Show me your Guilds!

For guitars of the straight waisted variety (or reverse offset).
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Show me your Guilds!

Post by DesmondWafers » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:32 pm

In preparation for a westerly made starfire IV, I want to hear/see about everyone's guilds! Not quite as popular as some of the other brands, but honestly from what I've played they've all been fantastic guitars. The korean ones too. But for american made hollow body guitars, they're CHEAP as hell, even the vintage ones.

SO SHOW ME

YOUR

GUILDS

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Re: Show me your Guilds!

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:06 am

Just electrics or acoustics too?
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Re: Show me your Guilds!

Post by DesmondWafers » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:26 pm

Both!

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Re: Show me your Guilds!

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:50 pm

'77 Guild D50...

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Re: Show me your Guilds!

Post by MT » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:29 pm

My Guild X-170. 80's era.

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Re: Show me your Guilds!

Post by Zelja » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:43 pm

I like 'em. Spanning 1954 to 2014;
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Re: Show me your Guilds!

Post by MT » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:33 pm

Now that's a nice gathering of Guilds. :)

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Re: Show me your Guilds!

Post by FEXII » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:43 am

MT wrote:Now that's a nice gathering of Guilds.
+1

Fantastic!

What years are the white and black ones?

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Re: Show me your Guilds!

Post by Zelja » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:14 pm

The black S-100 is from 1977, while the white is from '96/97. The latter was actually a standard black S-100 which I got redone in white & added the Guildsby. The lighter brown S-100 is a carved one.

S-100s (SG shaped) are actually slightly offset.

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Re: Show me your Guilds!

Post by DesmondWafers » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:34 pm

Goddamn that is an awesome collection. Do you have any of the korean models? I've actually heard really great things, but since most rhode island IV's are only a few hundred more than the newark models, I opted for the former. I'd love to pick up something like an x175 from the newarks, MIA models are waaay more expensive.

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Re: Show me your Guilds!

Post by Maggieo » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:48 pm

It's not mine anymore, but it's still a beauty.

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1961 Guild Starfire III, June 07, 2015 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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1961 Guild Starfire II CaseI, June 07, 2015 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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1961 Guild Starfire III, June 07, 2015 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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1961 Guild Starfire III, June 07, 2015 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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1961 Guild Starfire III, June 07, 2015 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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1961 Guild Starfire II CaseI, June 07, 2015 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

Cool guitar, but just not for me. I sold it and bought my snakehead Bowery Pine Tele.
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Re: Show me your Guilds!

Post by Zelja » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:57 pm

DesmondWafers wrote:Goddamn that is an awesome collection. Do you have any of the korean models? I've actually heard really great things, but since most rhode island IV's are only a few hundred more than the newark models, I opted for the former. I'd love to pick up something like an x175 from the newarks, MIA models are waaay more expensive.
Thanks, I went a little overboard when the Aussie dollar was good. The M75 Arisocrat (sunburst, LP looking thing) is a Korean Newark Street model. Much cheaper than an original!! Nice guitar but I got the pickups rewound along with a magnet swap. Sounds great now. Also have another black Korean S-100 not pictured - very solid guitar and I prefer it's neck to the 70s models (as they are a little narrow/thin) and also to the 90s one (very flat neck radius, like 18" or something).
Maggieo wrote:It's not mine anymore, but it's still a beauty.
A beauty yes, similar to mine which is also a '61. Knobs slightly different in the colouring.

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Re: Show me your Guilds!

Post by MrFingers » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:59 am

I'll chime in as well... Newark St. Starfire III. Replaced the mustard-coloured switch with a black one... Apart from that it's bone stock. I've lucked out on this one, as it is RESONANT. Others I've played were also very good, but nowhere have the acoustic oomph mine has. I also have a F30R from the New Hartford-era at my disposal.

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Re: Show me your Guilds!

Post by shadowplay » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:52 am

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:'77 Guild D50...
Beauty. I'll post mine at the weekend, I left it up north.

Some seriously lovely guitars in this thread, though there can't be many left out in the wild with Zelja having caught them all.

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Re: Show me your Guilds!

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:38 am

Maggieo wrote:It's not mine anymore, but it's still a beauty.

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:-* :-* :-* If I ever buy another semi-hollow guitar it'll be one of these.

I very nearly sold my Ultrasonic for a 60s Starfire II. Same non-stepped guard & dynasonics. Yours just happens to have the Guildsby (which I assume makes it a III).
I just checked the shop that was selling it & it's gone. It had been available for months with no takers (probably due to a body repair) but it seems someone finally went for it. I'm rather sad now.
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