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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

DeArmond by Guild Starfire Special Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar

Current price: $620.00
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1962 Guild Starfire 3 Emerald Star III Green with Hang Tag Clean All Original

Current price: $3250.00
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Guild Starfire III Hollow Body w/ Guild Vibrato Tailpiece (Black) Mint

Current price: $852.77
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Guild SF III Starfire Hollow Body Electric Guitar, Cherry Red w/ HSC

Current price: $850.00
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Guild Starfire XII 1967 Vintage 12 String all original

Current price: $1799.00
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VINTAGE GUILD WIRING HARNESS 1971 STARFIRE V BLUESBIRD CE-100 CAPRI THUNDERBIRD

Current price: $79.95
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Guild Starfire

Current price: $1500.00
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Guild Newark St. Collection Starfire Electric Bass, Cherry Red, 3792400866

Current price: $893.47
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Guild Starfire IV ST Cherry w/ Hardshell Case *New* Open Box--Sale Price

Current price: $899.00
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Guild Starfire IV ST Natural w/ Hardshell Case *New* Open Box--Sale Price

Current price: $979.00
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USED GUILD 1976 Starfire IV w/ OHSC

Current price: $2430.00
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Guild Starfire IV Vintage "Player's" Guitar w/ Bartolini Pickups

Current price: $1495.00
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Guild Starfire IV ST Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

Current price: $1099.99
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Guild Starfire IV ST Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar Green

Current price: $1099.99
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Guild Starfire IV ST Flamed Maple Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar Natural

Current price: $1199.00
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UK ebay listings

Guild Starfire IV ST Sunburst Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar - CLEARANCE SALE!!

Current price: £725.00
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Time left: 5d 11h 41m
Guild Starfire III Hollow Body w/ Guild Vibrato Tailpiece (Black) Mint

Current price: £625.84
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Guild SF III Starfire Hollow Body Electric Guitar, Cherry Red w/ HSC

Current price: £623.81
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VINTAGE GUILD WIRING HARNESS 1971 STARFIRE V BLUESBIRD CE-100 CAPRI THUNDERBIRD

Current price: £58.67
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Guild Starfire V Cherry Red Newark St Lightly Used

Current price: £650.00
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Guild Starfire VI in Blonde Newark St. Collection with Hard Case , Rare !!!

Current price: £950.00
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Guild Starfire IV Vintage "Player's" Guitar w/ Bartolini Pickups

Current price: £1097.17
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Guild Starfire IV Westerly made WOHSC

Current price: £950.39
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1965 GUILD STARFIRE / 335 CASE -- made in USA

Current price: £289.00
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VINTAGE GUILD WIRING HARNESS 1971 STARFIRE V BLUESBIRD CE-100 CAPRI THUNDERBIRD

Current price: £73.35
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1970 GUILD Starfire SF III "Walnut" special order & near mint !

Current price: £1831.06
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Guild Starfire V Newark St. Collection Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar w/ Case

Current price: £711.14
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Guild Starfire II

Current price: £625.00
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005-3013-000 Guild Chrome Bridge Assembly For Starfire Bass II &DeArmond Basses

Current price: £44.03
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1998 Blonde Guild Starfire III 3 Rare Westerly Rhode Island Case Pre-Fender SF3

Current price: £1027.44
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Time left: 5d 15h 5m
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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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Time left: 19d 15h 21m
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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There are 1 comments on this article so far. Add your comment
Brian Williams Comment left 16th November 2011 05:05:31
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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