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Guild Starfire V Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar with Guild Vibrato Tailpiece   

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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 s...Read More

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The return of a stylish model with dual "Little Bucker" pickups and Guild Vibrato Tailpiece.

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 White finish. Includes plush-lined hardshell case.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Arched Mahogany
  • Body wood: Arched Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Soft vintage U
  • Neck wood: 3-piece Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Narrow jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: LB-1
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: LB-1
  • Brand: Guild
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze
  • Tuning machines: Grover Sta-Tite
  • Color: Nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics, Body finish
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None

Pick up a guitar that'll add new sounds and style to your performance. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Starfire V Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar with Guild Vibrato Tailpiece

  • Body
    Body Material: Laminated Mahogany
    Body Shape: Starfire V
    Body Back: Arched Laminated Mahogany
    Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany
    Body Top: Arched Laminated Mahogany
    Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
    Bracing: Center Block
    F Holes Sound Holes: Unbound F Holes
    Body Depth: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
    Body Length: 20.25" (514 mm)
    Neck
    Neck Shape: Vintage Soft "U"
    Number of Frets: 22
    Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
    Fingerboard Radius: 9.45" (240 mm)
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck Material: 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
    Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
    Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
    Scale Length: 24.75" (628 mm)
    Truss Rods: Dual-Action
    Truss Rod Nut: Hex
    Electronics
    Pickup Configuration: HH
    Bridge Pickup: Guild "Anti-Hum" Dual-Coil
    Neck Pickup: Guild "Anti-Hum" Dual-Coil
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume
    Hardware
    Hardware Finish: Nickel-Plated
    Bridge: Guild Adjusto-Matic with Rosewood Base
    Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
    String Nut: Bone
    Pickguard: Opaque Plexi Pickguard with Guild Logo
    Miscellaneous
    Strings: D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock, (.011-.049 Gauges)
    Accessories
    Case Gig Bags: Hardshell Case
    Control Knobs: Black Plastic
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Starfire V Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar with Guild Vibrato Tailpiece
 
5.0

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  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

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5.0

Love my new Guild Starfire V

By none

from Camas Washington

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Great price
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • playing for personal enjoyment
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Starfire V Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar with Guild Vibrato Tailpiece:

    I play in a band that plays once or twice a month, sometimes more. Have wanted a Guild Starfire V for a long time but could not afford the older ones out there for sale. When I read about the new Guilds I had to check them out. Hard to find a Starfire V around here but was able to check out some other Guilds. They all played very well. Took a chance on ordering one. Beautiful guitar, finish, sound and feel, superb. Could not be happier. Really nice case also. Looks great with my other two Guilds.

     
    5.0

    I'm falling in love with it.

    By Felipejd

    from Santiago, CHILE.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Starfire V Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar with Guild Vibrato Tailpiece:

      I bought it without trying it thinking, " Well is just a korean made official replica, let's see how it turn". But then I recieved, first I look a really quality and cool case. After that, I start to realize that it has a really good craft work, with really good details and finish. Finally, I play it. Really confortable, fun and quality sound.
      I'm very happy with it, looking foward to step into a gig with it.

      (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar, Unique Sound

      By blues4545

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Starfire V Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar with Guild Vibrato Tailpiece:

          I own 2 Guild Starfire V's from the late 90's that were made in New England. Two of my favorite guitars and was not happy when Guild/Fender discontinued them. I saw that they had been re-issued but was skeptical because they made in Korea and they had gone with more of a late 60's - 70's styling. The body is thinner than the other Guilds I have had and the bridges are different. The other major differance is the pick-ups, they're more of a mini-humbucker style but not quite as small as a Les Paul Deluxe. Was still intrigued so I ordered one. Used it on a gig this past weekend. The guys in the band commented that it is a nice looking guitar and it is with the red finish on the mahogany wood, the other reason I ordered it, I like mahogany bodied guitars. The guitar played very well and was surprised at the tone. Kind of somewhere between a single coil and a humbucker. Not as fat sounding as a traditional humbucker, but the warmth is there, but has a bit of a "snap" to it like a single coil. I play blues, classic rock, jazz, R&B and reggae with the band and it fit in well on all catagories. Electronics are smooth. My only compaint is the Guild "Bigsby" is a bit clumsy and not very useful. I have 3 other guitars with Bigsby's and this one is not very responsive. May either replace it with a real one or put a different tailpiece on it. So other than the tailpiece it's an excellent guitar.

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