New Guild Starfire Bass

New Guild Starfire Bass

Postby Sparechaynge » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:23 pm

Anyone know about this? Seems too good to be true, but I still really want one!

http://www.guildguitars.com/instruments ... Contained4

A real Bi-sonic? The reason for Fred's delay after his return in October?
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Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

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Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

Postby Sparechaynge » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:13 pm

Wow, that sounds cool. Be nice if it was solo.

Here's hoping!
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Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:25 am

Nice! :cool: Not sure why they went with only the bridge pickup... I tend to use a blend of about 2/3 neck, 1/3 bridge. :D This looks great though, I'd open up my checkbook wide and put full Alembic electronics in it.

Oof, quick Google Shopping search looks like they aren't really available for the MSRP for $1499, only for like $3499. Guess I'll just keep watching Ebay for an old basket-case.
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Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

Postby Sparechaynge » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:32 am

Ha yeah, Rusty I'd do that too. :-) But while I got my wallet out, why not get a 2nd and build Yggdrasil to complement The Godfather? :D :D,
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Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:28 am

Yggdrasil has to wait, it's in line behind my Alembicized EB3 and the Tractor I'm gradually working on. :lol:
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Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

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Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

Postby Mr.Burns » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:54 am

Yggdrasil was always a confusing name to me. The Askur Yggdrasil was an Ash tree, so isn't an Ash bass kind of implied? Sorry if thats a dumb question...
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Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:46 am



Great links, thanks! So it'll be made in Korea, like my DeArmond. The build quality on mine is pretty good but not outstanding, it's got one of the thickest poly finishes I've ever seen but I've still managed to start sweating through it in a couple of places in just 2 years, and I've never sweat through any finish before. Granted, it was built in 1990 so they've probably made some changes in 23 years. :lol:
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Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

Postby Sparechaynge » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:37 am

Hey, I forgot about the EB3, there's a thread about that here right? Keep us updated!

Mr. Burns, I think the Yggdrasil name has more to do with the tree as a mythological character than a real symbol of the tree (mahogany and not ash). The huge universe-shaking notes Jack made with it have always had me convinced! :D

I'm glad it's MIK, the Epiphones I've played always felt good enough for me. Still curious about the pickup, though.
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Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:04 pm

There's a thread but I'm keeping it under wraps until I can get an Alembic-style bridge made. I've deliberately NOT posted pics of my dad's refinishing or my mom's paint job. :twisted: Let's just say: Wow.
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Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

Postby Sparechaynge » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:27 am

Ok, I see how it is. Now I'm even more curious! :smile:
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Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

Postby SNWRS » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:33 pm

Good to see that Guild's producing electrics again :)
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Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

Postby Sparechaynge » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:58 pm

Sure is. I hope they don't go away too quickly...
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Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

Postby pablomago » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:56 pm

I can't believe it's a single pickup. After a year they'll drop it saying "no one was buying them..." C'mon, Fender. Can't you get it right?
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