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Guild Jet-Star S-50, Polara S-100 and Thunderbird S-200

1968 "America's Finest" catalog, page 7

Page eight details three Guild solid body guitars, the superbly equipped Guild Thunderbird S-200, Polara S-100 and entry level Jet-Star S-50. Note this page is identical to the equivalent page in the 1965/1966 and 1966 catalogs. The Guild Polara was described as follows:

For the modern technician, a luxurious solid body guitar that contributes color and sparkle to every performance, while blending easily with other instruments. Hand sculptured for comfort, this graceful Guild is 13 1/4" wide, 17 3/4" long, and only 1 9/16" deep. Has the famous Guild fast-action neck, 24 3/4" scale, and 22 frets. Equipped with 2 Guild "Frequency-Tested" pickups with 2 tone and 2 volume controls, plus toggle switch for pick-up selection. At no extra cost, offers the convenience of the Guild Built-In Guitar Stand, which holds the instrument securely in ready-to-use position. Has Guild Adjusto-Matic 6-Way Bridge, specially engineered vibrato tailpiece, and input jack. Factory-fitted with Guild EA-610 Strings. Cherry-Red "Starfire" Sunburst Finish

The S-50 was available in Cherry red finish as standard. The Polara and Thunderbird Cherry or Sunburst. In June 1968, US prices for these guitars were as follows: Thunderbird S-200 $375; Polara S-100 $280, Jet-Star S-50 $159.50 ($185 with vibrato). Other Custom finishes: White, Emerald Green, Ebony Grain (and others) available at a $20 premium.

1968 Guild guitar catalog, page 7: Guild Jet-Star S-50, Polara S-100 and Thunderbird S-200
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Guild Jetstar ST HH Vintage White Solid Mahogany Body Electric Guitar

Guild Jetstar ST HH Vintage White Solid Mahogany Body Electric Guitar

Kinderhook, New York, 121**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This guitar is set up and ready to gig with. It sounds and plays great. It has a repair to the neck, a ding on the top of the headstock and a ding on the body, as shown. The repair is solid, does not effect sound or playability and the guitar has no other issues. Anything else seen in the photos are reflections. The action is 3 / 32" or lower at the 12th fret, the electronics sound great, the bridge is adjustable in all directions, the fret ends are smooth and the truss rod works. The guitar ... more
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Guild Jetstar 6 String Right Handed Electric Guitar Black W / Gig Bag

Guild Jetstar 6 String Right Handed Electric Guitar Black W / Gig Bag

Banner Elk, North Carolina, 286**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Works great, Plays great and in great shape. Just have to thin my collection It has a dusenberg 2 trem and locking gotoh tuners. All are added without mods. Original tuners, bridge and stoptail will be included.
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White Guild  Model S-100 Polara Solid Body Electric Guitar w / Gig Bag - Used

White Guild Model S-100 Polara Solid Body Electric Guitar w / Gig Bag - Used

Harrisonville, Missouri, 647**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


White Guild Model S-100 Polara Solid Body Electric Guitar w / Gig Bag - Used

This great guitar came to us as a trade in with a chip on the top edge of the guitar. It has no fretwear or no other wear of any kind. It is a great guitar and it even includes the Guild gig bag. These are actual photos of the one you will get and this one weighs in at 7 pounds, 2 29 ounces
Solid body. Guild style from the ??70s is back and better than ever with the ... more
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Guild S-200 Thunderbird Newark St. - DiMarzio X2N and SD 2 Pickups - Dead Moon - VG+

Guild S-200 Thunderbird Newark St. - DiMarzio X2N and SD 2 Pickups - Dead Moon - VG+

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This Newark St. Reissue of the Guild S-200 Thunderbird has been rewired to include a DiMarzio X2N bridge pickup in the fashion of Fred Cole who played in Dead Moon. While his guitar only featured one pickup, a DiMarzio SD2 has been installed in the neck pickup for versatility's sake. In my opinion, this guitar has a much, much cooler, edgier, and fuller tone than what you'd expect from the typical T-Bird reissues. It cost me an arm and a leg to mod it, as the pickguard needed to be filed and ... more
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Guild Newark Polara Kim Thayil Signature Electric Guitar HB-1S - Black

Guild Newark Polara Kim Thayil Signature Electric Guitar HB-1S - Black

Middletown, New York, 109**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Guild S-200 Thunderbird Guitar Pau Ferro Fretboard Black Very Clean Cool Guitar

Guild S-200 Thunderbird Guitar Pau Ferro Fretboard Black Very Clean Cool Guitar

Greenwood, Indiana, 461**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Guild S-200 T-Bird Guitar Pau Ferro Fretboard Black Very Clean Cool Guitar.
Very clean guitar was bought new a few years ago and hardly used. Sounds great lots of options. Thanks
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1973 Guild Jetstar JS-1 fretless Cherry

