Guild Starfire V with Guild Vibrato - Snow Crest White

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Top, Back, and Sides, Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Vibrato - Snow Crest White
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Classic '60s Vibe That's Fun to Play

The Newark St. Series Starfire V semi-hollowbody electric guitar offers the feel and style of a popular 1960s icon. The guitar's Soft-U neck profile is comfortable to play regardless of musical style. A pair of LB-1 "Little Bucker" pickups with their own tone and volume controls fine-tune your sound for a tone that is as distinct as the guitar's looks. And the Starfire V offers the smooth bending and pitch control you'll only get from a great vibrato tailpiece. The Starfire V is the guitar you want if retro is your thing.

Guild Starfire V Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Based on a classic
  • Mahogany thinline construction
  • LB-1 Anti-Hum pickups
Based on a classic

Based on the Starfire from the '60s, this Guild Starfire V semi-hollowbody electric guitar packs all the intricacies that made the original such a popular guitar during the rock revolution. The semi-hollowbody's arched top and back make for a seductive look and feel to the instrument. The open-back, vintage-style Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines recall the originals, but with the tuning stability of a modern guitar. And the individual tone and volume controls for each pickup and master volume knob lets you dial in endless tonal shades.

Mahogany thinline construction

The semi-hollow thinline design of the Starfire V blends the benefits of a solidbody and hollowbody electric guitar. The hollow wings offer more warmth and detail to your sound, while the centerblock in the center helps fight feedback at loud performance volumes. The guitar's body is made of mahogany for a warm, smokey tone. And the 3-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck is ultra stable and adds attack and note fundemental to your sound. The Starfire V blends the best of both worlds effortlessly.

LB-1 Anti-Hum pickups

The Guild Starfire V is outfitted with a pair of 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. They offer 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 why Sweetwater players are loving the Starfire V.

Guild Starfire V Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Thinline semi-hollowbody based on the '60s Guild Starfire
  • LB-1 pickup serves up rich, vintage-style tones
  • Exceptional tone and looks from laminated mahogany back, sides, and top
  • 3-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck
  • Guild vibrato tailpiece offers vintage warble
  • Grover Sta-Tite tuners give you excellent tuning stability
The Guild Starfire V brings back the '60s style.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape Doublecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Mahogany
Color Snow White
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material 3-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple
Neck Shape Vintage Soft U
Radius 9.5"
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Indian rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Block
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1.675"
Nut Material Bone
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 LB-1 humbucker
Bridge Pickup LB-1 humbucker
Controls 2 x vol, 2 x tone, 1 x master vol, 3-way pickup toggle
Strings D'Addario EXL115 (11-49)
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 379-2205-826

Customer Reviews

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Wonderful Guitar

Simply a fantastic instrument. I'd been looking for a guitar for some time, and after many hours of research finally settled on the SF V. When it arrived from Sweetwater it was pretty much ready to play right out of the box! No scratches or dings, the guitar was clean and clearly well-cared for. I am playing it through an Orange amp, so I can really get that jangly sound. This is my first electric (played acoustic for about 10 years, bass for 15), so I'm enjoying fiddling with the different settings. I can get quite the broad range of sound. The guitar does tend to err towards a brighter sound, but wise management of the pickups and tone allow a dedicated player to get whatever he or she wants. Only issue so far is mild intonation issues after using the vibrato tailpiece, but this is to be expected. It's frankly more my responsibility to use it more judiciously (which is hard to do, because it's so fun!). Ah, one last note: as anyone with eyes can see, the guitar is simply beautiful from the photos online. These photos are inaccurate: the SF V is EVEN MORE gorgeous in real life. I bought mine in white - and it looks astounding. Long atory short, I'd highly encourage anyone to pick this guitar up!
Music background: Amateur

Guild Starfire V- Vibrato,Snow Crest White

The Guild Starfire V plays like A dream, and sounds as good as it looks. I have A few guitars in my collection this is one of my favorites. The tone is fantastic and the playability is wonderful. I recommend this guitar to anyone and everyone.
Music background: I have been paid for playing over 50 years.
See also: Semi Hollows, Guild, Guild Semi-hollowbody Guitars