Guild Starfire III with Guild Vibrato - Black

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Arched Laminated Maple Top, Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Black
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A Thinline Hollowbody Any Player Can Appreciate

Grab the Guild Starfire III hollowbody electric guitar for a rock 'n' roll guitar with rich, organic tone. You'll feel unhindered by the Starfire III's thinline body style that's comfortable to wear and play over long gigs. You'll hit your amplifier with the warm, organic tones hollowbody guitars are known for, with natural resistance to howling feedback from the thin body. Factor in a pair of hum-canceling LB-1 "Little Bucker" pickups and a Guild vibrato tailpiece, and you'll be primed for classic rock and more with the Guild Starfire III.

Guild Starfire III Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Based on a classic '60s design
  • Wide tonal range makes this a great guitar for many styles
  • Thinline body style gives you hollowbody tone without the bulk
Based on a classic '60s design

Part of Guild's Newark Street Collection, the Starfire III hollowbody is based on a classic '60s design. So many of the iconic sounds of the '60s rock revolution were created with hollowbody guitars such as the Starfire. With this modern reissue, you get incredible tonal versatility with an unmistakably vintage vibe.

Wide tonal range makes this a great guitar for many styles

The Guild Starfire III is outfitted with a pair of smaller, hum-canceling LB-1 "Little Bucker" pickups. Originally designed in the 1960s, the Little Buckers were an alternative to single-coil pickups. The output sits somewhere between a single-coil and a vintage-style PAF humbucker, offering more jangle than a PAF, but a little more warmth than a traditional single-coil. Factor in the 3-way pickup selector, and you'll discover how good the Starfire III can sound in just about any genre.

Thinline body style gives you hollowbody tone without the bulk

Many electric guitar players are curious about hollowbody guitars for their unique tone but may consider them too big or bulky compared to most electrics. If that sounds like you, you'll definitely want to check out the thinline body of the Starfire III. Slightly less than 2" deep, the semi-hollow Starfire III has the warm, resonant sound you'd expect from a hollowbody, while being much more comfortable for guitarists used to thin electrics. Also, the thinner body is less prone to howling feedback from your amplifier than traditional hollowbodies.

Guild Starfire III Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Hollow electric guitar with a very comfortable thinline body style
  • Guild vibrato tailpiece gives you extra expression and a vintage vibe
  • Dual hum-canceling LB-1 pickups
  • Based on a classic '60s Guild design
  • Hard case included
The rock revolution returns in the Guild Starfire III!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape Singlecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Mahogany
Color Brilliant Jet Black
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Vintage Soft U
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20
Nut Width 1.650"
Bridge/Tailpiece Guild Tune-O-Matic with Rosewood Base and Guild Vibrato Tailpiece
Tuners Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Guild LB-1 humbucker
Bridge Pickup Guild LB-1 humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock (.011-.049)
Case Included TKL Deluxe Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 379-2005-806

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The Starfire III is Awesome!

My sales engineer, Luke Herian, really took care of me. He has kept in touch with me for years and I'm glad I was able to call him yesterday to purchase my new guitar. The process was painless, and I received the guitar in less than twenty-four hours. I love it! Thanks, Luke! The guitar arrived in perfect shape and ready to play. The black paint job is perfect with a blinding shine, and the construction is high quality throughout. I love the floating bridge and the vibrato tailpiece. There's no doubt in my mind that the guitar is a great value for the price, and I'm looking forward to playing it for many years to come.
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