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Guild Starfire

Hollow bodied electric guitar

Guild Starfire guitars; SF-III, SF-IV, SF-V, SF-VI, SF-XII and SF bass

Guild Starfire
 Starfire II
 Starfire III
 Starfire IV
 Starfire V
 Starfire VI
 Starfire XII
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Guild Starfire models

The Guild Starfire came in several variations; seven guitars and two basses. First available in 1960, the Starfire has been in production in one form or another the majority of the next 50 years. The Starfire IV is perhaps the best known, and is held in high regard, especially amongst blues musicians. Follow the links to the left to find out more about each guitar. The image above comes from the 1969 Guild catalogue and shows the Starfire III to XII.

Guild Starfire - If you dont own at least one thin hollow-body electric, you should
Guild Starfire - If you dont own at least one thin hollow-body electric, you should
Black and white advert for the Guild Starfire SF-4 six string guitar
Guild Starfire - Guitars Amplifiers Strings
Guild Starfire - Guitars Amplifiers Strings
Features the Starfire V guitar, the Starfire bass II, Thunderstar bass amp, and the F-47 Bluegrass flat top
Have a look at more vintage Guild Starfire adverts

1971 Guild electric guitar and bass catalogue
The descriptions below come from the 1971 Guild catalogue

All Starfire Guitars: Now with 1 7/8 " thin body, 16 3/8 " wide, 20 1/4 " long, 24 3/4 " scale. Mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard (ebony on SF-VI). New Humbucking Pick-Ups.
* Custom Colors: Asterisked colors are Custom Colors. For standard Starfire colors, refer to individual Starfire listings. Stereo Wiring: All Guild double pick-up guitars are available wired for stereo

  • Starfire SF-III
    Starfire. Single cutaway guitar with Guild Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece. Guild machines. Cherry-Red.
  • Starfire SF-IV
    Starfire Standard. Great action, with brilliant tone, impressive looks. One of Guild's most popular Slarfires. Guild machines. Sunburst or Cherry-Red
  • Starfire SF-V
    Starfire Deluxe. Prestige instrument to make you the man to call for the most demanding guitar parts. Grover Roto- Matic machines. Guild Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece. Master volume. Sunburst or Cherry-Red.
  • Starfire SF-VI
    Super Starfire. Finest in the Starfire series. Inlaid ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl position markers and Mexican abalone insets. Bound f-holes. Gold-plated Grover Roto-Matic machines. Gold-plated pick-ups and gold-plated Guild Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece. Master volume. Sunburst or Blonde.
  • Starfire SF-XII
    Starfire 12-String. Sunburst or Cherry-Red.
  • Starfire Bass
    Starfire Bass SF-Bass II. New fast neck. Larger headpiece. 2 New Guild Humbucking Pick-Ups for tighter, harder sound. 30.5" scale. Master volume, selector switch, new tone switch, fully adjustable tailpiece. Sunburst or Cherry-Red.
    SF-Bass I. Single Pick-Up. Sunburst or Cherry-Red.
    SF-Bass I and SF-Bass II available with fretless fingerboard.

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Guild Starfires for sale


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NEW Guild Starfire IV Stoptail Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar - FREE SHIP

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Vintage Guild Starfire II, Semi-hollow Electric Guitar,

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GUILD STARFIRE lll STARFIRE 3 STARFIRE iii

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1977 Guild Starfire 4 Hollowbody Electric Guitar

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Guild Starfire II Special Natural Mahogany

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DeArmond Starfire Custom (by Guild) w/ OHSC


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1998 Blonde Guild Starfire III 3 Rare Westerly Rhode Island Case Pre-Fender SF3

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Guild 1967 Sunburst Starfire IV Body & Neck

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Guild Starfire IV Westerly Beauty WOHSC

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Guild SF III Starfire Hollow Body Electric Guitar, Cherry Red w/ HSC

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1967 Vintage GUILD Starfire IV Electric Guitar 6 String 1960s w/Non OHSC

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Guild Starfire XII 1967 Vintage 12 String all original

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Guild Starfire IV Westerly made WOHSC

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1966 guild starfire v sunburst

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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

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UK ebay listings

Guild Starfire VI in Blonde Newark St. Collection with Hard Case , Rare !!!

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☆SUBLIME☆ GUILD Starfire V Semi-Hollow Body ☆Cherry Red + Rosewood☆2014☆

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Guild SF III Starfire Hollow Body Electric Guitar, Cherry Red w/ HSC

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Guild Starfire IV ST Sunburst Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar - CLEARANCE SALE!!

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Guild Starfire V In Red With Bigsby

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Guild 1967 Sunburst Starfire IV Body & Neck

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Guild Starfire III Hollow Body w/ Guild Vibrato Tailpiece (Black) Mint

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Guild Starfire II

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DeArmond by Guild Starfire Special Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar w/ Hard Case

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GUILD STARFIRE III CHERRY RED GUITAR HARDSHELL CASE INCLUDED BRAND NEW

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1998 Blonde Guild Starfire III 3 Rare Westerly Rhode Island Case Pre-Fender SF3

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Guild Starfire VI Semi Hollow Blonde (New NAMM 2016 Model)

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1984 Guild SF-4 Starfire IV Electric Guitar w/ OHSC

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Guild Starfire IV Vintage "Player's" Guitar w/ Bartolini Pickups

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Guild Starfire IV Westerly made WOHSC

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German ebay listings

Guild Starfire IV CR Thinline Hollow Body Archtop inkl. Snark SN-8 Tuner

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Guild Starfire III Semiakustik Gitarre mit Bigsby Vibrato Cherry Red incl. Case

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Guild Starfire V Semiakustik Gitarre mit Bigsby Vibrato Cherry Red incl. Case

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1971 Guild Starfire IV - Walnut Brown - Rare Color!!

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1972 Guild Starfire III - Cherry

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1976 Guild Starfire VI - Flamed Sunburst -

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