Nice. I like this dark (walnut?) finish... what was it called? (if other than "nature boy")
Not to mention, who knows what will be reissued in the Guild bass line in years to come. My thought is that the NS line (if it is continued and I imagine it will be) will continue to go up in price steadily as it seems everything else is in the new music instrument market. So hypothetically if they were to reissue an NS JS-II bass in the next couple of years, it would likely hit the market around $1k... what interested party then wouldn't be happy to pay the same amount for a vintage one in excellent condition?
Even a long scale JS II would not be carved, because the bridge would completely cover the carving, regardless of the pickups.
A JS I Carved short scale would be awesome!! the carvings would pop more without all that extra hardware. Like I said though, I doubt one exists.
A long scale JS I doesnt seem to make much sense with only one pickup all the way at the neck/fretboard. I suppose if one was offered, at least one was made. But, id bet before long, it was converted to a JS II.
any bass could be fretless. Dont think ive ever seen a JS fretless however. Not factory original at least.
Speaking of JS fretless basses: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Guild-1973-J...e/262796156640
Though, it doesn't look to be a factory fretless. Note: good number of obvious modifications have been done. Still, not a bad price IMO
I just picked up a (fretted) JSII off ebay for 800 shipped. Fair condition - non-stock paint, loose wire on the bridge pickup and hacked surround on the neck pickup, no idea why. Came with a nice non-original case. Have barely even played it, just plugged it in this afternoon for 20 minutes. Not primarily a bass player, I previously had an m85 with the the adjustable pole single coils; it eventually became worth too much to keep so this will be the replacement. I did love the sounds of my m85..Worth thinking about darkstars? Main reason I'm thinking about it is I'm probably going to be refinishing it and making new or finding old pickup surrounds. Too much work to want to do twice... Opinions? Thanks:)