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Guild Starfire V Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar with Guild Vibrato Tailpiece Cherry Red

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
  • Country of origin: South Korea

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SPECIFICATIONS
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

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar, Unique Sound

By blues4545

from Baltimore, MD

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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.

       
      5.0

      Guild Starfire V is cherry

      By Jim

      from Douglas City, Ca

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      Pros

      • Beautiful cherry flavor
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

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

        I was a little concerned that It would look like a fire engine but it is a darker red with dark grain and it is beautiful. I have never purchased a guitar before without playing it first so I took the chance because I have owned a Starfire before and regretted giving it away. When it comes to guitars I'm picky.

         
        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.

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