Starfire III w/Guild Vibrato Tailpiece

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Hollow body. Guild’s Starfire III is equipped with features of extra advantage to the rock ‘n’ roll guitarist who seeks a combination of flashy appearance and extraordinary tonal possibilities. Stellar features are all here, including the extra-thin hollow body, graceful single Florentine cutaway and brilliant Cherry Red finish. The welcome return of a rocking early-’60s favorite with a personality all its own. Also available in Black.

List Price: $1,475

A Closer Look at the Starfire III

The Guild LB-1 “Little Bucker” was first offered in 1962 as an upgrade from single coil pickups. Tonally, it has a little more jangle then a traditional PAF humbucker. The resistance and inductance of these pickups sit comfortably between a typical single coil and typical humbucker – contributing to the airy nature of the LB-1 without compromising its warmth. The LB-1 has a unique footprint, placing it in-between a mini-bucker and a full size humbucker.

Body:

Body ConstructionHollowbody
Body TopArched Laminated Mahogany
Body BackArched Laminated Mahogany
Body SidesLaminated Mahogany
Body ShapeStarfire III
BracingParallel Tone Bars
FinishGloss Polyurethane, Cherry Red
Body Depth Upper Bout1 3/4″ (44 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout1 7/8″ (48 mm)
Body Length20 1/4″ (514 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout16 3/8″ (416 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout11 3/4″ (298 mm)
Overall Guitar Length41″ (1041mm)
Guitar Weight6 lbs 4 oz
Body BindingIvory White with Black/White Purfling
PurflingBlack/Ivory White
Soundhole/F-HolesUnbound F Holes

Neck:

Neck Material1-Piece Mahogany
Neck ShapeVintage Soft “U”
Neck FinishGloss Polyurethane
Scale Length24 3/4″ (628 mm)
Nut Width1 11/16″ (43 mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Neck Binding1-Ply Ivory White
Fingerboard MaterialIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius9 1/2″ (240 mm)
Fingerboard InlaysPearloid Dot
# of Frets20
Fret SizeNarrow Jumbo
Tuning MachinesGrover Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast

Hardware Finish/PlatingNickel Plated; Polished Aluminum Tremolo Bar

Truss RodDual-Action
Truss Rod Wrench7mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench

Features:

BridgeGuild® Tune-O-Matic with Rosewood Base
StringsD’Addario® EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock, (.011-.049 Gauges)
Case or Gig BagTKL Deluxe Hardshell
Bridge PickupLB-1
Neck PickupLB-1
Pickup ConfigurationHH
Pickup Switches3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Control KnobsBlack Plastic
ControlsVolume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Strap ButtonsVintage-Style
PickguardBlack with Guild Logo
Item Number379-2005-866

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