STARFIRE IV ST-12 in CHERRY RED

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If you’re craving that 60s choral, jangly guitar tone defined by the Beatles and the Byrds, the Starfire IV ST 12-String both sounds and looks the part. Based on our popular Starfire IV ST, this thinbody semi-hollow electric has the added power of 6 more strings! Premium features include an all-mahogany body, solid spruce center block, ebony fingerboard, and Guild’s hallmark mahogany neck with maple center seam. Instead of a harp tailpiece as seen on the first Guild electric 12-string (the Starfire XII made from ’66-’74), this modern version has a Tune-O-Matic bridge with a stopbar tailpiece for increased sustain and stability, imperative for keeping those extra strings in tune. The Starfire IV ST 12-String includes dual LB-1 “Little Bucker” pickups, replicas of Guild’s original smaller size humbucking pickups. It is available in Shoreline Mist & Cherry Red, and includes hardshell case.

List Price: $1,800

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. 

see the STARFIRE IV ST-12 in action

A Closer Look at the Starfire IV ST-12

Body:

Body ConstructionSemi-Hollowbody
Body TopArched Laminated Mahogany
Body BackArched Laminated Mahogany
Body SidesLaminated Mahogany
Body ShapeStarfire IV ST
BracingCenter Block
FinishGloss Polyurethane, Cherry Red
Body Depth Upper Bout1 5/8″ (41 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout1 3/4″ (44 mm)
Body Length18 1/4″ (464 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout16 1/2″ (419 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout11 3/4″ (298 mm)
Overall Guitar Length41 1/2″ (1055mm)
Body BindingIvory White with Black/White Purfling
PurflingBlack/Ivory ABS
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 MachinesGuild Die-Cast Closed Gear Tuning Machines, 18:1
Hardware Finish/PlatingNickel Plated

Truss RodDual-Action
Truss Rod Wrench7mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench

Features:

BridgeGuild® Tune-O-Matic bridge with Stopbar tailpiece
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)
Strap ButtonsVintage-Style
PickguardBlack with Guild® Logo
Item Number379-211-1866

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