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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 V Hollowbody Archtop Guitar with Guild Vibrato Tailpiece Black

Current price: $1199.99
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Guild Starfire V Hollowbody Archtop Guitar with Guild Vibrato Tailpiece Black

Current price: $1199.99
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Guild Starfire V Hollowbody Archtop Guitar with Guild Vibrato Tailpiece Black

Current price: $1199.99
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Guild DeArmond Star fire Special With DeArmond Tremolo And Case

Current price: $519.00
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GUILD STARFIRE IV CHERRY RED SEMI HOLLOW NEWARK ST. EXC

Current price: $950.69
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1967 Guild Starfire IV Bass Guitar in Black w/OHSC

Current price: $2800.00
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Guild Starfire V Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar with Guild Vibrato Tailpiece

Current price: $1199.99
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Guild Starfire V Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar with Bigsby Cherry Red

Current price: $1199.99
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Guild Starfire III Hollowbody Archtop Guitar w/ Vibrato Cherry Red 888365524931

Current price: $879.99
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1966 Guild Starfire III

Current price: $1500.00
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Vintage 1971 GUILD Starfire II Electric Bass Guitar CH with OHSC

Current price: $2200.00
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1966 Guild Starfire III Vintage Guitar Project

Current price: $549.00
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Guild Starfire iii Newark St. Hollowbody Cherry Red Bigsby

Current price: $750.00
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1996 Guild Starfire IV Westerly Era

Current price: $1195.00
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1963 Guild Starfire II Guitar Project

Current price: $163.00
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UK ebay listings

Guild Starfire VI Electric Guitar 1965 Vintage USA Blonde Bombshell !

Current price: £2600.77
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1967 GUILD Starfire I Bass a real original Sunburst SF I Bass !

Current price: £2272.43
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1966(?) Guild Starfire III (3) with Carry Case

Current price: £2080.62
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1963 GUILD STARFIRE II - STARFIRE RED - ANDY BAXTER BASS & GUITARS LTD

Current price: £1795.00
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Vintage 1964 Guild Starfire II SF-II Hollowbody Guitar w/Original Case 1960's

Current price: £1362.16
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1981 Guild Starfire IV SF-4 natural finish MADE IN THE USA

Current price: £1300.39
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Guild Starfire 4 Westerly USA Guitar

Current price: £1299.00
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Guild Starfire IV Wine Red beauty minty wohsc

Current price: £942.78
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1997 Guild SF2-TPR Starfire II Electric Guitar w/ HSC, Trans Red, USA #29982

Current price: £910.27
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Guild Starfire II Re-Issue WOHSC Excellent condition,.

Current price: £844.60
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Guild Starfire IV Ebony Beauty WOHSC

Current price: £844.60
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Guild Westerly made Re=Issue 1999 Starfire II Beauty WOHSC

Current price: £809.49
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1996 Guild Starfire IV Westerly Era

Current price: £776.98
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Guild Starfire V Bigsby Electric Guitar, NEW

Current price: £766.50
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Guild Starfire II Black Beauty Westerly WOHSC

Current price: £747.07
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German ebay listings

1968 Guild Starfire III - Cherry Maple Body! - EXC+++

Current price: €2995.00
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Time left: 15d 1h 45m
1979 Guild Starfire IV 4 Real Vintage Gibson Saiten

Current price: €2690.00
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Time left: 15d 6h 28m
1972 Guild Starfire IV - Sunburst - Rare Color!!

Current price: €2680.00
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Time left: 15d 1h 57m
Guild Starfire III 1962- Hoboken New Jersey/ Excellent vintage / Mint Green

Current price: €2500.00
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Time left: 1d 1h 39m
Guild Starfire IV ST Natural - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €1129.00
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Guild Starfire V Bigsby Black - Newark St. Collection

Current price: €1099.00
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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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