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New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:23 pm
by Sparechaynge
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?

Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:11 pm
by Walknbluez

Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:13 pm
by Sparechaynge
Wow, that sounds cool. Be nice if it was solo.

Here's hoping!

Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:25 am
by Rusty the Scoob
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.

Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:32 am
by Sparechaynge
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,

Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:28 am
by Rusty the Scoob
Yggdrasil has to wait, it's in line behind my Alembicized EB3 and the Tractor I'm gradually working on. :lol:

Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:44 am
by TI4-1009

Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:54 am
by Mr.Burns
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...

Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:46 am
by Rusty the Scoob
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:

Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:37 am
by Sparechaynge
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.

Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:04 pm
by Rusty the Scoob
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.

Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:27 am
by Sparechaynge
Ok, I see how it is. Now I'm even more curious! :smile:

Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:33 pm
by SNWRS
Good to see that Guild's producing electrics again :)

Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:58 pm
by Sparechaynge
Sure is. I hope they don't go away too quickly...

Re: New Guild Starfire Bass

PostPosted:Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:56 pm
by pablomago
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?