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SOLD 1977 Guild B-301 w/ HSC

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Serek_Basses, Jun 7, 2016.


  1. Serek_Basses

    Serek_Basses Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Price:
    1000
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Illinois
    Sold locally!

    I am regretfully letting go of my '77 Guild B-301. This is the coolest looking bass I have ever owned, and the single coil pickup in the P position rivals anything I have ever heard. Truly an underrated pickup.

    The bass is in very good condition. The white finish has aged to a really cool creamy yellow.

    The good:
    -Neck is dead straight, plays like a dream
    -Hardware and electronics work perfectly
    -Lightweight
    -Looks friggin' cool

    The bad:
    -Missing one pickguard screw
    -Pickup casing has a crack in it, does not affect adjustment or functionality at all
    -The original thumbscrew for the 3rd point of bridge adustment has been replaced with a flathead machine screw. Again, adjusts perfectly fine, I didn't know it wasn't original until someone else point it out to me.
    -Frets are level, but fret life is running a little low

    Feel free to ask any questions! Hardshell case included. $1000 + shipping CONUS

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    Last edited: Oct 11, 2016
  2. TJH3113

    TJH3113

    Jun 15, 2015
    New Windsor, NY
    Love these basses. In the past year I've bought 2 - 301's (one had a bum neck), a 302, and a 202. Fantastic sounding instruments.
     
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  3. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Love these basses! I've never met one (including my 302) where that 3rd screw didn't need replacing. That's a pretty 301! GLWTS!
     
  4. Yeah, I played a 302 for about a year. Absolutely killer sounding bass. I always regret selling it.
     
  5. Serek_Basses

    Serek_Basses Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I'm hoping I don't regret selling this one, but I probably will! Maybe I will just hang on to the pickup...:cool:

    Also, apologies for all the dust on that pickguard! I had no idea until I just looked at the pics again!
     
  6. Yes, you may end up feeling regret if you sell. Just be sure as they are becoming nearly impossible to find and replacing it is not likely. Not to mention that based upon supply values will continue to go up in the future.
    Good luck!
     
  7. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    lightweight?
     
  8. Serek_Basses

    Serek_Basses Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Yes very! I'd wager around 8-9lbs
     
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  9. whirledpeas

    whirledpeas Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Sittin' Here in Limbo
    Cool bass. Great seller, folks!

    What's the nut width on these?
     
  10. Serek_Basses

    Serek_Basses Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks! It's a tweener, 1 5/8" Very comfortable! Reminds me of my Ric 4003 neck, except probably a little wider at the body end of the fingerboard.
     
  11. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    Played a B-301 exclusively for 22 years. I wish I wouldve kept it. These are great and underappreciated basses.
     
  12. Yes, very underappreciated. The build quality of Guild, and especially the set neck, is superb. Not to mention that it is one of the sexiest body designs ever!
     
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  13. Serek_Basses

    Serek_Basses Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Agreed!!
     
  14. NigelD

    NigelD Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2013
    I miss my 302. GLWS
     
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  15. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    i used to have one of these.

    really, really good basses. neck dive is a problem, but i always loved mine- it was the easiest bass to get stupid low action on. great pickup, great bridge.

    good luck with the sale!
     
  16. Yeah... the neck dive issue.
    The stock Guild tuners are massive chrome plated bronze machines and are really heavy. I put a set of Hipshot Ultra-Lite tuners on my B-302 and that pretty much solved the neck dive.
     
  17. johnson79

    johnson79

    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    Love the B-301 and 302 basses. Yours looks incredible, great color!
     
  18. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    I just bought an sb202 a few weeks ago,Guild makes really great quality basses!
    Love the faded creamy white w/black pickguard-it would be a nice mate to my Rick 4000.
     
  19. Serek_Basses

    Serek_Basses Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Hey I like that pairing! If you are interested, PM me and we can work something out!
     
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  20. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
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    Wish i could--They would make a nice couple!
    But,I've been on a little bass buying binge lately,so I'm tapped.
     

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