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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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1967 Guild Starfire IV

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1960 Guild Starfire Hard Case Brown Pebble Grain w/Purple RARE !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Guild Starfire IV Semi Hollow Electric Guitar Cherry Red with Case

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Guild Starfire Electric Guitar

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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

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Guild Starfire III Star Fire 3 Guitar Natural Blonde Westerly USA S/N AG302022

Current price: $660.29

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'96 Westerly Guild Starfire IV WOHSC - Excellent Condition Antique Burst

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Guild Custom Shop Starfire IV Minty WOHSC

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Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

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Guild Starfire !VBeauty With hard Case

Current price: $1425.00
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De Armond by Guild Starfire Custom Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar w/ Orig. Case

Current price: $465.00

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1967 Guild Starfire II First One off the Line! Serial Number EK-2099 Cherry Red!

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Vintage 1964 Made in USA Guild Starfire III Starfire 3 Electric Guitar

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Guild Newark St '60's Starfire IV Cherry Red, New Guitar and Deluxe Case

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UK ebay listings

Guild Starfire IV - double cut away - semi hollow bodied - Electric guitar

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Guild Starfire 12 string electric semi acoustic 1960's model number DC 259

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Guild Starfire IV, semi hollowbody, Cherry Red, Case, New (Brand New In Box)

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Guild Custom Shop Starfire IV Minty WOHSC

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1963 GUILD STARFIRE II ELECTRIC GUITAR IN ORIGINAL CASE

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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

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Guild Starfire V In Red With Bigsby

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1979 Guild Starfire IV Guitar Natural Finish Vintage USA OHSC!!!

Current price: £1403.00
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1967 Guild Starfire II First One off the Line! Serial Number EK-2099 Cherry Red!

Current price: £1211.25
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Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

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Guild, Starfire V, bigsby, new

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Guild Starfire IV Wine Red beauty minty wohsc

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Luthiers Construction Plans for Guild Starfire

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Guild USA 80's Starfire SF-4 SF-IV Rare Black Electric Guitar Original Hard Case

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1999 Dearmond by Guild Starfire Semi Hollowbody Black Nice GLOBAL SHIP

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German ebay listings

Guilt DeArmond Starfire Special

Current price: €334.00
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Guild Starfire IV Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

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Guild Starfire III Bigsby Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

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1965 GUILD STARFIRE / 335 CASE -- made in USA

Current price: €399.00
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1972 Guild Starfire IV - Sunburst!! -

Current price: €2610.00
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1997 Guild Starfire II - Tobacco Sunburst - Flames!!!

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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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