Guild Jetstar Newark St. Collection Electric GuitarGuild
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 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 Jetstar is available in Seafoam Green with a cream pickguard, or Vintage White or Black with a tortoiseshell pickguard. It includes Guild’s deluxe padded gig bag.
Condition: When this guitar came in from the factory, the only issue found by the authorized refurbisher was a few scuff marks in the finish (see photos). No repairs or modifications were made to the guitar - they simply gave it a set-up and left it alone. Aside from the minor cosmetic flaws, the guitar looks mint. When we received the guitar, we set the action at the 12th fret to 3/64" (bass side) and 2/64" (treble side). Guitar plays great with this low action set-up! All electronics are in perfect working order. Unlike most refurbished guitars, the back of the headstock is NOT stamped "used" and the original serial # is still intact.
- 2018 model
- Weight = 7.2 lbs.
- Solid mahogany body
- Mahogany set neck with "C" profile
- Guild® LB-1 "Little Bucker" dual-coil pickup (neck)
- Guild® LB-1 "Little Bucker" dual-coil pickup (bridge)
- Master volume and tone knobs, 3-way toggle switch
- Pau ferro fretboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays
- Guild® Tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece
- Guild® vintage-style tuners
- Nickel-plated hardware
- 3-ply cream pickguard
- Bone nut
- 22 narrow-jumbo frets
- 1.6875" nut width
- 25.5" scale length
- Seafoam Green gloss finish
About our set-ups: We do our best to accurately describe the current set-up and playability of each guitar. However, due to temperature and humidity changes the guitar may experience while in transit, it's possible for the neck and body to slightly "adjust" along the way. After all, guitars are primarily wooden instruments that are highly susceptible to their environment. By the time you receive the guitar, un-box it and tune it up, you may find that it needs a slight adjustment to get it back to the set-up specs that we originally described in our listing. Please keep this in mind before purchasing.