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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

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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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Vintage 1969 Guild Starfire III Hollow Body Electric Guitar Plays Great w/ Case

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Vintage 1950's Guild Starfire T-100 or Similar Electric Guitar Hard Case Brown

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Guild DeArmond Starfire Custom - Excellent Condition - Guild Hardshell Case

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70's Guild GUITAR TUNERS M-75 CHROME PLATED Starfire CE 100 D 50

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1970 Guild Starfire III w Hard Case - AMAZING PLAYING GUITAR QUALITY VINTAGE

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[Rare] De Armond By Guild Starfire Special Electric Guitar #MF26

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Vintage1967 GUILD STARFIRE IV ELECTRIC GUITAR Red Mahogany OHSC Free Shipping

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1968 Vintage Guild Starfire II Bass Hagstrom Bi-Sonic PUs All Orig Ebony w/OHSC

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Vintage 1970's Guild Guitars and Basses Catalog! Starfire, S100, X-500!

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GUILD STARFIRE IV CHERRY RED W/HARDSHELL CASE BRAND NEW KSG1400252

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GUILD STARFIRE BASS CHERRY RED W/HARDSHELL CASE KSG1400262

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Vintage 1973 GUILD Wiring Harness for Bluesbird M-75 M-80 S-100 Starfire Pots

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1999 Guild DeArmond Starfire Custom Semi Hollow Body Guitar with Original HSC

Current price: $525.00
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Guild Starfire Electric Bass Cherry Red

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Guild Starfire Electric Bass Cherry Red

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UK ebay listings

Vintage 1969 Guild Starfire III Hollow Body Electric Guitar Plays Great w/ Case

Current price: £1554.49
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Vintage 1950's Guild Starfire T-100 or Similar Electric Guitar Hard Case Brown

Current price: £256.38
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Dearmond By Guild Starfire 1998, Electric guitar, Gibson 335 Case, USA Pick Ups

Current price: £420.00
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GUILD STARFIRE IV CHERRY RED W/HARDSHELL CASE BRAND NEW KSG1400252

Current price: £700.97
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GUILD STARFIRE BASS CHERRY RED W/HARDSHELL CASE KSG1400262

Current price: £713.95
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USED GUILD STARFIRE STAR FIRE IV SF4 SF-4 SF 4 ELECTRIC GUITAR WESTERLY, RI USA

Current price: £1168.30
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2012 GUILD STARFIRE I SF-1 BASS LIMITED EDITION/ CHERRY/ ONLY 11 MADE

Current price: £1436.61
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Guild Electric Guitar 12 String Starfire or Similar Hard Shell Case Clean Nice!

Current price: £191.47
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1969 GUILD USA STARFIRE BASS CASE fits also GIBSON EB 2 SEMI BASS

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Vintage 1967 Guild Starfire V Simi Hollow guitar Amazing tone all original INT’L

Current price: £1749.20
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Guild USA 80's Starfire SF-4 SF-IV Rare Black Electric Guitar Original Hard Case

Current price: £1492.82
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Guild Starfire BASS Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar

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1961 GUILD STARFIRE. SINGLE CUTAWAY, CHERRY, DeARMONDS.

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Original 2000 Guild Starfire II Hollow Body Electric Guitar & Original Hard Case

Current price: £1165.05
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Guild Starfire Semi-Hollow Electric Bass Guitar w/ Case

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German ebay listings

Guild Starfire III Bigsby Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €949.00
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Guild Starfire IV Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

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Guild Starfire V Bigsby Trans Cherry - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €1099.00
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1965 GUILD STARFIRE / 335 CASE -- made in USA

Current price: €385.00
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Guild Starfire III Cherry Red inkl. Koffer | Neu

Current price: €999.00
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1972 Guild Starfire IV - Sunburst!! -

Current price: €2610.00
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