You think we will ever see a Newark Street S-300?

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I doubt it, unless they do a limited run for a year. I think players would prefer the more more traditional NS S-100 to an S-300.
 

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What’s the going rate for a S-300 with the factory Guild humbuckers these days?
 

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If I recall correctly...didn't someone on LTG mention receiving an inquiry from Cordoba/Guild about the potential interest of a reissued S300?

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I kinda like the looks of these Guild s-300 solid bodies. And Guild definitely has a cooler headstock than Gibsons (as long as it has the Chesterfield on it).
Ooooooh...the originals came with ebony fingerboards....ain't gonna get that in a Newark Street. Nor a phase switch. Two reasons right there to go vintage.
 
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The only "S100" I can recall with an ebony fingerboard is the S200 that Grot has (like a super-deluxe S100), and his is the only one of that model I've ever seen.
 

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If I recall correctly...didn't someone on LTG mention receiving an inquiry from Cordoba/Guild about the potential interest of a reissued S300?
That's correct, back in October 2019 they had catalog pictures of the S-300 and B-301 on Facebook and asked "Who'd like to see a reissue of these two?" There were 160 comments about it, so users liked to discuss them.

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Only a few days earlier in that week back in October 2019 a user had posted a request to bring the S-300 back! Below was Guilds answer and that mentioned Friday post was the one above.

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GAD, catalog in the orange banding above the guitar neck says s300 and 300d models had ebony board. So I was saying I don't think that in this day and age an ebony board will be on a NS guitar.
I like the 300 and the 100 looks. I would be torn which to get if they were both available at the same time.
 

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GAD, catalog in the orange banding above the guitar neck says s300 and 300d models had ebony board. So I was saying I don't think that in this day and age an ebony board will be on a NS guitar.
I like the 300 and the 100 looks. I would be torn which to get if they were both available at the same time.
Sorry - I may have been confused there!

If Guild did reissue the S300 I can't imagine being anything but dissapointed. As you said, there's no way it will be ebony, they'll put the lame import adjust-o-matic bridge on it, it will probably get those terrible open-back tuners, probably won't have the phase switch, and will generally be an abomination in the eyes of GAD.
 

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Sorry - I may have been confused there!

If Guild did reissue the S300 I can't imagine being anything but dissapointed. As you said, there's no way it will be ebony, they'll put the lame import adjust-o-matic bridge on it, it will probably get those terrible open-back tuners, probably won't have the phase switch, and will generally be an abomination in the eyes of GAD.
In that case I better pony up cash for the OG before the reissue ends up happening. I remember the S100’s still being fairly cheap 10 years ago until the reissue came out. Naturally the price of the original seems to have shot up.
 

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I’d like to get one with the Guild pickups in it. I’m not particularly interested in the Dimarzio loaded guitars because I tried a super distortion and it’s many variations and know what to expect from those. I was hoping to find a S-250 with Guild humbuckers but I think those are a rarity all their own.
 

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So is the 300 just a 100 with the tailpiece closer to bridge and different body shape?
Electronics design/layout looks the same. Just the body cut different.
 

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I think the S-300 had a 24 fret neck. The S-100 I believe is 22
Correct. And an ebony board. And a different shape. And options for Dimarzios. It's really not "just an S100". In fact I didn't really like S100s until recently.
 

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That S-200 is fantastic! I wonder why Guild didn't make more? They offered the M-75 with the same gold hardware and ebony board so that's easy. The upscale bound headstock with G-shield and unusual diamond inlays are the unique features. Ah what could have been...
 

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In that case I better pony up cash for the OG before the reissue ends up happening. I remember the S100’s still being fairly cheap 10 years ago until the reissue came out. Naturally the price of the original seems to have shot up.
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There was much speculation when the NS line came out concerning what the effect would be on the used vintage/market. The speculation was influenced by whether "inspired by" instead of "reissue" made a difference to the market, or not. You seem to be saying that vintage S-100 prices did rise. I would say that vintage Starfire I bass prices rose slightly but vintage M-85 bass prices were already so high they had nowhere to go and so didn't. So, a decade later, is it generally true that the prices of vintage Guilds with a NS sibling rose more than the general market or only true for specific models or are Guilds just riding a general rise in vintage prices?
 
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