The Guild Starfire II was a simple two pickup version of the Starfire I, with fixed 'harp' tailpiece. Like the Starfires I-III, it had a single Florentine cutaway body style (rather like the Gibson ES-125TD), and a totally hollow body. This was in contrast to the Starfire IV-XII models which took inspiration from the Gibson ES-335TD, having a double cutaway body and feedback-reducing central maple block. When equipped with a Bigsby tailpiece instead of the harp tailpiece, the Guild Starfire II became the Starfire III. The Guild Starfire II was built by Guild in Hoboken, New Jersey from 1960 (then Westerly, Rhode Island from 1967).
|Pickups||DeArmond single coils (1960-63), humbuckers (1963-73)|
|Body||Laminated maple or mahogany. Bound front, and from 1962, back. 1 7/8" thick, 16 3/8" wide, 20 1/4" long|
|Neck||1 piece set mahogany, rosewood fingerboard. 20 frets, dot inlays.|
|Hardware||Chrome plated. 2 volume and 2 tone controls, pickup selector switch. Harp tailpiece.|
|Finishes||Standard finishes: initially Cherry and later Sunburst (until 1967) Custom finishes: (from 1962), Ebony Grain, Emerald Green, and Amber.|
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