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Pilgrim

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For Guild bass fans with deep pockets
« on: November 17, 2017, 07:29:34 AM »
Just found this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/302531797474?ul_noapp=true

Not pristine condition, upon seeing the fingernail groove and finish cracks, but must be original finish.
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Re: For Guild bass fans with deep pockets
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 06:26:32 PM »
Some of these sold for that much before the 2008 recession, now they generally go for about half that. Reverb's price guide shows 1300-1700 for recent sales.

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Re: For Guild bass fans with deep pockets
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 02:32:40 PM »
I love the look, but not the price.  Of course, I'm cheap. But dang, that's a classic-looking bass.
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Re: For Guild bass fans with deep pockets
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 07:27:10 PM »
I remember when I bought one at a Pawn Shop in the early 1990's for $160. 

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Re: For Guild bass fans with deep pockets
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 12:19:58 PM »
I remember when I bought one at a Pawn Shop in the early 1990's for $160.

There was a period where they were treated like lepers.

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Re: For Guild bass fans with deep pockets
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 08:55:20 PM »
There was a period where they were treated like lepers.

Sheryl Crow changed that.

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Re: For Guild bass fans with deep pockets
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 06:32:42 PM »
It's a little confusing. But the Mark II bass sports the Guild humbucker pickups.

They sound fine and some players swear by them.

But the M-85 basses that commanded those high prices were the earlier models
Equipped with the Bisonic pickups. Awesome sounding basses.

Post 2009 the prices paid for those dropped to around $2500,but I am basing that on one auction and a fleeting offer by someone who quickly thought better of it.

As noted above, the seller will be lucky to get $1500.


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Re: For Guild bass fans with deep pockets
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 08:39:43 AM »
Weren't the earlier ones thicker and semi-hollow? I don't know the history.

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Re: For Guild bass fans with deep pockets
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 09:36:12 AM »
You are right on both counts.