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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

1967 Guild Starfire VI Vintage Semi Hollowbody Electric Guitar Cherry Red w/OHSC

Current price: $4495.00
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GUILD Starfire III Vintage 1966 YOKOHAMA Free shipping

Current price: $4238.00
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USED GUILD 1960 Starfire SF-1 Vintage 1960 w/ Hardshell Case

Current price: $3548.00
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GUILD STAR FIRE V CH GUITAR 1966 EN-751

Current price: $3420.23
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GUILD StarFire VI '64 SB EMS FREESHIPPING

Current price: $3414.00
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Guild 1960 Starfire SF-1 Free shipping From JAPAN

Current price: $3322.00
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1966 Guild Starfire V Cherry Finish Guitar with Tremolo & Original Case

Current price: $2999.00
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USED GUILD 1966 Starfire IV w/ Original Hardshell Case

Current price: $2990.00
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Guild 1960 Starfire SF-1 USED guitar w/Hardcase

Current price: $2830.00
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NEW GUILD Star Fire IV SF-4 [Made in USA] FROM JAPAN FREESHIPPING

Current price: $2668.00
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Vintage 1967 Guild Starfire Hollowbody Bass Guitar SF Bass Cherry 1960's

Current price: $2595.00
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Guild Starfire V 1967 Sunburst

Current price: $2500.00
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Guild 4 String GSR Starfire I Bass Cherry Red # 8 of 11 Double Cutaway Bass New

Current price: $2499.00
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Guild GSR Starfire I USA Bass Cherry Red # 3 of 11 Double Cutaway Bass, New!

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GUILD STARFIRE BASS II Bass Guitar Free shipping From JAPAN

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UK ebay listings

1967 Guild Starfire VI Vintage Semi Hollowbody Electric Guitar Cherry Red w/OHSC

Current price: £3107.93
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1969 Guild Starfire Hollowbody Electric Bass Guitar, EC

Current price: £2310.00
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VINTAGE 1968 GUILD STARFIRE IV (4) HOBOKEN NJ - ALL ORIGINAL

Current price: £1850.00
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Vintage 1967 Guild Starfire Hollowbody Bass Guitar SF Bass Cherry 1960's

Current price: £1794.23
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1966(?) Guild Starfire III (3) Guitar with Carry Case

Current price: £1510.06
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1964 Guild Starfire II 2 Vintage Thinline Hollowbody Guitar with Bigsby B6

Current price: £1300.00
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1998-2000 Guild Starfire IV SF-4 Natural Westerly #12935

Current price: £1243.86
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1998 Guild Starfire IV Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar w/ Bigsby, Original Case

Current price: £1241.10
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1998 Blonde Guild Starfire III 3 Rare Westerly Rhode Island Case Pre-Fender SF3

Current price: £1175.41
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GUILD STARFIRE VINTAGE WESTERLY

Current price: £1033.67
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Guild Starfire IV Westerly Beauty WOHSC

Current price: £964.53
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GUILD STARFIRE IV CIRCA EARLY 80'S

Current price: £936.87
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Guild Starfire V Cherry Red Electric 6 String Semi Hollow Double Cutaway Guitar

Current price: £932.00
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Guild Starfire IV With Bigsby added Excellent condition Vintage 86 WHSC

Current price: £933.42
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Guild Starfire IV Natural Beauty with Flame Westerly

Current price: £929.96
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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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