Phil X Friday into the FIRE! 1967 Guild Starfire V
Color: Cherry Mahogany, Rating: 9.00, Sold (ID# 1760)
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An Exceptionally Fine, All Original 1967 Guild Starfire V Guild's Version of the ES-335.


1967 Guild Starfire V.


This super guitar weighs just 7.90 lbs. and features a mahogany body with a solid wooden block inside. Three-piece mahogany and maple neck with a nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches, a scale length of 24 3/4 inches and a wonderful medium profile. Single-bound rosewood fretboard with 22 original medium-thin frets and inlaid pearl block position markers . Headstock with inlaid pearl "Guild" logo and pearl 'Chesterfield' inlay. Specific shaped black aluminium truss-rod cover with "Starfire" in silver, secured by two screws. Serial number stamped in blind on back of headstock. Individual Grover RotoMatic tuners with half-moon metal buttons. The top and back edges are bound with three-ply white and black ivoroid. Two Guild HB-1 (full-size) humbucking pickups with outputs of 7.11k and 6.45k. The pickups are positioned to achieve maximum bass on the neck pickup and maximum treble on the bridge pickup. Transparent acrylic (or Lucite) stairstep pickguard painted black from the underside after a "Star" and "Guild" logo have been silk-screened in gold. Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way pickup selector switch and one master volume control (on the treble horn). Guild black plastic control knobs with "G" logo on a silver disc (the master volume control is just plain black plastic). Height-adjustable aluminium bridge with pre-set compensating aluminium saddle and Guild Bigsby Vibrato tailpiece. All hardware nickel-plated. Inside the bass 'f' hole is the oval white Guild, Hoboken, New Jersey label with model "Starfire V Ch." and serial number written in black ink. There are a couple of small blemishes on the top and the back and one on the bass side of the body. There is some light belt-buckle scarring on the back (nothing through the finish) and a few very small surface marks on the edges of the headstock. Overall this forty-seven year old, rare Cherry Mahogany guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. Housed in its original Guild five-latch, shaped black hardshell case with dark blue plush lining (8.50).

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