Guild starfire dating
Being a light colored wood, Maple worked out better for the brighter sunburst finishes, and like many instrument manufacturing companies of the day who were scrambling to meet production deadlines and fill orders, occasionally this rule did not apply.This bass also features a Mahogany neck with wood sourced from PERU, topped with a Rosewood fingerboard with Dot inlays and the now iconic and very regal "Chesterfield" headstock logo, finished off with an aluminum Starfire-designated Truss Rod cover. I have examined, tested, serviced and set-up this instrument and found it to be factory-correct and unmolested in every way.
This bass shows minimal signs of usage as it was sparingly played long ago and was then purchased and stored by me, until today.Globally it displays some very minor marks, but there are no major cosmetic or any structural issues to notate.The back of the body has a few minor impressions, and small marks, but it's all minimal.Placing the pickup closer to the bridge than the neck, (and kudos to Guild who elected to do this on some models), produces a clear articulation and focused tone that I like. I am hearing a thumping, focused yet fat and round sound, add a Pick and the "attack" comes through along with the thick, foamy lows.Driving this bass with these Vintage Flat Wound strings make some heavenly bass sounds, and to me, this is a very special instrument in many ways!