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    Hi Kat.

    If your bass has DarkStars, is it possible that you have one of a very limited number of GRS (Guild Special Run) Starfires?
    They would also be correctly called a "90's bass" but a little more upscale (and perhaps the inspiration for) version of the regular production '90s Starfire reissues like I have. Your tuning machines (as well as the pickups) might be different than my regular 90's reissue.

    Alternatively, when I bought my bass as used, I might have received a dumbed-down case. My TRC is a plain black plastic molded Guild shield. I ordered an metal one from the '60s like Adorshki has in the pic above. We'll see if it fits. :-)

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Guzzitd63 View Post
    My TRC is a plain black plastic molded Guild shield. I ordered an metal one from the '60s like Adorshki has in the pic above. We'll see if it fits.
    Maybe you should have asked that question before you ordered it!

    Sincerely,

    Hans Moust
    www.guitarsgalore.nl

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    Quote Originally Posted by hansmoust View Post
    Maybe you should have asked that question before you ordered it!

    Sincerely,

    Hans Moust
    It'll be ok, but thank you for your consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guzzitd63 View Post
    Hi Kat.

    If your bass has DarkStars, is it possible that you have one of a very limited number of GRS (Guild Special Run) Starfires?
    They would also be correctly called a "90's bass" but a little more upscale (and perhaps the inspiration for) version of the regular production '90s Starfire reissues like I have. Your tuning machines (as well as the pickups) might be different than my regular 90's reissue.
    Nope.

    1997.

    See http://www.letstalkguild.com/ltg/sho...arfire-II-Bass

    I'm curious about your suggestion that some GSR Starfire basses had Dark Stars installed by Guild. The stories we heard (and the basses we have see) were that they had vintage humbuckers, most of which were NOS but a couple were refurbished. Fred Hammon phased out Dark Star production about the time of the GSRs and I am pretty sure he was quoted as saying he could not make as many pickups as Guild wanted for the GSR run.

    The origin story on the GSR basses is incomplete but my recollection is that the bodies were made overseas during the 1990's and then finished in New Hartford a couple decades later as the GSR basses. The body dimensions are different from the '60's 70's, other 90's and Newark Street Starfires which makes case discussions even more confusing.
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    Oh hey ... thanks for the link.
    I think I got my stories mixed up.

    .......Oh well, whatever, nevermind.

  6. #26
    I had heard that the GSR basses had Chinese made bodies as well. My luthier told me that when I got mine. Itís odd, the guy who sold mine to me doesnít sell 90ís Starfires with Dark Stars anymore. I rarely see 90ís Starfires anymore. Anyone have an idea how many were made and for how long? I prefer the 90ís one to the 60ís and 70ís ones.

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