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The guild Starfire V Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar is a deluxe double cutaway loaded with features that give a fully expressive voice to your ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Heritage, style and performance in one beautiful instrument.

The guild Starfire V Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar is 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 in. 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 in. 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: Mahogany
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Vintage soft U
Neck wood: 3-piece with mahogany Maple
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 9.5 in.
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Pearl block
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: Series
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: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Guild vibrato
Tuning machines: Grover Sta-Tite
Color: Nickel
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: South Korea

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GuildStarfire V Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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5.0

This guitar is just incredible!

By Dimension III Studios

from Phoenix AZ.

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Pros

  • Crazy beautiful tone!
  • 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 Guild Starfire V Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    I am not sure about others. But I think it is truly rare to get a tone out of your guitar that sounds so sweet you just don't want to touch a thing. I have owned this guitar for a couple months now. I have to say, as I said before.... I really was not happy with it when I first got it. It was awkward to play, the neck is U shaped its big, its heavy, and it didn't stay in tune well at first. The 11 gauge strings felt weird, just everything about it was different than all my other guitars. I can tell you I have been playing for 20+ years, I consider myself an experienced guitar player, I own several, from Gibson, to Gretsch, Fender, Ibanez, and Rouge. Expensive to cheap. I love all my guitars, some better than others, but after really diving into this Guild, it has just become my favorite of them all. I run it through a Fender Champion 100, which I have to say I have now own for a couple years, it's an amazing amp as well. Especially for the price. I am getting such a beautiful sound out of this guitar I just don't want to touch a thing. I was thinking to my self this morning I now have my own signature hellatone. I am starting to love the feel of the guitar, the neck the body the weight everything. Great to play, I just don't want to put it down. Oh did I mention what an absolutely stunningly beautiful guitar it is. I just cant say enough, just get one. An amazing instrument to play. Love her more every day.

     
    4.0

    It has grown on me

    By Dimension III Studios

    from Phoenix Az.

    About Me Experienced

    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 Guild Starfire V Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      It took a while for this guitar to really come to life for me. It is my first semi hollow body. I saw the video and fell in love with it, had to have it. It is beautiful not just in looks but in sound as well. It is a heavy beast, you may not like that, and it took me a bit to get used to the U shaped neck. I am used to play thinner narrower neck guitars. When I first got it I would not stay in tune, and took a few weeks of stretching strings and breaking it in to settle in. I have really come to love this guitar. It plays very well. I like to play jazz and mellow ballad type music with it. It has great tone, and sustain. I think as time goes by this one may grow to be my favorite. I have a Gibson SG, which I absolutely love the tone of. I also Have a Gretsch Pro Jet with Bigsby as of now is my Favorite to play. I would recommend this guitar, it has a sound all its own as is all Guild. I like tonal variation in my guitars because i do a lot of recording, and I like each guitar to set in its own space. This guitar definitely does that. It is the most expensive guitar I have purchased to date, so my expectations were very high. I started out a bit disappointed but as time has gone I am loving it more everyday. It came with an excellent case beautiful blue lining and a sturdy shell. The guitar in the case as absolutely stunningly beautiful. No Complaints at the end of the day, Great Instrument that I am Proud to own.

       
      5.0

      This guitar is a tone machine

      By TheAbesentEights

      from Waldorf, Maryland

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Guild Starfire V Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      I play in a few groups and some recordings. I just bought this guitar and it is phenomenal. I bought it as a damaged item and I do not see a single scratch on this guitar--maybe I got lucky but I could not be happier with the Guild Starfire V. My only beef with the guitar is the pickup selector and the master volume control. Both are in an awkward position and I feel as time goes on it will get frustrating. I don't really use the master volume control its nice to clean up a heavily overdriven guitar--but I don't really touch it. The pickup selector is a little frustrating because of its position and it sucks because the "Little Bucker," pickups in all three positions sound wonderful overdriven and clean. The description of the sound would be right between PAFs and a filtertron. It's beefy-but not too beefy while also not being too thin. I never hear anyone talk about the Guild Starfire--but it's about time they start to because this guitar is a great pick up.

       
      5.0

      Beautiful feel, workmanship

      Comments about Guild Starfire V Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      Feels like an instrument that would cost much more. A pleasure to play.

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