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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 ST Electric Guitar Emerald Green w/ Case 3792110856

Current price: $899.00
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Guild SF III Starfire Hollow Body Electric Guitar, Cherry Red w/ HSC

Current price: $650.00
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Vintage GUILD STARFIRE SF-4 SemiHollow body Electric Guitar USA 1977 Westerly RI

Current price: $1549.00
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Guild Starfire XII 1967 Vintage 12 String all original

Current price: $1799.00
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Guild Starfire IV ST Electric Guitar (Emerald Green) w/Guild Case

Current price: $1099.00
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1998 Blonde Guild Starfire III 3 Rare Westerly Rhode Island Case Pre-Fender SF3

Current price: $1499.99
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Time left: 2d 12h 39m
Guild Starfire V Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (Cherry Red)

Current price: $1199.00
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Time left: 12h 15m
1966 Guild Starfire V Cherry Finish Guitar with Tremolo & Original Case

Current price: $2999.00
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Time left: 26d 10h 19m
Vintage Guild Starfire II, Semi-hollow Electric Guitar,

Current price: $1495.00
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Time left: 20d 13h 21m
Guild Starfire II Black Beauty Westerly WOHSC

Current price: $1149.00
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Time left: 18d 8h 55m
GUILD STARFIRE III CHERRY RED GUITAR HARDSHELL CASE INCLUDED BRAND NEW

Current price: $1099.99
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Time left: 21d 6h 10m
Guild Starfire II 4-string Semi-hollowbody Electric Bass in Natural with Case

Current price: $1299.99
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Time left: 28d 19h 47m
Guild Starfire IV Natural Beauty with Flame Westerly

Current price: $1345.00
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Guild Guild Starfire VI Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar Blonde

Current price: $1499.99
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Time left: 27d 12h 42m
Guild Starfire III Electrci Guitar (Cherry) w/Guild Case

Current price: $1099.00
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Time left: 29d 5h 49m
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UK ebay listings

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

Current price: £899.00
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Time left: 25d 22h 14m
Guild Starfire IV ST Sunburst Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar - CLEARANCE SALE!!

Current price: £725.00
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Time left: 5d 7h 52m
GUILD DE ARMOND STARFIRE CUSTOM

Current price: £475.00
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Guild Starfire III Hollow Body w/ Guild Vibrato Tailpiece (Black) Used

Current price: £640.54
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Time left: 3d 12h 8m
Guild SF III Starfire Hollow Body Electric Guitar, Cherry Red w/ HSC

Current price: £492.28
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Time left: 1d 16h 37m
Guild Starfire VI Semi Acoustic Guitar - Blonde

Current price: £1100.00
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Time left: 3d 8h 7m
Vintage GUILD STARFIRE SF-4 SemiHollow body Electric Guitar USA 1977 Westerly RI

Current price: £1173.13
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Time left: 27d 18h 42m
Guild Starfire II ST thinline hollowbody electric guitar, brand new, Korean

Current price: £614.17
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Time left: 3d 6h 46m
DeArmond by Guild Starfire Special Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar w/ Hard Case

Current price: £529.39
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Time left: 5d 11h 26m
GUILD STARFIRE IV CIRCA EARLY 80'S

Current price: £1026.20
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GUILD STARFIRE III CHERRY RED GUITAR HARDSHELL CASE INCLUDED BRAND NEW

Current price: £833.07
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Time left: 21d 6h 10m
Guild Starfire IV Natural Beauty with Flame Westerly

Current price: £1018.63
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Time left: 16h 23m
1984 Guild SF-4 Starfire IV Electric Guitar w/ OHSC

Current price: £1022.42
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Time left: 26d 13h 59m
Guild Starfire III 1968 - USA made - great player.

Current price: £2200.00
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Time left: 23d 12h 55m
Guild Starfire II Black Beauty Westerly WOHSC

Current price: £870.19
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Time left: 18d 8h 55m
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German ebay listings

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

Current price: €1029.00
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Time left: 16d 9h 28m
Guild Starfire II ST Nat

Current price: €849.00
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Time left: 4d 6h 10m
Guild Starfire III Semiakustik Gitarre mit Bigsby Vibrato Cherry Red incl. Case

Current price: €1049.00
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Time left: 27d 8h 51m
Guild Starfire V Semiakustik Gitarre mit Bigsby Vibrato Cherry Red incl. Case

Current price: €1149.00
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Time left: 25d 6h 39m
Guild Starfire VI Blonde

Current price: €1489.00
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Time left: 13d 14h
Guild Starfire III Hollowbody guitar cherry with Case, new

Current price: €1099.00
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Time left: 29d 4h 58m
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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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