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  • Hey Fender, now that you own Guild guitars

    start making DeArmond guitars again too. They were like (and some were made into) Squier's. I had an M-55 DeArmond, I'd like a new M65 or 75. Maybe I'll actually get a new Guild electric, but would still dig a new DeArmond solid body electric. Fender, you could do it....do it...

    So many guitars, so little time

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    Fender also owns Alvarez, and won't let them make electrics. And they own Hamer, and recently shut them down, since the Slammer series was cutting into Squier sales. (Yeah, i know, the money is still going into Fenders pockets, but WTF Fender?) And they own Gretch, and Ovation, and a few others that I am waiting to see the quailty do a downward spiral. Guild Bluesbird whiskey in the near future? Or tele tequila?

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    • DeepEnd
      DeepEnd commented
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      badpenguin wrote:

      Fender also owns Alvarez, and won't let them make electrics. . . .


      There actually were Alvarez electrics years ago. My bass is a '95 Alvarez. But they didn't go over well. Same with Martin electrics. For better or worse, the Alvarez name is associated with acoustics.


    • kit_strong
      kit_strong commented
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      badpenguin wrote:

      Fender also owns Alvarez, and won't let them make electrics. And they own Hamer, and recently shut them down, since the Slammer series was cutting into Squier sales. (Yeah, i know, the money is still going into Fenders pockets, but WTF Fender?) And they own Gretch, and Ovation, and a few others that I am waiting to see the quailty do a downward spiral. Guild Bluesbird whiskey in the near future? Or tele tequila?


      In the case of Gretch, the quality has actually gone up since Fender took over, not down.


    • tim gueguen
      tim gueguen commented
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      badpenguin wrote:

      . And they own Hamer, and recently shut them down, since the Slammer series was cutting into Squier sales. (Yeah, i know, the money is still going into Fenders pockets, but WTF Fender?) 



      I highly doubt Slammer sales were effecting Squier.  In any case the brand in fact seems to be active if the following link is anything to go by. http://www.slammerguitars.com/


  • #3

    They are making Dearmonds now, they just call them Guild Newark Street Series.

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    • Bucksstudent
      Bucksstudent commented
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      I wish they'd make cheaper versions of the electric Guilds.

    • Buttcrust
      Buttcrust commented
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      yes, nice looking instruments. I want a DeArmond... and a Guild...or 3


    • Pine Apple Slim
      Pine Apple Slim commented
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      6down1togo wrote:

      They are making Dearmonds now, they just call them Guild Newark Street Series.


      Got one. I like it a lot. 

      starfire

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  • #4
    I don't know about you but I'm liking my Guild S300. I know of a few vintage USA Guilds that can be had for a grand or less so I see no point in buying the reissues at the same amount of pesos

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    • #5

      Buttcrust wrote:

      start making DeArmond guitars again too. 


       

      Guild (i.e. -- Fender) doesn't realy need to bring back any DeArmond guitars from the past.  I wouldn't mind seeing a nice JetStar reissue at some point or an X-79 Skyhawk reissue, but they are already doing essentially what the DeArmond line did -- reissue some of the classic Guild solidbody and hollowbody electrics.  

      The one item that Guild needs to definitely reissue as soon as possible is the GoldTone humbucker pickup.  These were truly excellent pickups!  

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      • Buttcrust
        Buttcrust commented
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        Yes, I do believe we all know that Fender doesn't really need to start manufacturing DeArmond guitars again, but...do they really need umpteen models of MIM, MIC, USA, Japan and where ever else the umpteen Fender guitars are made ?


    • #6
      You can get a USA Guild but it'll cost ya. My Newark St Starefire bass is Korean.
      I'm very pleased w the quality @ $1099 w a decent case.

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      • #7
        Shame Hamer is no more. I had many of the Standards they made

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        • guitarcapo
          guitarcapo commented
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          Sometimes buying a company out is simply about eliminating the competition.

           

          If you get to aquire some real estate and manufacturing parts and equipment all the better.


      • #8
        Maybe this means my 85' Standard will be worth more

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        • #9

          Forget the guitars! Fender owns Sunn and I want a re-issue first or second gen Sunn Model T and a re-issue Sunn Beta Lead solid state C-MOS technology amp! And not that last generation of Model T they put out after they bought them, that was not a Model T (cool amp but had nothing in common outside of looks). I love my Beta Lead but its old and I'd like something I could take out and gig with.

          I played one of those new Guild S-100 Polara (SG clones) recently and it was a nice guitar. Not sure it was worth the money ($899) but it was cool. I liked it better than my P90 Gibson SG and it was about the same price (which was probably to much). Forgot to check country of manufacture on the back, I'll look though next time I'm at that store.

          Guild S-100 Polara Re-Issue

           

           

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          • #10
            doomedfuzz you speak my language. I'd like to see a proper reissue of the model T like what my uncle had. Though I never played through a Beta Lead before

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            • Emory
              Emory commented
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              Crap net here in Thailand stalls trying to load image.... anyway, I have a 99 Starfire IV, and it is maple. The new ones are mahogany, right? That has to do something to the tone, tho haven't tried one out yet. Maybe better, maybe worse..... should put some letter like "H" to signify it isn't the same beast, imho













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