Phil Lesh - The Godfather Bass

In the early 1970's, Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead had his heavily modified Gibson EB3 stolen.  His next bass, dubbed "The Godfather" was a walnut Guild Starfire with three Alembic pickups, including a quad pickup with four outputs for each string.

Lesh added an Alembic "Superfilter" and other electronics, replaced the headstock, replaced the pickguard with a large one for the 14 different knobs and packed foam rubber into the Starfire's body to help eliminate feedback from the hollow body.

1968 Guild Starfire Bass - Walnut

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