Discussion in 'Musical Instruments' started by Parnelly, Nov 16, 2008.
Thanks for clearing that up and providing the additional info!
Spending some time with the guitars my father has been holding hostage since the mid 90s. Even though I'm a bassist, I gigged a couple summers with the Guild playing typical 60s-90s bar rock.
1968 Guild Starfire V
and a 1968 Framus Nashville 6 string Banjo
The Guild is as perfect as I remember it... the Framus is still playable, but I need to pull it apart to realign everything... and the head is shot. I had planned on replacing it with a coated head to make it more Banjo sounding
Always liked that era Guild. I played a Starfire 3 for years and loved the compact size, light weight and comfortable neck. And while some folks will say the V is just a take off on a Gibson 335 they really are their own instrument with a distinct voice and vibe. Plus the Guild Bigsby doesn't "hurt" either.
Definitely a unique voice... I was a bassist 'slumming it' in a bar band on guitar. I used my bass amp and a Boss ME5 with this Guild as my main guitar and my 1961 Fender Jazzmaster as a back up. I got nothing but compliments on tones and gear choices.
I strung it with a new set of strings after cleaning it up in 1995 and had a spare set in the case before setting it up as a living room display for my Grandmother (it was my Grandfather's before he passed... he bought it from a divorcing friend when it and I was about a year old). My favorite strings... discontinued, reissued and discontinued again since I played it last!!!
Here is Pop in the early 80s playing with a Banjo group out of Glen Rock NJ
So I'm guessing he wasn't the sort to leap up,kick over his chair,dime every knob on his amp and launch into I'm Going Home (Woodstock intro,if you please...) ?
Bet you could get some instant Alvin with that guitar
Beautiful Guild! I've had a late 90's Starfire-4 for a couple years, swapped a Guild acoustic for it. Sadly, not out of the case much, I seem to be too embedded in acoustic...
Pop played 2 kinds of geetar... County AND Western
Roy Clark and Chet Atkins were two of his favorites
He was a Grandpa already when all the hippies went to woodstock
Thanks... I need a decent acoustic. I've got a 70s Yamaha that plays good but the tone is horrible, one of these days it'll be high enough on the priority list.
That Guild is awesome.
My birds tele got a pickup upgrade (Lindy Fralin Big Singles).
I've always wanted a 60's/70's Guild Starfire. They have a great voice all their own. Sort of a mix between a full-sized and a mini humbucker, but with a very focused, more upper-midrange sound with really good "cut" and projection, which makes them great for blues or blues rock. For many years, Buddy Guy's great tone came from a Starfire 4 I believe. I'd love to have a Starfire in my collection.
here it is under regular house lights... the other shots were under a florescent. It has gotten some serious love this week... but I am putting it away in the basement again tomorrow. I'll be back in a 5 or 6 weeks for a few days to repair / rebuild the Framus and plan to have a long talk with my mother about getting this back without causing a new rift with the family
My first guitar, an Ibanez RGAR42MFMT.
my latest purchase, should be here next week...
30" short scale P Bass clone for my Daughter's first bass
2006 Jimmy Page signature Les Paul Custom
2003 Les Paul standard 60's neck, Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups, complete with broken string.
2003 Les Paul standard 60's neck, Gibson '57 Humbuckers
1999 G&L ASAT, with Bigsby, its standard, and made in USA.
1995 Epiphone Double neck, got the original pickups from my Les Pauls, custom wiring, and its a pig to play....
I think I need another guitar..
Yes, an original 1959 Les Paul Standard. Don't we all?
kevzep - - nice collection of Gibbie's there! And an ASAT with a Bigsby -- verrrrrry nice. I lean more toward the Leo-era G&L's but have to say the guitars that BBE built and continue to build are excellent. Here's a closeup pic of Blues Blue #1 which was conceived by Tim Page from Buffalo Brothers guitars and later became a production model. The top was culled from a piece of quilted maple that Leo had in his office and never used. Seems he hated glued surfaces and kept pushing back on using it while he was alive. There it sat for many years until...
Nice !does it have an ebony fretboard?
Yes. Also triple bound. It's actually back with Tim now as that's where this particular guitar belongs.
Yea man, thats a nice guitar!! I love ebony fretboards.....I was 18 when I got my first Las Paul Custom, sold the farm, never bought a fast car, or any car for that matter, like my friends did, I bought guitars!!
I wish I still had some of them....
Seriously thought about it in the 1980's......Never going to happen now though!!
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