Found it needed a new battery connector - it's an active bass - and did that in a few minutes, and found it to be a pretty good bass..I wondered what the REAL Guild Pilot bass was like, if the imitation was so good.
Rapid expansion forced the company to move to much larger quarters, on Newark St. Notable also was the Guild 12-string guitar, which used a Jumbo "F" body and dual truss rods in the neck to produce a workhorse instrument with a deep, rich tone distinctive from the chimier twelve-strings put out by Martin.
The company continued to expand, and was sold to the Avnet Corporation, which moved production to Westerly, Rhode Island, in 1966.
Basically go for a look that says the amp was on fire and they put it out using belt sanders." (amps - I need a "99" & "50") Default-Thanks.
I actually used to work in a nuthouse before retiring a few years ago, so I feel right at home.
Last winter, I bought a De Armond Pilot bass that needed work - got it very cheap.
Put it in a corner and forgot about it while doing other things, till late April.The brand name currently exists as a brand under Córdoba Music Group.The first Guild workshop was located in Manhattan, New York, where Dronge (who soon took over full ownership) focused on electric and acoustic archtop jazz guitars. The advent of the folk music craze in the early '60s had shifted the company into production of an important line of acoustic folk and blues guitars, including a dreadnought series (D-40, D-50 and, later, D-55) that competed successfully with Martin's D-18 and D-28 models, and jumbo and Grand Concert "F" models that were particularly popular with blues guitarists like Dave Van Ronk.O liked IT so much, I found another-Fretless, in Royal Blue-and bought it and it just got her Friday..."Steve, you are a man of many goats."~ capnjuan "Alternatively, you could just go the ultra-relic route with it.The passive option was Di Marzio at first, then un-named P/J PUPs. Ralf I just took the control cover plate off and there is a battery in there - Imagine my surprise!