Starfire III in Cherry Red

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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: $1,555

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.

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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 than 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 III

Body
Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape Starfire III
Body Top Arched Mahogany
Body Wood (Solid Bodies) N / A
Soundhole / F Holes Binding Unbound F Holes
Body Sides Mahogany
Body Back Arched Mahogany
Purfling Black / Ivory ABS
Body Binding Cream ABS
Neck
Neck Material Mahogany
Scale Length 24 3/4" (629mm)
Neck Shape Vintage Soft "U"
Nut Width 1 11/16" (43mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret 20mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret 24mm
Truss Rod Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench 7mm Socket Wrench
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood or Ebony (Dependent on production date)*
Fingerboard Radius 9 1/2" (240mm)
Fingerboard Inlays Pearloid Dots
Frets Total 20
Fret Type Narrow Jumbo
Fingerboard Binding 1-Ply Ivory ABS
Finish
Finish - Top Gloss Polyurethane
Finish - Back and Sides Gloss Polyurethane
Finish - Neck Gloss Polyurethane
Hardware
Bridge String Spacing 2" (52mm)
Hardware Finish / Plating Nickel Plated; Polished Aluminum Vibrato Bar
Bridge Guild Tune-O-Matic with Rosewood or Ebony Base (Dependent on production date)*
Tailpiece Guild Vibrato Tailpiece Hollow Body - Aluminum
Nut Material Bone
Tuning Machines Grover® Sta-Tite™ Open-Gear 18:1
Strap Buttons Vintage Style
Pickguard Black with Guild Logo
Electronics
Bridge Pickup Guild LB-1
Neck Pickup Guild LB-1
Pickup Switch 3-Way Toggle: 1. Bridge Pickup - 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups - 3. Neck Pickup
Controls Neck Volume & Tone, Bridge Volume & Tone, 3-way Toggle Pickup Switch
Other
Strings D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium (.011 - .049)
Included Case TKL Deluxe Hardshell
Upper Bout Width 11 3/4" (299mm)
Lower Bout Width 16 3/8" (416mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout 1 3/4" (44mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 1 7/8" (48mm)
Body Length 20 1/4" (514mm)
Overall Length 41" (1041mm)

*This is a running spec change to comply with CITES regulations. More information.

The Starfire III is also available in Black

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