Guild Jetstar ST Electric Guitar

Complete with period-correct design quirks and a few modern upgrades, the Guild Jetstar ST electric delivers jangly mini-humbucker tone and retro 1962 style.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Pau Ferro fretboard Delivers strong midrange presence and punch
Guild LB-1 Little Bucker pickups More airy, jangly sound than traditional humbucker
The Guild Jetstar embodies the ultimate retro vibe with a unique body shape that's been off the grid since the 1960s. In terms of style, this reissue remains faithful to the first iteration of the S-50 Jetstar with a solid mahogany body and set neck. Further period-correct details include six inline tuning machines and Guild's rare pearloid pyramid logo on a scroll-shaped headstock.

The Guild Jetstar features a shallow C shape mahogany neck and pao ferro fingerboard with simple pearloid fret markers. Instead of its original shortened neck, the newly modified Jetstar has a 25 1/2" scale length for faster feel and improved response. Dual Guild LB-1 Little Bucker pickups bring a usable array of tones from sparkly clean single coil-esque spank to thick and warm humbucker sounds that fatten and sing when driven.

The Guild LB-1 "Little Bucker" was first offered in 1962 as an upgrade from single coil pickups. Tonally, it has a little more jangle than a traditional PAF humbucker. The resistance and inductance of these pickups sit comfortably between a typical single coil and typical humbucker -- contributing to the airy nature of the LB-1 without compromising its warmth. The LB-1 has a unique footprint, placing it in-between a mini-bucker and a full size humbucker.
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- Body Type: Solid Body
- Body Wood: Mahogany
- Body Shape: Jetstar
- Finish: Gloss Polyurethane in Vintage White
- Body Depth Upper Bout: 1 1/2" - 38mm
- Body Depth Lower Bout: 1 1/2" - 38mm
- Body Length: 17 1/2" - 445mm
- Body Width Lower Bout: 13 7/8" - 352mm
- Body Width Upper Bout: 11 1/2" - 292mm
- Overall Guitar Length: 40 1/4" - 1022mm
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: C shape
- Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Scale Length: 25 1/2" - 648mm
- Nut Width: 1 11/16" - 43mm
- Nut Material: Bone
- Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
- Fingerboard Radius: 10" - 254mm
- Fingerboard Inlays: 5mm Mother-Of-Pearl Dots
- # of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Narrow Jumbo
- Tuning Machines: Guild Vintage Style Nickel
- Hardware Finish/Plating: Nickel Plated
- Truss Rod: Dual-Action
- Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm Allen Key
- Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm Allen Key
- Bridge: Guild Tune-O-Matic
- Strings: D'Addario EXL110 Nickel Wound, Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock, (.010-.046 Gauges)
- Bridge Pickup: Guild LB-1
- Neck Pickup: Guild LB-1
- Pickup Switches: 3-Position Toggle; Position 1: Bridge Pickup -- Position
2: Bridge and Neck Pickups -- Position 3: Neck"
- Control Knobs: Guild G Shield Black / Silver
- Controls: Master Volume
and Tone, Toggle Switch"
- Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style
- Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
- Item Number: 379-0501-828
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 14.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GUI JETSTARST BK
White
Shipping Weight: 14.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GUI JETSTARST VW
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 480-596-7195
(3 ratings)
Submitted December 22, 2020 by D Dillon
"Awesome!!"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
The Guild Jetstar ST arrived today and it was just what I hoped it'd be and more! The build is exceptional. Comfortable... No heavier than a Strat solid body type. Neck feels great. Action is spot on out of the box. All I had to do was tune it up! Those Little Buckers are phenomenal! I love Mahogany bodies and this is another one to add to that list! 100% satisfied! No gig bag was in the box but I'm sure Zzounds will take care of that. The guitar itself is excellent!
Musical Background:
20+ years
Musical Style:
All genres of Rock, Metal, classical Spanish, etc ..
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