Guild Starfire III Electric Guitar with Vibrato and Case

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Guild’s Starfire III is equipped with features of extra advantage to the rock ‘n’ roll guitarist who seeks a combination of flashy appearance and extraordinary tonal possibilities. Stellar features are all here, including the extra-thin hollow body, graceful single Florentine cutaway and brilliant Cherry Red finish. The welcome return of a rocking early-’60s favorite with a personality all its own.

Guild Starfire III Electric Guitar Features

  • Ultralight, thin multilaminate maple hollowbody
  • Single Florentine cutaway
  • Mahogany neck
  • 24-3/4 inch scale length
  • 1.625 inch nut width
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Vintage chrome-covered humbuckers
  • Classic Guild tailpiece and bridge
  • Includes hardshell case

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (310) 857-1705 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Guild Starfire III Electric Guitar Specifications
Body
  • Body Material: Laminated Mahogany
  • Body Shape: Starfire III
  • Body Back: Arched Laminated Mahogany
  • Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Body Top: Arched Laminated Mahogany
  • Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Bracing: Parallel Tone Bars
  • Purfling: Black/Ivory White
  • F Holes Sound Holes: Unbound F Holes
  • Body Depth: 1.94 inches (49 mm)
  • Body Length: 20.25 inches (514 mm)
  • Body Width Lower Bout: 16.38 inches (416 mm)
  • Body Binding: Ivory White with Black/White Purfling
 Neck
  • Neck Shape: Vintage Soft U
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.45 inches (240 mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Nut Width: 1.625 inches 
  • Scale Length: 24.75 inches (628 mm)
  • Headstock: Newark St.
  • Neck Binding: 1-Ply Ivory White
  • Truss Rods: Dual-Action Head Adjust
  • Truss Rod Nut: Hex
Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Bridge Pickup: Guild Anti-Hum Dual-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Guild Anti-Hum Dual-Coil
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Hardware
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel Plated; Polished Aluminum
  • Bridge: Guild Adjusto-Matic with Rosewood Base
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Pickguard: Opaque Plexi Pickguard with Guild Logo
  • Control Knobs: Black Plastic
Tools
  • Truss Rod Wrench
Miscellaneous
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock, (.011-.049 Gauges)

Customer Reviews

Jim Klaproth, Wethinkbig@gmail.com Submitted: 2/21/2015
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Gibson quality without the exorbitent price tag
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What is your opinion of this product?
A wonderful instrument, similar to a Gibson ES-335, great looking mahogany wood grain with a Bigsby tremolo and a hard shell case. 2 mini humbuckers. Overall, a fantastic playing guitar. I first saw Neil Geraldo, Pat Benetar's husband playing one. Rich tone!
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Mr. Doo Wop from Virginia Submitted: 7/21/2013
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This is the one to have!
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This guitar plays like a dream.
I couldn't find so much as a finger print on this.It is perfect. One really well made guitar. As good or better than any custom shop guitar!
I also have a Starfire v, and this guitar is much lighter. It is balanced quite well and not neck heavy. The switches and knobs feel strong and in a good position. The neck is also smooth and not chunky. The frets are cut very well and as smooth as glass.
I've always liked brighter pickups. They're not dark and heavy, but have a really great tonal range. They are quiet. You can pretty well dial in most any sound you want.They're not P90's, but are bright and really get the job done!
Right out of the box I wouldn't change a thing. For me the set up was right on.I even liked the strings, and it stays in tune.
Like I said before, the finish on this guitar is flawless. Even the case was clean.The wood grain is amazing and the cherry red is right on.
I own 25 guitars from Gibsons,Gtetsch, Guild, Hagstrom,Epiphone,Ibanez, a couple 60's harmony's and others, just to mention a few.I've been playing for 48 years, so believe me this is one fine guitar. I've only had it a while, but so far it appears it will stand the test of time. I would play this guitat anywhere anytime.
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