Guild Starfire SF-4 from 1981 with walnut finish, set neck construction, ebony fingerboard, factory stop tailpiece, and Westerly, RI label. Yes, a tasteful guitar from the 1980s; perhaps only those Guild XR-7 pickups without covers give a clue as to its age. Guild are one of the (almost) forgotten great American guitar brands; it's a shame people often only remember them for their acoustics. Today the brand survives as part of the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and still produces high-end acoustic guitars. Guild's electrics are all but forgotten, with only those who appreciate what is truly cool such as contemporary guiar company PureSalem producing Guild-inspired guitars.
Thanks to Sam B who spied this beauty on eBay.
G L Wilson
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