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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
 Starfire Bass

  Guild Catalogues
  Starfire Vintage adverts

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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1996 Guild Starfire IV Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Cherry Red OHSC!!

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DEARMOND (GUILD) STARFIRE SEMI HOLLOW BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR & DEARMOND HARD CASE

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1979 Guild Starfire IV Guitar Natural Finish Vintage USA OHSC!!!

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'96 Westerly Guild Starfire IV WOHSC - Excellent Condition Antique Burst

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Guild Starfire !VBeauty With hard Case

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Guild Starfire III Bigsby Electric Guitar Cherry Red Mahog with Case

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Guild Starfire III Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar with Bigsby Cherry Red

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Guild Starfire III - Amber (1962)

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Guild Starfire III Electric Guitar

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1966 Guild Starfire IV 4 Natural Archtop Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar USA Made!

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Guild Custom Shop Starfire IV Minty WOHSC

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Guild 1980's Starfire IV Beauty WOHSC

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Guild Starfire IV WOHSC Excwllent Condition Westerly Natural Beauty

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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

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Guild Starfire IV Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Case

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UK ebay listings

Guild Starfire III - Amber (1962)

Current price: £1053.77
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Guild Starfire III Guitar

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Guild Starfire IV Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Case

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Guild Custom Shop Starfire IV Minty WOHSC

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Guild Starfire 12 string electric semi acoustic 1960's model number DC 259

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1979 Guild Starfire IV Guitar Natural Finish Vintage USA OHSC!!!

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1996 Guild Starfire IV Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Cherry Red OHSC!!

Current price: £1174.65
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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

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Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

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Guild Starfire III Bigsby Electric Guitar Cherry Red Mahog with Case

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Guild Starfire !VBeauty With hard Case

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De Armond Guild Starfire Custom

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Vintage Guild Starfire V

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NEW Guild SF Starfire IV 4 Guitar Cherry Red

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Guild Starfire IV USED

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German ebay listings

GUILD STARFIRE 3 SEMIACOUSTIC MIT BIGSBY MADE IN USA BLUES ROCKABILLY!!

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Guild Starfire V Bigsby Trans Cherry - Newark St. Collection

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Guild Starfire III Bigsby Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

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1972 Guild Starfire IV - Sunburst!! -

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Guild Starfire IV, Semi Hollowbody, Cherry Red, Case, New

Current price: €1045.00
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Guild Starfire V, Semi Hollowbody, Tremolo, Case, New

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