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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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Guild SB-202
Guild SB-203
Guild SB-502E
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1967 Guild Starfire VI Vintage Semi Hollowbody Electric Guitar Cherry Red w/OHSC

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GUILD Starfire III Vintage 1966 YOKOHAMA Free shipping

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USED GUILD 1960 Starfire SF-1 Vintage 1960 w/ Hardshell Case

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GUILD StarFire VI '64 SB EMS FREESHIPPING

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Guild 1960 Starfire SF-1 Free shipping From JAPAN

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1966 Guild Starfire V Cherry Finish Guitar with Tremolo & Original Case

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1967 Guild Starfire V Guitar, Sunburst + Carry Case

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Guild 1960 Starfire SF-1 USED guitar w/Hardcase

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GUILD DeArmond JETSTAR Deluxe - Guitar

Current price: £529.00
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Guild Starfire III Cherry Red Electric Guitar

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Guild Starfire III Cherry Red Electric Guitar

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1964 Guild Starfire II 2 Vintage Thinline Hollowbody Guitar with Bigsby B6

Current price: £1300.00
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1984 Guild SF-4 Starfire IV Electric Guitar w/ OHSC

Current price: £923.17
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Guild Starfire II Black Beauty Westerly WOHSC

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GUILD STARFIRE III CHERRY RED GUITAR HARDSHELL CASE INCLUDED BRAND NEW

Current price: £752.21
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VINTAGE 1968 GUILD STARFIRE IV (4) HOBOKEN NJ - ALL ORIGINAL

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German ebay listings

1976 Guild Starfire VI - Flamed Sunburst -

Current price: €3675.00
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1972 Guild Starfire III - Cherry

Current price: €2890.00
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1971 Guild Starfire IV - Walnut Brown - Rare Color!!

Current price: €2810.00
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1972 Guild Starfire IV - Sunburst - Rare Color!!

Current price: €2680.00
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Guild Starfire V Semiakustik Gitarre mit Bigsby Vibrato Cherry Red incl. Case

Current price: €1149.00
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Guild Starfire III Semiakustik Gitarre mit Bigsby Vibrato Cherry Red incl. Case

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