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For serial numbers that dont fall on this chart or for specific parts for your vintage Guild Guitar you can contact Hans Moust via his website.
The serial number inside on the Guild orange/white label is as follows: X 175 model EG 147 Serial. It seems to be a cross between the Artist Award and the X700.
I have a 1995 X 700 That to seems to be a custom model X700.
A number of early West-Coast psychedelic bands used these instruments, notably guitarists Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia and bassist Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, as well as Jefferson Airplane's bassist Jack Casady.
Alembic started their transition from sound and recording work to instrument building by modifying Lesh & Casady's Starfire basses.
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The most notable Guild performance of that era was on the D-40 that Richie Havens played when he opened the Woodstock Festival in 1969.
During the 1960s, Guild moved aggressively into the electric guitar market, successfully promoting the Starfire line of semi-acoustic (Starfire I, II & III) and semi-solid (Starfire IV, V & VI) guitars and basses.
Any information anyone has or if you can direct me to somewhere/someone that may have this information I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks Ray Johnson N.texas answer this site or call cell 940-393-0890 please leave message if no answer My Guild, which i love very much has a serial number that goes like this: DB107587 Can you tell me when/where it was manufactured?