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'74 Guild JS 2
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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
Guild SB-201
Guild SB-202
Guild SB-203
Guild SB-502E
Guild X-701
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Guild M-85 Bass Black LN

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USED GUILD STARFIRE BASS II w/ Original Hardshell Case

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Guild Starfire Bass II Natural

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Guild Starfire Electric Bass Cherry Red

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Guild Starfire IV Natural Beauty with Flame Westerly

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DeArmond Jet Star Special by Guild Jetstar Spel Thunderbird

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DeArmond Starfire by Guild - first addition MIK

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guild Starfire iv WOHSC

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Guild Starfire IV Natural Beauty with Flame Westerly

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Guild B302 F fretless bass guitar, 1979

Current price: £900.00
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1975 Guild JS Bass II w/ Rare & Beautiful Acorn Engraving & OHSC - AMAZING BASS!

Current price: £1297.01
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1963 Guild Starfire lll (3) with OHSC

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Guild Starfire III Electric Guitar with Bigsby Mint Original pkg 1 Year Warranty

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GUILD STARFIRE II WESTERLY MADE GREAT CONDITION WOHSC

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Guild Starfire V

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