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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  • 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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Guild Starfire V

Steven5344, 18.08.2015
I was looking for a 335 type guitar, with all of the quality, but not quite the eye watering cost of an actual 335. I've had a Guild X170 for a few years so I knew they could build a quality guitar. I can't find a fault with this instrument, build, sound quality and playability are all excellent. It looks pretty good too!! This is a lot of guitar for the money
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  • Scale: 628 mm
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  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Bag: No
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