Starfire V in White

Finish Options:

   

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 Cherry Red.

List Price: $1,710

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. 

Sweetwater

U.S.A.

Buy Now

Musician’s Friend

U.S.A.

Buy Now

Guitar Center

U.S.A.

Buy Now

American Musical Supply

U.S.A.

Buy Now

Chicago Music Exchange

U.S.A.

Buy Now

Amazon

U.S.A.

Buy Now

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 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.

Body
Body Type Semi-Hollowbody
Body Shape Starfire V
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 with a Maple Center Strip
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 Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 9 1/2" (240mm)
Fingerboard Inlays Blocks - Pearloid
Frets Total 22
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
Bridge Guild Tune-O-Matic with Rosewood or Ebony Base (Dependent on production date)*
Tailpiece Guild Vibrato Tailpiece Semi Hollow - 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 5/8" (41mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 1 3/4" (44mm)
Body Length 18 1/4" (464mm)
Overall Length 41 1/2" (1055mm)

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

The starfire V is also available in Cherry Red and Black

More Newark St. Guitars