Now $1800! Up for sale is a near mint 2013 GSR Guild M85II bass from the New Hartford CT Custom Shop. This is a rare bird, and one of only 12 or so that was ever made. It has one of the nicest finishes I've ever seen on any instrument, and is a featherweight at 6.2 pounds. The GSR M-85 II features a fully hollow body with a laminated mahogany arched top supported with parallel tone bar bracing and bound with 4-ply black and white binding. The back and sides are mahogany and the three-piece mahogany/maple neck is topped with rosewood and finished off with mother-of-pearl dot inlays. The electronics offer a low end roll-off via a two-way mini toggle, and other features include a combo bridge/tailpiece with rosewood saddles, Gotoh tuners, a vintage-style “Chesterfield” inlay, and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish in Cherry Red. About the only flaw I can find is a crack in the headstock veneer that runs parallel to the nut between the two rows of tuners. You can just barely see it on the left in the photo (rest is a reflection), so it's not much of an issue. Serial number dates it to late 2013. Included is the original hard shell case. Product specifications semi-acoustic short-scale bass guitar series: GSR (Guild Special Run) colour: Cherry Red finish: nitrocellulose lacquer top: laminated spruce, arched bracing: parallel tone bars sides/back: mahogany body depth: 50.8 mm (2 inches) body length: 438 mm (17.25 inches) body width 336 mm (13.25 inches) neck: 3-part mahogany/maple/mahogany fretboard: rosewood with mother-of-pearl position markers fretboard radius: 9.5 inches (241 mm) frets: 21, vintage-style nut width: 1.5 inches (38.1 mm), bone scale length: 30.75 inches (781 mm) bridge: Guild Combo bridge tailpiece with rosewood saddles tuners: Gotoh, vintage style hardware: nickel-plated pickups: 2x Guild Bi-Sonic Bass electronics: 2x volume, 2x tone, 3-way pickup switch, 2-way low-end roll-off switch included: TKL hardshell case Details: 2 bi-sonic single-coil pickups with individually adjustable poles volume and tone control per pickup classic Chesterfield-style inlay on the headstock 2-way mini switch for filtering out low frequencies multiple layers of body bindings (white/black/white/black) New price is $1800 and I'm pretty firm on that. Checks and Money Orders are much preferred at this new price, but we can discuss other methods. There are so few of these that I wasn't sure what a fair price was for one, but I do know the original MAP was $3800, so $2500 seemed fair, but maybe $2000 is more reasonable. I bought a set of Hipshot Ultralite tuners to address the minor neck dive issue that a bass this light with a big headstock is going to have, and can include them in the sale for an additional $75 if you're interested. Will discount for checks and Postal Money Orders, which are always preferred. Possible trade plus or minus cash for a G&L SB or JB Fullerton made, Lakland Bob Glaub Signature with Dark Star pickup, or maybe even something by Alembic if they make anything under 11 pounds. Shipping will be by insured FedEx Ground to the 50 states. Ask me about other places, and contact me for a quote. I'm not really a high poster here, but have lots of posts and transactions over at Let's Talk Guild, Acoustic Guitar Forum, and Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum.