Sunday, 29 December 2013

1981 Guild Starfire IV semi-hollowbody electric guitar
Here's a 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.

Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $1,450.

Thanks to Sam B who spied this beauty on eBay.

G L Wilson

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  1. Guild does still make several hollowbody and semi-hollow guitars. I hear the Starfire IV is very good.

  2. Great sound, more classy than a Gibson and with a general volume control!

  3. I's still Korea and costs 930€ at the best price you can get! Thank you Fender company.

  4. Kim Thayill of Soundgarden still uses Guild S-100 and S-60 guitars. Google 'em.

  5. Gavin, it takes you a long time to publish the comments. I hope it's because you are very busy in your private life ( and happy) . Thank you so much for this blog and HAPPY NEW YEAR;



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