Guild Starfire V w/Bigsby

Electric Guitar

  • Thinline semi hollow-body beveled top
  • Double cutaway
  • Body: Laminated mahogany
  • Body depth (lower bout): 45 mm
  • 3-Piece mahogany / maple neck
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pearloid block inlays
  • 2x Guild anti-hum dual coil humbucker pickups
  • Guild Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • Bigsby B70 vibrato bar
  • Grover Sta-Tite machine heads
  • Colour: Cherry Red
  • Case included
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  • Blues
  • Indie
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Rockabilly

Further Information

Colour Red
Body Mahogany
Top Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo Yes
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Bag No

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27.04.2016
The guitar is stunning, let's get that out of the way. I had played both the starfire III and IV in a local shop and loved both, but this SFV exceeded my expectations in terms of feel, stability and attention to detail.

From my experience, the Newark street guitars are among the best in their price range. They are not cheap, but you feel and hear the quality.

Pros:
- looks
- clear, articulate pickups
- the finish, the tall frets, the bigsby, the inlays, the the dot markers on the knobs are all part of what makes this instrument so special
- The neck width and depth
- incredible sustain

Cons:
- yellow cover on pickup switch: looks off to me, swapped for a cream coloured tip from my sorrento
- floating bridge
- bit heavy for a semi hollow guitar (mahogany...)

Highly recommended
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Uzair, 22.01.2019
The initial Guild Starfire that arrived was a mess - there were blemishes and scratches on the finishing and the neck join to the body was at a slight angle. It took awhile to return and receive a replacement - and I considered seriously just not trusting internet shopping for a guitar - but the guitar that finally did arrive was excellent. It's just so versatile in its play-ability and tone and feels a quality instrument. It's fast become my favourite guitar, and though cheaper than my Elite Strat, I probably take better care of it for how beautiful and delicate looking it is.

Pickups are bright and there's a nice clarity that growls nicely with some gain - but you will need to use the EQ and find the sweet spot as the sound will get a little 'mushy' with too large a pedal chain.

Great sound for jazz, blues and rock - and through my cranked Marshall DSL40c, you can get heavy metal (Black Sabbath, not Shadowsfall) sounds.

Very easy to play - surprisingly fast. Frets will nicely spaced and really help explore the neck and express yourself as it's very dynamic.

Overall, great guitar though I do sometimes long for another Fender.
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