Short time owner
I picked up the SF at the Sweetwater retail store in Ft Wayne. I live close so I have the advantage of seeing what I buy before purchasing. The folks at the store are very accommodating, I gave the serial number of the bass I wanted to see and they had it from the warehouse for me in just a few minutes. Love at first sight. The fit and finish are very good and the neck feels great. I played for a bit in the showroom and was sold. Played it at practice the next night and I am now really sold. Light on the shoulder, not too bad on the neck dive and really comfortable to play. I wasn't sure about a short scale but after a little adjustment it seems comfortable. I have been playing a Fender MIM P-bass which I like, but wow, the Guild is a whole new level. The finish on the fret edges is great, the setup is also very good thanks to SW's 55 point check. All in all I am very happy with the purchase.