Guild Starfire III w/Bigsby CR

Electric Guitar

  • Design: Thinline hollowbody archtop
  • Body: Mahogany, laminated
  • Body depth: 49 mm
  • One-piece neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: 2 Guild Anti-Hum Dual Coil humbuckers
  • Guild Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • Bigsby B60 tremolo
  • Grover StaTite machine heads
  • Colour: Cherry Red
  • Includes a case
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  • Blues
  • Indie
  • Rock
  • Rockabilly

Further Information

Colour Red
Body Mahogany
Top Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 20
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo Yes
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Bag No
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Hidden Gem
Anthony287, 05.10.2015
Received my Guild Starfire iii from Thomann's a couple of days ago. The Guitar comes in a really good quality hard case. The guitar is constructed using Mahogany for the body and with the application of the Cherry red finish is absolutely stunning. Being a semi it is of a nice weight and plays like a dream. I love Blues Music and this guitar has a wonderful authentic sound just right for Blues or indeed any form of rock. It has 2 humbuckers and comes somewhere between the "PAF" sound and P90s. Through a good Alnico speaker it is pure, sweet and cutting.
I could not beat Thomann's price so was absolutely thrilled and happy to become the proud owner of my first Guild. I have nearly 30 other guitars ranging from Gibson, Fender,Hofner, Burns,Harmony, Gretsch etc. I am confident that this Guild is on a par and therefore recommend any prospective buyer to give one a go.
Rock on!!
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Eine Hollowbody für alle Fälle
16.02.2016
Wer eine gut verarbeitete, top klingende Hollowbody-Gitarre mit besonderer Note sucht, wird mit der Guild Starplayer III bestens bedient. Es muss nicht immer Gibson oder Gretsch sein...

Die Gitarre kam sicher verpackt in einem stabilen Formkoffer und war bereits ab Werk gut eingestellt.

Optisch ist sie eine wahre Augenweide und an der Verarbeitung gibt es nichts zu bemängeln. Einziger Minuspunkt ist der etwas wackelige Dreiwegschalter für die Pickups. In der Mittelstellung neigt er bei hartem Anschlag zum Vibrieren, was ein leichtes Rappeln oder Scheppern erzeugt. Hören tut man das nur, wenn die Gitarre unverstärkt gespielt wird - aber dann ist es durchaus störend.

Am Amp überzeugt die Guild rundum. Der Stegpickup klingt knackig und frisch, Akkorde kommen angezerrt wunderbar differenziert und druckvoll rüber. Der perfekte Rhythmus-Sound für Roots Rock, alt Country, Rock'n'Roll oder Blues. Auch Lead kann die Guild wunderbar, aufgrund der Hollowbody-Konstruktion ist sie allerdings kein Sustainwunder. Der Sustainblock trägt seinen Namen aus guten Grund - und den gibt es bei der Starplayer III eben nicht. Am Halspickup wird es warm, weich und jazzig. Besonders clean gespielt ein echter Ohrenschmaus.

Der Hals der Guild liegt super in der Hand, die Gitarre ist wunderbar leicht und hängt gut am Gurt. Ich kann sie wärmstens empfehlen.
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Bonne Guitare si ce n'est que le selecteur est de trés mauvaise qualité
gwz01, 29.02.2020
Bonne Guitare si ce n''est que le selecteur est de mauvaise qualité et vibre avec un bruit de crecelle, il a du jeu et vibre donc rentre en raisonnance, on entend cette vibration métallique même avec l'ampli branché !!
3 renvois à Thomann et le problème n'est toujours pas réglé, oui vous avez bien entendu ils m'ont envoyé 3 guitares de remplacements mais qui ont toutes le même problème ..... c'est du n'importe quoi !
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Starfire III
Vintageguitar, 27.12.2013
Akkurat und ordentlich verarbeitete Hollowbody, die in Korea im selben Werk wie die Electromatics von Gretsch hergestellt werden, nur mit dem Unterschied, dass die Guild authentisch und Originalgetreu ist, was man von den Billig-Gretsches nicht behaupten kann.
Die Pickups sind eher underwound, soll heissen sie haben eine recht niedrige Impedanz, produzieren dementsprechend aber schöne, dynamische Cleandounds.
Im Crunchbereich weiss diese Gitarre auch zu punkten, bei höheren Verzerrungsgraden ist sie aber nur bedingt brauchbar, da der hohle Korpus schon sehr zu Rückkopplungen neigt. Wer so eine Gitarre kauft, wird wohl eher weniger über einen Rectifier spielen.

Für mich ist diese Gitarre jeden Cent wert, klare Kaufempfehlung!
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