Starfire V in Cherry Red

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Semi-hollow body. A deluxe double cutaway loaded with features that give a fully expressive voice to your individual playing style. The classic Guild Starfire V is a semi-hollow beauty with a graceful 16 3/8″ thinline body and twin Guild LB-1 “Little Bucker” pickups that make it an outstanding choice with an authentic Guild voice perfect for rock, blues, roots and more. The Starfire V’s all-mahogany body features an arched top and back, with dual f holes, elegant ivory white body binding, black/white purfling and center-block construction.

Other premium features include bound three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck with vintage-style “soft U” profile, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with 9 1/2″ radius and pearloid block inlays, three-way pickup selector switch, individual volume and tone controls for each pickup and master volume, Tune-O-Matic bridge with rosewood base, Guild vibrato tailpiece, Grover Sta-Tite™ tuning machines, nickel hardware and a gorgeous Cherry Red finish. Includes plush-lined hardshell case. Also available in Black and Snowcrest White.

List Price: $1,615

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 V

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 Mahogany
Body BackArched Laminated Mahogany
Body SidesLaminated Mahogany
Body ShapeStarfire™ V
BracingCenter Block
FinishGloss Polyurethane, Cherry Red
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″ (1055 mm)
Body BindingIvory White with Black/White Purfling
PurflingBlack/Ivory White
Soundhole/F-HolesUnbound 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 Block
# of Frets22
Fret SizeJumboNarrow
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 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 Number379-2205-866

The Starfire V is also available in Black and White

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