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  • Guild Guitars Announces Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple

    Guild Guitars Announces Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple

    Guild’s iconic Starfire Bass II is available in a new Flamed Maple version for 2018. The company debuted the instrument at the Winter NAMM Show. “The Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple (FM) is a dual-pickup semi-hollow bass guitar that adds additional sonic options to Guild’s iconic Starfire Bass,” Guild writes. “As its name suggests, the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Guild Starfire II

    Bass of the Week: Guild Starfire II

    This week we’re checking out the Starfire II from Guild. The iconic semi-hollow bass first debuted in 1967 where it was used by artists like Jefferson Airplane’s Jack Casady and the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh. It was reintroduced in 2015 to the delight of many a bass player. Central to the Starfire II’s design is... »

  • Guild Introduces the Jumbo Junior Bass

    Guild Introduces the Jumbo Junior Bass

    Bassists looking for a super short scale bass have a new option with the Guild Jumbo Junior Bass, a four-string acoustic/electric. It has just a 23¾-inch scale. Part of Guild’s Westerly Collection, the Jumbo Junior bass is built with a solid Sitka spruce top with arched flamed maple for the back and sides. “We chose... »

  • Guild Unveils Chris Hillman Byrd Bass and Starfire Bass II

    Guild Unveils Chris Hillman Byrd Bass and Starfire Bass II

    Guild Guitars is introducing two new basses this summer with the Chris Hillman Signature Byrds Bass and the Starfire Bass II. The company revealed the instruments at the 2015 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee. Chris Hillman anchored the Byrds during the mid-1960’s and used a Guild Starfire to record the songs “Turn, Turn, Turn,”... »

  • Guild Introduces Westerly Collection B-140E Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Guild Introduces Westerly Collection B-140E Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Guild has introduces the Westerly Collection, a series pays homage to the company’s early history of acoustic instruments. The lineup includes the B-140E acoustic bass guitar, which is based on the mid-70’s B-50 model. Utilizing the Guild jumbo body shape, the bass is built with a solid Sitka spruce top, solid African mahogany back and... »

  • Guild Unveils New M-85 Bass Models

    Guild Unveils New M-85 Bass Models

    Guild is reviving the M-85 with two new models this year: the Newark St. Collection M-85 bass and the GSR M-85 II bass. Each of the instruments is a take on the vintage bass, which was the companion to the Guild M-75 Aristocrat guitar. Guild Newark St. Collection M-85 Bass The Newark St. M-85 is... »

  • Guild Reintroduces Starfire Bass

    Guild Reintroduces Starfire Bass

    Guild has reissued the Starfire Bass along with eight other models as part of their Newark St. Collection. Introduced in the ’60s, the original Starfire Bass was made popular by bands including the Byrds and Jefferson Airplane. The new model sports an extra-thin, semi-hollow body made of laminated mahogany finished in Cherry red and accented... »

  • Guild Announces B-54CE Standard Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Guild Announces B-54CE Standard Acoustic Bass Guitar

    As part of their additions to the USA Standard Series, Guild has unveiled the B-54CE Standard acoustic bass guitar. The cutaway bass is built on the company’s jumbo body design and features a solid Sitka spruce top with red spruce bracing, solid maple sides and a unique arched laminated maple back. The body is also... »