Guild Starfire IV ST - Flamed Maple

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SKU 3792110850

Guild Starfire IV ST - Natural Flamed Maple

The Starfire IV ST Flamed Maple puts a modern twist on a highly popular semi-hollow Guild classic. With its graceful double cutaway and thinline body, the original Starfire IV was prized by many guitarists from the mid-1960s onward for its incomparable tone and feel. Premium features include an all flamed maple body, a solid spruce center block, rosewood fingerboard, and Guild’s hallmark maple neck with walnut center seam. This model features a Tune-O-Matic bridge, with a stopbar tailpiece for increased sustain and stability. The Starfire IV ST Flamed Maple includes dual LB-1 “Little Bucker” pickups, replicas of Guild’s original smaller size humbucking pickups. Available in Natural, and includes hardshell case.

The Guild LB-1 “Little Bucker” was first offered in 1962 as an upgrade from single coil pickups. Tonally, it has a little more jangle then a traditional PAF humbucker. The resistance and inductance of these pickups sit comfortably between a typical single coil and typical humbucker – contributing to the airy nature of the LB-1 without compromising its warmth. The LB-1 has a unique footprint, placing it in-between a mini-bucker and a full size humbucker.

Specifications

  • Body Construction Semi-Hollowbody
  • Body Top Arched Laminated Flamed Maple
  • Body Back Arched Laminated Flamed Maple
  • Body Sides Laminated Maple
  • Body Shape Starfire IV
  • Bracing Center Block
  • Finish Gloss Polyurethane, Natural Flame
  • Body Depth Upper Bout 1 5/8″ (41 mm)
  • Body Depth Lower Bout 1 3/4″ (44 mm)
  • Body Length 18 1/4″ (464 mm)
  • Body Width Lower Bout 16 1/2″ (419 mm)
  • Body Width Upper Bout 11 3/4″ (298 mm)
  • Overall Guitar Length 41 1/2″ (1055mm)
  • Body Binding Ivory White with Black/White Purfling
  • Purfling Black/Ivory White
  • Soundhole/F-Holes Binding Unbound F Holes
  • Neck Material 3-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple
  • Neck Shape Vintage Soft “U”
  • Neck Finish Gloss Polyurethane
  • Scale Length 24 3/4″ (628 mm)
  • Nut Width 1 11/16″ (43 mm)
  • Nut Material Bone
  • Neck Binding 1-Ply Ivory White
  • Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius 9 1/2″ (240 mm)
  • Fingerboard Inlays Pearloid Dot
  • # of Frets 22
  • Fret Size Narrow Jumbo
  • Tuning Machines Grover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast
  • Hardware Finish/Plating Nickel Plated
  • Truss Rod Dual-Action
  • Truss Rod Wrench 7mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench
  • Bridge Guild® Tune-O-Matic bridge with Stopbar tailpiece
  • Strings D’Addario® EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock, (.011-.049 Gauges)
  • Case or Gig Bag TKL Deluxe Hardshell
  • Bridge Pickup LB-1
  • Neck Pickup LB-1
  • Pickup Configuration HH
  • Pickup Switches 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Control Knobs Black Plastic
  • Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)