Guild Starfire IV - Cherry Red

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Laminated Mahogany Top, Back, and Sides, 3-pc Mahogany/Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Cherry Red
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A Classic '60s Hollowbody Returns

Guild's Starfire IV semi-hollowbody electric guitar brings you the graceful feel of the popular Starfire model from the '60s, with a thinline body style that's incredibly comfortable to play. You get a feel that's closer to a standard electric guitar, but with the organic, resonant tone you can only get from a semi-hollowbody. And the Starfire IV's tone is as distinct as its looks, with a pair of hum-canceling LB-1 "Little Bucker" pickups with their own tone and volume controls to fine-tune your sound. Call Sweetwater to add the undeniably sweet sound of the Guild Starfire IV to your collection today.

Guild Starfire IV Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:

  • Based on a classic Guild semi-hollowbody
  • 3-piece neck for long-lasting playability
  • Rich tone from a pair of Anti-Hum pickups
Based on a classic Guild hollowbody

Based on the Starfire from the '60s, this Guild Starfire IV semi-hollowbody packs all the mojo that made the original such a popular guitar during the rock revolution. Dual humbuckers and the thinline design make this guitar as ready for rock as it is for country or blues.

3-piece neck for long-lasting playability

Multi-piece necks are stronger and more rigid than single-piece necks, resisting twisting and warping over the years. Treat it well, and you'll get a lifetime of exceptional playability from the Guild Starfire IV semi-hollowbody.

Wide-ranging tone from a pair of humbucking pickups

The Guild Starfire IV 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 IV can sound in just about any genre.

Guild Starfire IV Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Thinline semi-hollowbody based on the '60s Guild Starfire
  • Hum-canceling LB-1 pickups
  • Exceptional tone and looks from laminated mahogany back, sides, and top
  • 3-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck for long-term playability
  • Grover Sta-Tite tuners give you excellent tuning stability
  • Hard case included
Bring back the '60s-rock vibe with the Guild Starfire IV!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape Doublecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Laminated Mahogany
Top Material Arched Laminated Mahogany
Color Cherry Red
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material 3-piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
Neck Shape Vintage Soft "U"
Radius 9.45"
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid dots
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1.650"
Bridge/Tailpiece Guild Tune-O-Matic with Rosewood Base and Guild Harp Tailpiece
Tuners Grover Sta-Tite die-cast tuners
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, (.011-.049)
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 379-2100-866

Customer Reviews

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Starfire IV

Just bought my brand new Starfire IV! Extremely excited about this guitar, the tone and workmanship is fantastic and sounds great! Looking forward to playing this for a long time!

Starfire IV

Absolutely thrilled with my purchase and withe all the help and follow-up from Ike at Sweetwater! Looking forward to a great relationship in the future.

Sets the Stars Ablaze!

In full disclosure, I'm a Gibson man, and a semi-hollow body electric was to be the next purchase for my collection of Gibsons. Naturally, one would conclude that a ES-335 would soon be in my repertoire. Alas, it was not to be. Gibson has made a crucial error with its fan base by "pricing out" many customers from owning their guitars. The Studio models just won't suffice for a dedicated guitar player who demands good quality nor will the standard models (or, God forbid, Custom models) from a price perspective. This leaves (normally dedicated) Gibson customers in a lurch. Where to look? The Guild Starfire IV maintains the quality of highest end semi-hollow models but offers reasonable pricing. Its construction, look, play-ability, and tone are unrivaled at its price point. It is worlds above Epiphone Dot, Casino, or ES-335 Studios, and as good as the higher end Gibson Models. This is the guitar that will reverse Gibson's trend towards higher pricing... Get ready to lose some market share, Gibson.
Music background: Guitarist/Song-writer (20 years)

Amazing hollow body guitar

This guitar is incredible, the finish and construction are top notch, I fell in love with the pickups so no modifications there, feels and plays outstanding. Grab one you won't be disappointed.

Best Guitar that starts with

I now own a Starfire IV - ES-335 killer, for sure!. I was fortunate to find Guilds in High School when I wanted something other than the other popular brands. Since then I have been fortunate enough to collect Guilds to fit almost every genre. If you include the imports; I have Jazz, Strat, SuperStrat, SG, LP, 335, Dreadnaught, Classical, Acoustic/Electric, 12-String, P-Bass, J-Bass, and EB Bass bases covered. What other brand has so many styles covered with excellent workmanship, style and quality. Now, I just need a CrossRoads - I am a Guild Man, greatest guitars!
Music background: Weekly Gig (church guitar and bass)
See also: Semi Hollows, Guild, Guild Semi-hollowbody Guitars