The Guild M-85 bass, or Guild Bluesbird bass, was a short scale (30.5") instrument that came in five colours, sunburst, cherry, black, natural and walnut. The M-85-I was a one pickup bass, whilst the M-85-II was fitted with two pickups. Early models were fitted with the Hagstrom Bisonic single coil pickups, though these were soon updated to Guild humbuckers with chrome covers.
Electric bass advertisements originally published from 1969 onwards. Click on the images for larger copies. Check out other vintage Guild advertisements
Guild M-85 - Guild Quantum Amplifier (1969)
Features the Guild Quantum amplifier M85 bass guitar, M75 electric guitar and electric organ with rotoverb
The Total Amplifier - for Bass, Organ and Guitar. 200 watts of clean undistorted po...
Guild M-85 - Maybe its time you played a different bass! (1972)
Black and white advert for the solid body JS II (fretted and fretless) and M-85 II basses, and the hollow body Starfire SF-bass II
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