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: $1,710

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. 

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 Indian Rosewood or Ebony (Dependent on production date)*
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
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 Black and White

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