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Guild Starfire SF-V

Hollow bodied electric guitar

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Guild Starfire SF-V guitar
Guild Starfire V in custom ebony grain finish. Image taken from the 1969 Guild catalogue
ModelStarfire V, Starfire Deluxe
Available1963-73
PickupsGuild Humbuckers (ocassionally DeArmond single coils)
Scale24 3/4"
BodyLaminated maple or mahogany. 1 7/8 " thick, 16 3/8 " wide, 20 1/4 " long
Neck3 piece mahogany/maple - rosewood fingerboard. 22 frets, block inlays. Neck joins the body at the 16th (pre-'67) or 18th fret.
HardwareChrome plated. 2 volume and 2 tone controls, master volume, pickup selector switch. Guild Bigsby vibrato. Kolb tuners, then Grover RotoMatics from 1965. Optional stereo circuitry.
FinishesStandard finishes: initially Cherry and Sunburst. Custom finishes: Ebony Grain, Emerald Green, Amber, Black, White, Blonde, Brown and Natural Mahogany.

The Starfire V, SF-V, or Starfire Deluxe was launched in 1963 alongside the Starefire IV, which went on to be the best selling Starfire of all, and the only one to be continously available. A few changes were made - the tuners were upgraded from 1965, and the neck/body join moved in 1967 (as it did for the Starfire IV and VI) from the 16th to 18th fret. Different pickups were employed - aswell as the usual Starfire small and larger humbuckers, some models were fitter with DeArmond pickups - mounted in pickup rings in regular humbucker sized routes.

1969 Guild catalogue1969 catalogue
Prestige instrument to make you the man to call for the most demanding guitar parts.

1970 Guild catalogue1970 catalogue
Grover RotoMatic machines. Guild model Bigsby vibrato tailpiece. Master volume. Sunburst or Blonde.

1971 Guild catalogue1971 catalogue
New humbucking pickups! More output than ever. All guitars and basses listed in this folder are equipped with Guild's newest pick-ups

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US ebay listings

Guild Starfire IV Electric Guitar Cherry Red 3792100866

Current price: $899.00
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Guild Starfire II Black Beauty Westerly WOHSC

Current price: $1149.00
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Guild Starfire IV Natural Beauty with Flame Westerly

Current price: $1345.00
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Guild Starfire IV Westerly Beauty WOHSC

Current price: $1395.00
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Vintage GUILD STARFIRE SF-4 SemiHollow body Electric Guitar USA 1977 Westerly RI

Current price: $1449.00
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1967 Guild Starfire XII 12-String Hollow Body Electric Guitar

Current price: $1299.99
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Vintage Guild Starfire II, Semi-hollow Electric Guitar,

Current price: $1495.00
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Guild Starfire IV Westerly made WOHSC

Current price: $1295.00
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Guild Starfire IV Hollowbody Electric Guitar In Emerald Green With Deluxe Case

Current price: $899.00
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1998 Blonde Guild Starfire III 3 Rare Westerly Rhode Island Case Pre-Fender SF3

Current price: $1399.99
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GUILD STARFIRE IV CIRCA EARLY 80'S

Current price: $1355.00
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GUILD STARFIRE III CHERRY RED GUITAR HARDSHELL CASE INCLUDED BRAND NEW

Current price: $1099.99
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Guild Starfire IV ST Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar

Current price: $1099.00
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2013 Guild Starfire SF-IV Semi Hollow Electric Guitar - Cherry w/ OHSC

Current price: $879.99
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2016 Guild Starfire VI Double Cutaway in Blonde with Case and Pro Setup!

Current price: $1200.00
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UK ebay listings

GUILD DE ARMOND STARFIRE CUSTOM SEMI-HOLLOW GUITAR

Current price: £320.00
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Guild Starfire VI in Blonde Newark St. Collection with Hard Case , Rare !!!

Current price: £899.00
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Guild Starfire VI Semi Acoustic Guitar - Blonde

Current price: £1100.00
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Guild Starfire IV Hollowbody Electric Guitar In Emerald Green With Deluxe Case

Current price: £692.18
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Guild Starfire II ST in Natural

Current price: £695.00
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GUILD DE ARMOND STARFIRE CUSTOM

Current price: £400.00
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1967 Guild Starfire XII 12-String Hollow Body Electric Guitar

Current price: £1000.92
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Vintage 1964 Guild 'Slim Jim' T100 D Starfire Cherry Semi Hollow Electric Guitar

Current price: £1095.00
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Guild Starfire III 1968 - USA made - great player.

Current price: £2200.00
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Guild Starfire II ST thinline hollowbody electric guitar, brand new, Korean

Current price: £696.00
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GUILD STARFIRE III CHERRY RED GUITAR HARDSHELL CASE INCLUDED BRAND NEW

Current price: £846.93
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1998 Blonde Guild Starfire III 3 Rare Westerly Rhode Island Case Pre-Fender SF3

Current price: £1077.91
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Guild Starfire IV Guitar

Current price: £895.00
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DeArmond by Guild Starfire Special Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar w/ Hard Case

Current price: £538.19
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Guild Starfire VI Flame Maple in Blonde

Current price: £1313.00
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German ebay listings

Guild Starfire II ST Nat + Halbresonanz + Semi-Hollowbody

Current price: €749.00
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Guild Starfire VI Blonde

Current price: €1489.00
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Guild Starfire V Semiakustik Gitarre mit Bigsby Vibrato Cherry Red incl. Case

Current price: €1149.00
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Time left: 22d 20h 47m
Guild Starfire IV CR Thinline Hollow Body Archtop inkl. Snark SN-8 Tuner

Current price: €1029.00
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Time left: 13d 23h 44m
1972 Guild Starfire IV - Sunburst - Rare Color!!

Current price: €2680.00
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Guild Starfire III Hollowbody guitar cherry with Case, new

Current price: €1099.00
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There are 1 comments on this article so far. Add your comment
Brian Williams Comment left 16th November 2011 06:06:31
Just wondering if the pick of the Dearmonds from the 90's onwards might be added. Some of them are quite desirable, even if they're are not quite as good as most of the Guilds. Of course, I know it would probably mean extra unpaid work for somebody other than me so fair dos if you kick it into touch.

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