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1967 Guild Starfire V

Estimated price for orientation: 1 995 $

Category: Electric Guitar


1967 Guild Starfire serial number EN 1170. Guitar is in very good condition. Plays beautifully. Pickups work as they should. Great neck feel, nice low action. All original.  The guitar doesn't appear to have any repairs done to it in the past.  There are some dings and scratches and honest wear, but nothing that affects the playability of this beautiful instrument. Has a nice patina with tons of mojo.  Please ask any questions you want and I would be happy to answer before bidding as I do not accept returns. Here is some additional information I found about the Guild StarFire: The Starfire V is a double cutaway semi-hollow instrument reminiscent of Gibson's ES-335 series but with many subtle and distinctly Guild touches. Like the ES-335, the Starfire V has a solid block running through the center of the double-cutaway thin hollow body, cutting down on feedback and giving the guitar a brighter tone. The wiring is also basically Gibson-like with the useful addition of a master volume knob just behind the selector switch.  Construction features a laminated maple body with a laminated mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard . The Guild Bigsby tailpiece (with a roller bar to provide improved tension over the saddle), Bigsby aluminum bridge are stock. The smaller (but not “mini”) mid-1960's Guild HB-1 Humbucking pickups have a nice chime that you just don’t get from a large humbucker. The bound fingerboard has pearloid block markers The plastic-faced headstock carries the Guild "Chesterfield" inlay and stock Grover Rotomatic tuners. The scale length is 24.75" with a nut width of 1 5/8 The Starfire has long been a favorite among players of many styles, and is particularly well thought of as an electric blues instrument. Vintage Starfires remain one of the most comparatively affordable classic American guitars.