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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 II HOLLOW BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR

Current price: $793.00

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Guild Starfire IV Cherry Red 6-string Electric Guitar w/ Hardshell Case

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Guild Starfire IV/rhode island Electric Guitar

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70's Guild GUITAR TUNERS M-80 M-75 CHROME PLATED Starfire CE 100 D 50

Current price: $159.99
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1979 Guild Starfire IV Guitar Natural Finish Vintage USA OHSC!!!

Current price: $2195.00
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1970 Guild Starfire III w Hard Case - AMAZING PLAYING GUITAR QUALITY VINTAGE

Current price: $2250.00
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Vintage 1961 Guild Starfire with OHSC MADE IN HOBOKEN NJ...DeArmond Bigsby

Current price: $1499.00
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2012 GUILD STARFIRE I SF-1 BASS LIMITED EDITION/ CHERRY/ ONLY 11 MADE

Current price: $2213.39
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1966 GUILD STARFIRE BASS KNOBS

Current price: $225.00
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Original 2000 Guild Starfire II Hollow Body Electric Guitar & Original Hard Case

Current price: $1795.00
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1999 Dearmond by Guild Starfire Semi Hollowbody Black Nice GLOBAL SHIP

Current price: $715.05
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Vintage 1966 Guild Starfire Guitar Hard Case Grey Tolex Excellent Condition!

Current price: $395.00
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Guild Starfire V, Red Guitar, Mid-1960's + Carry Case

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GUILD NEWARK ST. STARFIRE V w/ BIGSBY CHERRY BIGSBY SEMI HOLLOW

Current price: $1119.99
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Guild Starfire Semi-Hollow Electric Bass Guitar w/ Case

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UK ebay listings

Vintage 1967 Guild Starfire V Simi Hollow guitar Amazing tone all original INT’L

Current price: £1794.39
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Guild USA 80's Starfire SF-4 SF-IV Rare Black Electric Guitar Original Hard Case

Current price: £1531.39
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2012 GUILD STARFIRE I SF-1 BASS LIMITED EDITION/ CHERRY/ ONLY 11 MADE

Current price: £1473.73
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1979 Guild Starfire IV Guitar Natural Finish Vintage USA OHSC!!!

Current price: £1461.48
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1967 Guild Starfire II First One off the Line! Serial Number EK-2099 Cherry Red!

Current price: £1261.74
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Original 2000 Guild Starfire II Hollow Body Electric Guitar & Original Hard Case

Current price: £1195.15
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Vintage 1961 Guild Starfire with OHSC MADE IN HOBOKEN NJ...DeArmond Bigsby

Current price: £998.07
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Guild Starfire IV Wine Red beauty minty wohsc

Current price: £965.44
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Guild Starfire IV Westerly made beauty WOHSC

Current price: £955.46
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Guild Starfire !VBeauty With hard Case

Current price: £948.80
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Guild Starfire V In Red With Bigsby

Current price: £899.00
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Guild Starfire IV/rhode island Electric Guitar

Current price: £898.86
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Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

Current price: £864.90
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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: £864.90
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Guild Starfire IV | Semi Hollowbody, Cherry Red, Case, New

Current price: £815.00
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German ebay listings

Guild Starfire V Bigsby Trans Cherry - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €1099.00
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Guild Starfire IV Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €1049.00
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Guild Starfire III Bigsby Cherry Red - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €949.00
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1969 GUILD STARFIRE BASS USA CASE -- fits also GIBSON EB 2 BASS

Current price: €450.00
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1965 GUILD STARFIRE / 335 CASE -- made in USA

Current price: €399.00
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1962 GUILD STARFIRE CASE -- made in USA

Current price: €365.00
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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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