Request: History & Facts of the 2014 Guild GSR M-85 II Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by theFPVgeek, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. theFPVgeek

    theFPVgeek

    Feb 9, 2021
    Maryland
    Does anyone know the history and any facts about the limited run (25 only) 2014 Guild GSR M-85 II?

    Any info, reference, pics, etc welcomed.

    Thanks in advance.

    Here's what I have so far:

    Guild introduces a very special limited edition run of the M-85 II Bass, which doubles the power and performance of its mid-'60s-style single-pickup precursor with two big Bi-Sonic pickups and especially elegant appointments.

    The compact Aristocrat TM-style hollow body has a single cutaway and a laminated spruce arched top with parallel tone bar bracing, mahogany back and sides and stately black- and-white binding. The unbound three-piece mahogany-maple-mahogany neck has a comfortable profile and a 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and mother-of-pearl dot inlays. Other premium features of this distinctive bass include volume and tone control knobs for each pickup, upper- bout three-way toggle pickup selector switch, two-way mini-toggle switch on lower bout for low-end roll-off, bone nut, combo bridge/ tailpiece with rosewood saddles, headstock with two-on-a-side Gotoh® tuners and vintage- style "Chesterfield" inlay, nickel hardware, and nitrocellulose lacquer finish in classic Cherry Red. Hard-shell case included.

    Very Limited Run - Only 25 produced

    MPN: 3820300888
    UPC: 717669577759
    • Series: GSR
    • Body Shape: Guild® M-85 Bass
    • Body Top: Arched Laminated Spruce
    • Back and Sides: Mahogany
    • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    • Body Depth: 2" (50.8 mm)
    • Bracing: Parallel Tone Bars
    • Headstock: Vintage 2x2 with Chesterfield Inlay
    • Neck: 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
    • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    • Body Binding: White/Black/White/Black
    • String Nut: Bone, 1.50" (38.1 mm)
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" (241 mm) Radius
    • Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
    • Position Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Dots
    • Scale Length: 30.75" (781 mm)
    • Hardsware: Nickel-Plated
    • Bridge: Guild® Combo Bridge-Tailpiece with Rosewood String Saddles
    • Tuning Machines: Gotoh® Die-Cast
    • Strings: Nickel-Plated Steel, .045-.105 Gauges
    • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
    • PickupsGuild® "Bi-Sonic" Bass (Bridge) Guild® "Bi-Sonic" Bass (Neck)
    • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    • Other Features: Chesterfield Headstock Inlay, 2-Position Mini-Toggle Switch for Low-End Rolloff
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2021