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Guild Guitars Goes All Out with New Starfire VI

SANTA MONICA, CA – For decades, Guild Starfire models have been some of Guild’s most beloved, iconic semi-hollow and hollow guitars, with their undeniably retro vibe and unique Guild sound. This year, Guild has chosen to reintroduce the Starfire VI, a beautifully appointed semihollow based on the Newark St. Collection’s best-selling Starfire V. Featuring Guild’s iconic double-cutaway Starfire body shape, the VI has stunning AAA flamed maple top, back, and sides, and a solid centerblock. Dual LB-1 Little Bucker pickups, replicas of Guild’s 1960s smaller size humbucking pickups, offer a range of tones well-suited for a variety of playing styles and genres. The Starfire VI has a three-piece maple/walnut/maple neck and a bound rosewood fingerboard inlaid with mother-of-pearl and abalone V-blocks. It also features a pinned Tune-o-Matic bridge with rosewood base, rosewood bridge, and comes adorned with gold hardware, 5 ply black and ivory purfling, deluxe f-hole and body binding, and a Guild Vibrato Tailpiece. It’s available in a high gloss blonde finish, and includes a hardshell case. Guild’s most deluxe Starfire on the market, the VI has the vintage look, tone, and feel that you can only get from a Guild Starfire.

Street Price: $1499

Visit Guild Guitars’ exhibit at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, located at Booth 5308.

About Guild Guitars
Established in 1953, Guild is one of the world’s historic guitar manufacturers with a long-standing
reputation for building iconic musical instruments. From the New York jazz scene in the 1950s,
Richie Havens’ legendary performance at Woodstock, to Seattle’s Kim Thayil of Soundgarden,
Guild guitars helped create some of the greatest music in history. With a tradition built on old world
craftsmanship, quality, and value, Guild guitars have always been made to be played. For more
information, visit www.guildguitars.com.

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    • Unfortunately I can’t answer your question, since I don’t own the guitar. Best way is to try it out in a local music store to see if you like it. Guild build excellent guitars – I’m sure they are top quality. But you have to try out yourself to see if it fits for you.

      • Thanks for replying. Actually I had already purchased the beauty from zZounds Music several months ago prior to posting my comment on this site. I need to read someone else’s opinion of this guitar other than just mine. Unfortunately so far, all critiques of it comes from stores trying to sell them, of which we both know will never be objective.

        I personally find it to be of outstanding aesthetics build and tonal quality, with almost otherworldly playability. My only disappointment is the fret buzz between the 2nd and 7th frets, which means I’ll have to spend an additional $300 to send to New York and have it Plek’d. I want to keep it because rumor has it that Cordoba Music Group is either going to pull it out of production or radically up it’s price. So other than the fret buzz issue it plays and sounds better than my $4k Gibson E-335 and E-355.

        • Hi Mario,
          thanks for your experience report.
          I’d first do a good setup before going to Plek it. Adjust the truss rod and if needed some fret levelig. That shouldn’t cost more than a couple of dollars.

          • Thanks for replying. Mays Music Shoppe in Butler, Pa, adjusted the neck and virtually eliminated the fret buzz, however, it still needs a little fret work. Other that it’s a marvelous instrument, so marvelous that my Gibsons and Fenders no longer get any attention from me. I haven’t even bothered to take them out the case since I got this guitar.


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