Starfire V in Emerald Green

This model is exclusively available at Musician’s Friend.

Semi-hollow body. A deluxe double cutaway loaded with features that give a fully expressive voice to your individual playing style. The classic Guild Starfire V is a semi-hollow beauty with a graceful 16 3/8″ thinline body and twin Guild LB-1 “Little Bucker” pickups that make it an outstanding choice with an authentic Guild voice perfect for rock, blues, roots and more. The Starfire V’s all-maple body features an arched top and back, with dual f holes, elegant ivory white body binding, black/white purfling and center-block construction.

Other premium features include bound three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck with vintage-style “soft U” profile, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with 9 1/2″ radius and pearloid block inlays, three-way pickup selector switch, individual volume and tone controls for each pickup and master volume, Tune-O-Matic bridge with rosewood base, Guild vibrato tailpiece, Grover Sta-Tite™ tuning machines, nickel hardware and a gorgeous Emerald Green finish. Includes plush-lined hardshell case.

List Price: $1,710


    The Guild LB-1 “Little Bucker” was first offered in 1962 as an upgrade from single coil pickups. Tonally, it has a little more jangle than a traditional PAF humbucker. The resistance and inductance of these pickups sit comfortably between a typical single coil and typical humbucker – contributing to the airy nature of the LB-1 without compromising its warmth. The LB-1 has a unique footprint, placing it in-between a mini-bucker and a full size humbucker.



    Body ConstructionSemi-Hollowbody
    Body TopArched Laminate Maple
    Body BackArched Laminate Maple
    Body SidesLaminated Maple
    Body ShapeStarfire V
    BracingCenter Block
    FinishGloss Polyurethane, Emerald Green
    Body Depth Upper Bout1 5/8″ (41mm)
    Body Depth Lower Bout1 3/4″ (44.45mm)
    Body Length18 1/4″ (464mm)
    Body Width Lower Bout16 3/8″ (416mm)
    Body Width Upper Bout11 3/4″ (298mm)
    Overall Guitar Length41 1/2″ (1055mm)
    Body BindingIvory White with Black/White Purfling
    PurflingBlack/Ivory White
    Soundhole/F-HolesUnbound F-Holes


    Neck Material3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
    Neck ShapeVintage Soft “U”
    Neck FInishGloss Polyurethane
    Scale Length24 3/4″ (628mm)
    Nut Width1 11/16″ (43mm)
    Nut MaterialBone
    Neck Binding1-Ply Ivory White
    Fingerboard MaterialIndian Rosewood
    Fingerboard Radius9 1/2″ (240mm)
    Fingerboard InlaysPearloid Block
    # of Frets22
    Fret SizeJumbo Narrow
    Tuning MachinesGrover® Sta-Tite™ Open-Gear 18:1
    Hardware Finish/PlatingNickel
    Truss RodDual-Action
    Truss Rod Wrench7mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench


    BridgeGuild® Tune-O-Matic with Rosewood Base
    StringsD’Addario® EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock, (.011-.049 Gauges)
    Case or Gig BagTKL Deluxe Hardshell
    Bridge PickupLB-1
    Neck PickupLB-1
    Pickup ConfigurationHH
    Pickup Switches3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Control KnobsBlack Plastic
    ControlsVolume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
    Strap ButtonsVintage-Style
    PickguardBlack with Guild Logo
    Item Number379-2205-856

    the starfire v is also available in cherry red, white and black with a mahogany body

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