SOLD 2013 Guild GSR M85II Bass - Now $1800!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by twocorgis, Apr 18, 2021.


  1. twocorgis

    twocorgis Supporting Member

    May 26, 2010
    Kings Park NY
    Price:
    2500
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    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.

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    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.

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    Serial number dates it to late 2013.

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    Included is the original hard shell case.

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    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.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2021
  2. Bob McAlister

    Bob McAlister 6tzguy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Orange County, Ca.
    Oh man! I wish I had the money. Get your Sheryl Crow on with this bass! What a beaut...the guitar and Sheryl.
     
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  3. twocorgis

    twocorgis Supporting Member

    May 26, 2010
    Kings Park NY
    This is actually quite a different beast than the M85II that Sheryl plays. Hers is a '70s solid body model with the (I think) awful Guild "mudbuckers". I had one briefly that had been upgraded with Dark Stars, but sold it pretty quickly because it was insanely (12 pounds) heavy. I give her credit for playing one, as this one is almost half the weight of hers.
     
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  4. gvbassman

    gvbassman Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2019
    Grass Valley,Ca.
    I have a F bass BN4 I would trade for it

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  5. twocorgis

    twocorgis Supporting Member

    May 26, 2010
    Kings Park NY
    Thanks, but that doesn't look like my cup of tea. I'd really rather sell this one outright, as I have enough basses for now.
     
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  6. JHawk1

    JHawk1

    May 15, 2021
     
  7. hangman

    hangman Supporting Member

    Now this was very pleasant surprise. Thanks Sandy for making things easy for her. I’m quite blown away.
     
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  8. twocorgis

    twocorgis Supporting Member

    May 26, 2010
    Kings Park NY
    My pleasure sir! Your wife is a lovely woman, and we should all be so lucky to have such a great spouse. You're a very lucky man, and I hope you enjoy it for many years to come.
     
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