NBD 1967 Sunburst Starfire II

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wisconsindead, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. Thought I should share some pics of my new bass. Its a beauty. 1967 Guild Starfire II (maple sunburst). Its in relatively good condition. Some dings, scratches and finish cracking (which can really only be seen with the light at certain angles). Blemishes and all this baby is gorgeous.

    The good
    All original electronics
    Two original BiSonic pickups with extra magnets from Rick Turner
    The rosewood grain on the neck is beautiful. Neck is in good shape.
    Even has the sticker of the store from where it was originally sold

    The bad
    A real nasty headstock break. It happened some two decades ago, and wasn't fixed professionally. But has remained stable since the previous owner purchased it the 1990's. So hopefully it will remain that way. Though it should be noted that without the bad break, this bass would be out of my budget, so all's well.

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  3. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Wow, that's a nice one. I see what you mean about the rosewood...super nice. Congrats.

    You could have the neck re-repaired for a few hundred bucks, would be undetectable.
  4. jumbodbassman


    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
  5. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Wow. Nice, nice score.
  6. Thanks guys
  7. ukulelelab


    Apr 14, 2013
    Congratulations. The figuring on that fingerboard is gorgeous
  8. Back to Bassics

    Back to Bassics

    Feb 16, 2014
    That's very cool. Enjoy.
  9. ejaggers

    ejaggers Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, tx
    Wow that's "Bad Tatha Bone"!!!

    I have been GAS'n so hard for another hollowbody bass, but a Starfire is out of my budget too. I am so jealous!!!

  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Congrats that board is gorgeous Guilds are just so well made.
  11. tomydacat


    Jul 14, 2009
    WOW this is a beauty
  12. thanks guys.
  13. HosMan

    HosMan Los! Zum dritten Mal denn!

    Aug 24, 2009
    Northern CA,USA
    As Malcolm Merriweather in "The Andy Griffith Show" would say:

    "She`s a right Bobby Dazzler!!" :eek:

    Beautiful bass,bro!