m
1979 GUILD B-302 BASS GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: £6.37
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Time left: 18d 13h 2m
1979 Guild Starfire IV Guitar Natural Finish Vintage USA OHSC!!!

Current price: £1400.05
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1980 GUILD SON SEALS STARFIRE 4 GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: £6.37
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Time left: 27d 13h 41m
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German ebay listings

Guild Starfire IV Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €1049.00
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Time left: 21d 3h 50m
Guild Starfire III Bigsby Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €949.00
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Time left: 28d 6h 1m
Luthiers Construction Plans for Guild Starfire

Current price: €12.62
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Time left: 7d 21h 55m
Guild Starfire V Bigsby Trans Cherry - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €1099.00
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Time left: 28d 6h 1m
1972 Guild Starfire IV - Sunburst!! -

Current price: €2610.00
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Time left: 8d 23h 51m
1997 Guild Starfire II - Tobacco Sunburst - Flames!!!

Current price: €2445.00
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Time left: 2d 7h 49m
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