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Collector’s Corner: The Guild Starfire – Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Mick Taylor

There is something about the Guild Starfire and its arsenal of models that draws you in for a potential GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) attack. The various models of the Starfire have made their way in the hands of some true legends. Whether it be Buddy Guy and Bob Weir sporting a Starfire IV, or Jerry Garcia and his early Ginsberg-Era 60’s Starfire 3. This lineup has made its mark. Tonal range is a big part of the Starfire. When you go from predominantly rhythm player (Bob Weir) to… Read More

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Guild JS-II Bass

Check our friend Derek J looking very Jack Cassidy with his Guild JS-II Bass, which Guild made to compete with the Gibson EB-3.

According to Derek:

“In 1969, Guild came with one or two Bisonic (Hagstrom) single coil pickups. During 1970 they changed to Guild humbuckers which weren’t anywhere near as good.

Jack Casady switched over to the Starfire because of the Bisonics. Those Starfires were then modified by the early Alembic guys. And Phil Lesh played a EB-3 which had Bisonics… Read More

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