Starfire IV ST Maple in Antique Sunburst

The Starfire IV ST Maple puts a modern twist on a highly popular semi-hollow Guild classic. With its graceful double cutaway and thinline body, the original Starfire IV was prized by many guitarists from the mid-1960s onward for its incomparable tone and feel. Premium features include an all maple body, a solid spruce center block, rosewood fingerboard, and Guild’s hallmark mahogany neck with maple center seam. This model features a Tune-O-Matic bridge, with a stopbar tailpiece for increased sustain and stability. The Starfire IV ST Maple includes dual LB-1 “Little Bucker” pickups, replicas of Guild’s original smaller size humbucking pickups. Available in Emerald Green or Vintage Sunburst, and includes hardshell case. 

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 ST

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 ConstructionSemi-Hollowbody
Body TopArched Laminated Maple
Body BackArched Laminated Maple
Body SidesLaminated Maple
Body ShapeStarfire™ IV
BracingCenter Block
FinishGloss Polyurethane, Vintage Sunburst
Body Depth Upper Bout1 5/8″ (41 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout1 3/4″ (44mm)
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 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 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)
Included Accessories
Strap ButtonsVintage-Style
PickguardBlack with Guild Logo
Item Number379­‐2110‐837

The Starfire IV ST Maple is also available in Emerald Green and Natural Flamed Maple

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