Starfire IV in Black

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Semi-hollow body. This marks the welcome return of a highly popular semi-hollow Guild classic, with a graceful double-cutaway thinline body and incomparable tone and feel. The original Starfire IV was prized by many guitarists from the mid-1960s onward as a distinctively rocking instrument, and its spirit and design pervade this new model. Other premium features include a rock-solid three-piece neck, special vintage-style LB-1 “Little Bucker” pickups and the classically brilliant Black finish. Also available in Cherry Red.

List Price: $1,475

This guitar is available through any Authorized Guild Dealer. Find one near you by clicking the button above. If you have any troubles finding a dealer near you, please don’t hesitate to contact us and a Guild Representative will be happy to help.

A Closer Look at the Starfire IV

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.

Video Demo of Starfire IV

Curious how the Starfire IV compares to our other guitars? Guitarist Magazine compares the Starfire IV to the X-175 Manhattan here.

Specifications

Body:

Body ConstructionSemi-Hollowbody
Body TopArched Laminated Mahogany
Body BackArched Laminated Mahogany
Body SidesLaminated Mahogany
Body ShapeStarfire™ IV
BracingCenter Block
FinishGloss Polyurethane/ Black
Body Depth Upper Bout1 5/8″ (41 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout1 3/4″ (44.45 mm)
Body Length18 1/4″ (464 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout16 3/8″ (416 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout11 3/4″ (298 mm)
Overall Guitar Length41 1/2″ (1055mm)
Body BindingIvory White with Black/White Purfling
PurflingBlack/Ivory White
Soundhole/F-Holes BindingUnbound F Holes

Neck:

Neck Material3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/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 Frets22
Fret SizeNarrow Jumbo
Tuning MachinesGrover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast

Hardware Finish/PlatingNickel Plated

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 Blade: 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)
Included Accessories
Strap ButtonsVintage-Style
PickguardBlack with Guild® Logo
Item Number379-2100-806

the Starfire IV is also available in Cherry Red

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