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Guild Starfire III 1998 Semi Hollow Body Guitar

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-13)
Price : US $940.00



Guild Starfire III 1998 Semi Hollow Body Guitar Guild Starfire III 1998 Semi Hollow Body Guitar Guild Starfire III 1998 Semi Hollow Body Guitar Guild Starfire III 1998 Semi Hollow Body Guitar Guild Starfire III 1998 Semi Hollow Body Guitar Guild Starfire III 1998 Semi Hollow Body Guitar



I bought this Guild Starfire III new in 1998.  The Serial # is AG301913.  I kept the guitar mostly at home except for the occasional jazz gig.  The instrument is in excellent condition.  A slight wear to the finish on the bridge is the only noticeable sign of use.  The guitar comes with the original hard case with red shag carpet interior.  


After a 20-plus year hiatus, the Starfire III was re-introduced in 1997 by FMIC, the new owner of Guild Guitars since 1995.  It is not an exact reissue of the 1960s Starfire.  The new and old bodies appear to be very similar, yet they are not identical. The “reissue” body has a rounder bottom, deeper cutaway, and narrower upper bout and waist. Body length, lower bout width and top thickness remained unchanged.  The body also received a bit of gingerbread with a 5-ply bound top and back. The finish was now polyurethane rather than nitrocellulose lacquer. Instead of using their tried-and-true HB-1 pickup, Guild opted to use Seymour Duncan SD-1 humbuckers which are nearly identical to the specifications of the Duncan SH-1 '59 pickup.


Serial #: AG301913


Body: Hollow; laminated 1-piece flame maple top, back, and sides; 5-ply bound top and back


Finish: Natural, polyurethane


Neck: 1-piece mahogany, set-in; black plastic headstock overlay with pearloid logo and Chesterfield inlay


Fingerboard: Indian rosewood, single bound; pea


Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-08-13)



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