1972 Guild JS II Fretless Bass

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Summary: From a 1971 Guild catalog: An instrument with a distinctive character of its own, recognized for its correct intonation over the entire scale. The JS bass gives you the leverage and presence you need - whether laying down a hard-driving beat or working on a melodic line. A great fingerboard lets you play long sets without fatigue.
The JS bass models were the direct descendent of Guild Jetstar basses, like the Jetstar, it had a mahogany body, three-piece mahogany (short scale models) or maple (long scale models) neck with rosewood fingerboard, 21 frets, Chesterfield and Guild inlays and Hagstrom bridge and (initially) pickups. It was launched with a companion guitar model the Guild S-100. This bass has been de-fretted. It plays and sounds amazing.

Body: Solid, contoured and beautifully aged mahogany with a cherry finish, double cutaway.

Neck: Guild extra fast, wider, 3-piece mahogany with fully adjustable truss rod, rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl position dots, inlaid headplate, 30.5” scale length, 1.5” nut width, 21 frets, neck joins body at 18th fret.

Pickups/Hardware: 2 chrome plated Guild humbucking pickups with large adjustable pole pieces for each string and 3-way tilt adjustment for accurate pickup placement, 3-position pickup selector, tone switch for tight-hard or full bottom sounds and everything in between, separate tone and volume controls for each pickup.

Cosmetics: This bass has wear that is consistent with an instrument of this age. There is wear just above and between the pickups. There is buckle rash on the back of the body. There are chips and scratches in the finish. One of the saddles has been chipped but does not affect the playability or setup of the bass. There is wear on the back of the neck near the 2nd and 3rd fret.

Playability: Our in-house luthier has inspected, setup, and restrung this bass with a new set of flat wound strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. It plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Modifications: This bass has been de-fretted.

Weight: 8 lbs., 1 oz.

Case: This bass ships in a case (see photos), professionally packaged, and fully insured.