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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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NEW Guild Starfire IV Stoptail Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar - FREE SHIP

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1998 Blonde Guild Starfire III 3 Rare Westerly Rhode Island Case Pre-Fender SF3

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Guild Starfire Bass II Natural

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Guild Starfire XII 1967 Vintage 12 String all original

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Guild 1967 Sunburst Starfire IV Body & Neck

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Guild Starfire III 1968 - USA made - great player.

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Guild Starfire III Hollow Body w/ Guild Vibrato Tailpiece (Black) Used

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1998 Blonde Guild Starfire III 3 Rare Westerly Rhode Island Case Pre-Fender SF3

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Guild Starfire VI Blonde

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Guild Starfire IV CR Thinline Hollow Body Archtop inkl. Snark SN-8 Tuner

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GUILD STARFIRE "THE BYRDS/C.HILLMAN" RARE 1965 VINTAGE STYLE SEMI ACOUSTIC BASS*

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