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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
Guild JS Bass
Guild B-301 Bass
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1978 Guild B-302F fretless bass
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Guild M-85 Bluesbird Bass
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1980 GUILD STARFIRE 4 ELECTRIC BLUES BY BUDDY GUY A PRO'S PRO GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: $9.99
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90s Guild Starfire 3 W/OHSC beautiful cond. pro headstock rprr cherry no reserve

Current price: $795.00
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Vintage 1980 Guild StarFire IV Electric Guitar

Current price: $1999.00

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GUILD STARFIRE IV CHERRY RED ELECTRIC GUITAR

Current price: $1079.99
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Blond Bombshell 1997 Guild Starfire 3

Current price: $1300.00

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1966 Guild Starfire VI

Current price: $3200.00
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Guild Starfire Bass Guitar (Newark St.™ Collection)

Current price: $1099.99
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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: $1299.00
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Guild Starfire IV hollowbody Guitar

Current price: $1300.00
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1962 GUILD STARFIRE III TRUSS ROD COVER VINTAGE GUILD TRUSS ROD COVER W/SCREWS

Current price: $99.99
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DeArmond by Guild Starfire Special, Semi Hollow body.

Current price: $650.00
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1999 GUILD STARFIRE V, II SERIES SF5 GUITAR PINUP AD

Current price: $7.99

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Vintage 1971 Guild M-85 II Electric Bass Burgundy Plays Great All Original HSC

Current price: $2499.00
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Guild Starfire III Bigsby Electric Guitar Cherry Red Mahogany with Case

Current price: $979.99
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1966 VINTAGE GUILD STARFIRE V Electric guitar with Original case

Current price: $1775.00
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1976 Guild Starfire thin hollow-body electric guitar print Ad

Current price: $8.45

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1979 Guild Starfire 4 guitar photo print Ad

Current price: $8.45

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1968 Guild Starfire Bass II+Quantum Bass amp print Ad

Current price: $8.45

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1980 Son Seals plays the Blues with a Guild Starfire 4 guitar photo print Ad

Current price: $8.45

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Vintage Guild Jetstar JS 2 II short-scale bass, 1977, eb style

Current price: $590.00

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UK ebay listings

1980 GUILD STARFIRE 4 ELECTRIC BLUES BY BUDDY GUY A PRO'S PRO GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: £5.94
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Time left: 1h 11m
Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: £772.13
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1962 GUILD STARFIRE III TRUSS ROD COVER VINTAGE GUILD TRUSS ROD COVER W/SCREWS

Current price: £59.43
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Time left: 1d 1h 58m
Vintage 1971 Guild M-85 II Electric Bass Burgundy Plays Great All Original HSC

Current price: £1485.42
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Time left: 1d 17h 36m
Guild Starfire III Bigsby Electric Guitar Cherry Red Mahogany with Case

Current price: £582.51
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Vintage 1968 Guild Hippie Era Guitar Catalog Brochure Price List Starfire Bass

Current price: £26.15
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Guild Starfire III OHSC USA Westerly Made *Mint* OHSC + Tags Archtop Jazz Hollow

Current price: £1099.00
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1971 Guild S-100, JS II Bass & M-75G Bluesbird Guitar Original Magazine Ad

Current price: £3.86
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1968 Guild Starfire IV Guitar & Superbird II Amp Original Magazine Ad

Current price: £3.86
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1974 Guild Starfire II Original Archtop Hollowbody Guitar Walnut Finish!!

Current price: £1304.72
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One Vintage Bass Side '30s-50s Grover Sta-Tite USA Guitar Tuner ! Martin Guild

Current price: £27.93
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1977 LONG SCALE BASS FROM GUILD THE B-301 PHOTO AD

Current price: £5.94
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1977 THE GREAT LONG SCALE BASS B-301 GUILD GUITAR PROMO AD

Current price: £5.94
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1979 GLAD YOU'RE THE BASS PLAYER GUILD B-302 AD

Current price: £5.94
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1979 MAKES YOU GLAD THE GUILD B-302 ELECTRIC GUITAR AD

Current price: £5.94
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Guild Starfire III with Bigsby Electric Guitar - Cherry Red, w/ Case

Current price: £653.84
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1962 GUILD STARFIRE III WIRING HARNESS POTS JACK & SWITCH GENUINE VINTAGE PART

Current price: £118.88
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★☆★☆ 2012 GUILD STARFIRE SF-1 BASS LIMITED EDITION/ CHERRY/ ONLY 11 MADE

Current price: £1486.01
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1980 GUILD SON SEALS STARFIRE 4 GUITAR PRINT AD

Current price: £5.94
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Vintage 1979 Guild Electric Guitar/Bass Volume Tone Pot PROJECT Starfire S-300

Current price: £26.75
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