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

Current price: $129.95
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DEARMOND (GUILD) STARFIRE SEMI HOLLOW BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR & DEARMOND HARD CASE

Current price: $399.99
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'96 Westerly Guild Starfire IV WOHSC - Excellent Condition Antique Burst

Current price: $1399.00
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Guild Starfire SF-IV Semi Hollow Electric Guitar - Cherry w/ OHSC

Current price: $999.99
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1977 Guild SF-4 Rare Original Black "Nice" Starfire

Current price: $1650.00
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1980 Guild B302-A Electric Bass Guitar Excellent! Free Shipping.

Current price: $1250.00
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Guild Starfire III - Amber (1962)

Current price: $1699.99
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1972 Guild S-50 Jetstar Electric

Current price: $999.00
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Guild Starfire III Electric Guitar

Current price: $1800.00
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Guild DeArmond Starfire Custom Semi-hollow left handed

Current price: $375.00

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Guild M-85 Bass Black *NOW IN STOCK!* w/ Hardshell Case

Current price: $929.00
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Guild Starfire !VBeauty With hard Case

Current price: $1425.00
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(1) GUILD KNOB BLACK & GOLD 100 STARFIRE III IV GUITAR & BASS 3511045253

Current price: $19.99
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1979 Guild SF-4 Starfire IV Semi Hollow Electric Guitar - Natural w/ OHSC

Current price: $1749.99
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1968 Guild Starfire II # EK 3028

Current price: $2000.00
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Guild Custom Shop Starfire IV Minty WOHSC

Current price: $1699.00
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1966 Guild Starfire Bass #BA430 Not a Heavy Modern Copy ABB Swamp Cabbage

Current price: $3500.00
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Passive Silver Guild Vintage Bass Humbucker pickup Mid 60 early 70

Current price: $29.99
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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: $1299.00
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Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

Current price: $1299.00
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Guild Starfire III - Amber (1962)

Current price: £1053.87
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Guild Starfire IV Reissue (335)

Current price: £520.00
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Time left: 5d 3h 37m
Guild Custom Shop Starfire IV Minty WOHSC

Current price: £1053.25
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Bigsby® Guild B6 Chrome Vibrato Tailpiece~Starfire Guitars~3511055171~Brand New

Current price: £80.56
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Guild Starfire !VBeauty With hard Case

Current price: £883.39
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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 IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: £805.28
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1977 Guild SF-4 Rare Original Black "Nice" Starfire

Current price: £1022.88
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Time left: 10d 2h 10m
Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

Current price: £805.28
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(1) GUILD KNOB BLACK & GOLD 100 STARFIRE III IV GUITAR & BASS 3511045253

Current price: £12.39
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Time left: 8d 3h 47m
1970 vintage brown Guild guitar case handle for Starfire X 500 175 archtop

Current price: £6.19
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NEW Genuine Guild Wiring Harness For Starfire III/IV Guitars - 009-9120-049

Current price: £24.79
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De Armond Guild Starfire Custom

Current price: £616.82
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Guild Starfire III Guitar

Current price: £350.00

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Guild Starfire IV USED

Current price: £1084.87
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Guild Starfire V

Current price: £2699.00
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Guild 1980's Starfire IV Beauty WOHSC

Current price: £988.78
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Luthiers Construction Plans for Guild Starfire

Current price: £9.99
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Guild Starfire III Bigsby Electric Guitar Cherry Red Mahog with Case

Current price: £557.93
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1979 GUILD B-302 BASS GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: £4.95
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Time left: 18d 4h 59m
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German ebay listings

DeArmond Guild 4 String Bass Jet Star USA retro Goth Rockabilly Lack 1500,- NP!

Current price: €200.00

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Guild Starfire V, Semi Hollowbody, Tremolo, Case, New

Current price: €1099.00
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Guild Starfire IV, Semi Hollowbody, Cherry Red, Case, New

Current price: €1045.00
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Luthiers Construction Plans for Guild Starfire

Current price: €12.61
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1972 Guild Starfire IV - Sunburst!! -

Current price: €2610.00
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1997 Guild Starfire II - Tobacco Sunburst - Flames!!!

Current price: €2445.00
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