SOLD 1967 Guild Starfire Bass - Audio added

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Upfromthesky, Jun 17, 2022.

  1. Upfromthesky

    Upfromthesky Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Southern Maine
    Price:
    1695
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Maine
    Country:
    United States

    1967 Guild Starfire. Plays and sounds great. Lightweight. The neck is smooth and comfy. Excellent balance on a strap or playing seated. Will split shipping with buyer.

    Short Story: Body, neck, frets and nut are original. Pickups, electonics, bridge, tuners, knobs, headstock front and back plates, strap buttons are non-original.

    When I bought this it was just the body and neck (with frets and nut). It was originally a cherry finished Starfire I with the pickup in the neck position. Someone had taken the finish off ( a little too enthusiastically as you can see) and applied some type of a light finish. The finish is smooth but has some small raised areas that are a little gloopy, but not excessively so.

    The headstock had many small holes from different types of tuners over the years. I had all those filled and sourced a new ebony faceplate/logo from Guild. Much nicer than the usual plastic ones. Work was done professionally at Buckdancers Choice Music in Portland, ME and they put a nice mahogany backplate on the headstock that matches the neck beautifully. Then they installed the Hipshot ultralight tuners.

    I decided to make the bass more versatile and had Buckdancers route for the bridge pickup. I purchased a set of new Guild Bi-Sonic pickups that are reverse wound for true humbucking when both pickups are on. The electronics are wired like a jazz bass, volume/volume/tone.

    The bridge is a new Guild harp bridge with wood saddles.

    Scale: 30.5 "
    Width at nut: 1.5"
    Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz
    Neck: Mahogany
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Body: mahogany with center block
    frets: original and in good condition
    Case: Epiphone that fits it very well
    Strings: TI Jazz flats

    Audio demo is the bass into a REDDI recorded in Logic with light compression and no eq or tone shaping. You'll hear both pickups, neck pickup, bridge pickup with tone full on. Then the same sequence with tone off and then again played with a pick.

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    Last edited: Jul 1, 2022
  2. TheDialog

    TheDialog Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Baltimore
    Nice job on the restoration!
     
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  3. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Interested in any trades?
     
  4. Upfromthesky

    Upfromthesky Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Southern Maine
    I prefer a sale but feel free to run something by me via PM
     
  5. Ayalt

    Ayalt

    Aug 3, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    Pm'ed
     
  6. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I really wish that I had the extra cash. I'm on the coast of NH. That sounds incredible.
     
  7. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Nashville TN
    i feel like this is a stupid good deal i'm shocked no one has grabbed it yet, mods or not.
     
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  8. tsarter

    tsarter Supporting Member

    May 14, 2003
    Petaluma, CA
    Agreed. Killer deal. If I didn't already have an all original '68 I'd be all over this. Someone is going to get into a vintage Starfire for a song!
     
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