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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
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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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Guild Starfire XII 1967 Vintage 12 String all original

Current price: $1799.00
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1998-2000 Guild Starfire IV SF-4 Natural Westerly #12935

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1996 Guild Starfire Bass L@@K

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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire IV ST Flamed Maple Natural 379-2110-850

Current price: $1649.00
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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire V w/ GVT Cherry 379-2205-866

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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire V w/ GVT White 379-2205-826

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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire V w/ GVT Black 379-2205-806

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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire V w/ GVT Cherry 379-2205-866

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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire IV ST Flamed Maple Natural 379-2110-850

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GUILD STARFIRE V WHT Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar White

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Guild Starfire

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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire III w/ GVT Cherry 379-2005-866

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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire III w/ GVT Black 379-2005-806

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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire IV Black 379-2100-806

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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire IV Cherry 379-2100-866

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UK ebay listings

1970 GUILD Starfire SF III "Walnut" special order & near mint !

Current price: £1831.06
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1998-2000 Guild Starfire IV SF-4 Natural Westerly #12935

Current price: £1320.27
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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire IV ST Flamed Maple Natural 379-2110-850

Current price: £1210.19
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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire V w/ GVT Cherry 379-2205-866

Current price: £1210.19
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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire V w/ GVT White 379-2205-826

Current price: £1210.19
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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire V w/ GVT Black 379-2205-806

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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire V w/ GVT Cherry 379-2205-866

Current price: £1210.19
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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire IV ST Flamed Maple Natural 379-2110-850

Current price: £1210.19
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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire III w/ GVT Cherry 379-2005-866

Current price: £1100.10
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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire III w/ GVT Black 379-2005-806

Current price: £1100.10
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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire IV Black 379-2100-806

Current price: £1100.10
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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire IV Cherry 379-2100-866

Current price: £1100.10
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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire IV ST Maple Green 379-2110-856

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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire IV ST Maple Antique Burst 379-2110-837

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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire III w/ GVT Cherry 379-2005-866

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German ebay listings

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

Current price: €1149.00
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Guild Starfire III Semiakustik Gitarre mit Bigsby Vibrato Cherry Red incl. Case

Current price: €1099.00
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Guild Starfire IV CR Thinline Hollow Body Archtop inkl. Snark SN-8 Tuner

Current price: €1029.00
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1969 GUILD STARFIRE BASS USA CASE -- fits also GIBSON EB 2 BASS

Current price: €450.00
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Bigsby Guild B6 Chrom Vibrato Saiten Starfire-Gitarre 3511055171 Brand NEU

Current price: €104.33
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