1973 Guild Jetstar JS-1 fretless Cherry

Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 180**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Just in is this great 1973 Guild Jetstar JS-1 Bass Guitar
Quick details
Weight 7 6lbs
Nut Width 1 9 / 16th
Depth at 1st fret 0 88
Depth at 12th Fret 0 96
This JS-1 is A great playing and sounding bass that has some great modifications done to it. It was made fretless at some point. The bridge was also upgraded to A badass bridge which is way better then the original
There is an extra hole added from a removed Strap button on the upper horn(pictured)
The body is free ... more
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1974 Guild S-100 Walnut

1974 Guild S-100 Walnut

Clarksburg, West Virginia, 263**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This is my 1974 Guild S-100. Very good condition, except for a few small dings. The only really noticeable one being the mother of pearl headstock inlay is missing. I swapped out the broken vintage JB in the bridge for a TV Jones Powertron, and it sounds huge. I believe this case is the original one, too. It??s missing the latches, but still closes and protects fully, and could be fixed easily
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1979 Guild S300-D Polara Natural

1979 Guild S300-D Polara Natural

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up for sale is a 1979 Guild S300-D Polara in its original Natural finish. Late 70's guild guitars are some of our favorite vintage guitars of this era. This one shows some wear and tear associated with a life of rock and roll experience. Looking at the fretwire they do show some signs of wear across the first through the ninth fret as you would expect from a guitar this age. Nothing which affects playability though. There are no breaks or repairs on this one and the original Dimarzio pickups and... more
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1974 Guild S-100 C NB Carved Nature Boy Natural

1974 Guild S-100 C NB Carved Nature Boy Natural

Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 180**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up for Sale is this great Guild S-100 C-NB. That stands for Carved Nature boy guitar
This guitar is in great shape. The body shows very little wear for its age and weighs 7 6lbs
on the neck joint on the back of the guitar is a few small numbers carved into the clear. They are hard to read and can barely be felt (pictured)
The pickups and electronics are all original and work and sound great
The neck is a very comfortable profile and is a tad thicker then normal guild of this Era ... more
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1965 Guild S-100 Polara Vintage Electric Guitar Cherry Red

1965 Guild S-100 Polara Vintage Electric Guitar Cherry Red

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up for sale, a 1965 Guild S-100 Polara in excellent condition and in perfect working order, 100% original save for a professional refret and carved bone nut. Introduced in ?63 and marketed to the ??modern technician, ?? these weird and wonderful guitars were produced in the USA at Guild's Hoboken, NJ factory. With its unconventional contours, Hagstrom-made hardware, and built-in kickstand, this unique instrument could only have been birthed in the 1960s
Featuring mahogany body and neck ... more
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1963 Guild Thunderbird S-200

1963 Guild Thunderbird S-200

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1963 GuildThunderbird S-200, Cherry Red finish, Raremodel, Two fine sounding original Guild humbuckers, 1 & 11 / 16 inches wide at the nut, Built instand, Vibrato, Cool instrument, VG+, Original hard case, $6, 095
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Guild Starfire I Jet 90 Sati Rep. - Reparierter Artikel

Guild Starfire I Jet 90 Sati Rep. - Reparierter Artikel

Treppendorf, Bayern, 96***, GERMANY


Guild Starfire I Jet 90 Sati Rep. - Reparierter Artikel
Allgemeine Beschreibung Griffbrett: Palisander Variantengruppe: Starfire Inkl. Gigbag: Nein Hals: Mahagoni Bünde: 22 Decke: Ahorn Korpus: Ahorn Inkl. Koffer: Nein Tremolo: Ja Tonabnehmerbestückung: P90, P90, P90 Farbe: Schwarz Mensur: 628 Zubehör... more
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1974 Guild S-100 Bigsby in Cherry electric guitar

1974 Guild S-100 Bigsby in Cherry electric guitar



Here for sale 1974 Guild S-100 Bigsby in Cherry electric guitar. Very nice vintage Guild from the early 70s. It sounds and plays great. The guitar features Mahogany body, 60s medium C-shaped Mahogany neck with a bound 12 radius Rosewood fingerboard and the original medium frets, 24 75 scale length, 42mm nut width, 22mm neck depth at 1st, and 23mm at 12th fret. Guild humbucking bridge and neck pickups, 3-way toggle switching with the volume and tone controls for each pickup plus a mini-toggle ... more
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Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, G8Z***, CANADA

C $3000

Model: Guild Polara S-100Year: 1965Color: Cherry Red
Shape: Double cutawayType: SolidbodyWood: AshFinish: Cherry red polyurethane lacquerNeck
Wood: MahoganyFretboard: RosewoodRadius: 12 inchesFrets: 22Inlays: Acrylic blocksHeadstock
Shape: Guild-matic symmetricTuners: Guild open-gear with button tunersPickups
Type: 2 Guild humbuckersSelector: 3-way switchControls: 2 volume, 2 toneOther Features
Bridge: Steel Tune-O-Matic style adjustableTailpiece: Guild Bigsby B5 ... more
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Guild Thunderbird - 1964 - Cherry - Hard Case - 2nd Hand

Guild Thunderbird - 1964 - Cherry - Hard Case - 2nd Hand

Sheffield, S8***, UNITED KINGDOM


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Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

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1965 Hofner President

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1963 1964 Fender catalog

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