Find us a cleaner one of these - we dare you! Just a phenomenal example of Guild's thinline hollow electric Starfire III!
What To Know
Guild electrics of the 50s and 60s do more than hold their own against the Gibson and Fender counterparts of the era, bringing something a little different than both of those heavyweight brands to the table. Popular amongst jazz and blues players, they often have a leaner, cleaner, and brighter tonality that excels at clean tones.
The Starfire lineup is arguably Guild's most popular collection of electrics ever made, with variations on thinline hollowbodies and semi-hollowbodies that went toe-to-toe with Gibsons of the period. This 1968 Starfire III in its original Cherry finish is a stunning example of the single-cut hollowbody variant. The original mini humbuckers offer sweet and chimey tone that's reminiscent of some DeArmond Dynasonics but in a hum-cancelling format.
The factory Bigsby outfit - known affectionately as "Guildsby" for the exclusive 'Guild' stamping on the tailpiece, functions wonderfully, with a silky smooth action that's perfect for country jazz, western swing, and rockabilly.
The thin, lightweight body combined with a super comfortable Medium C profile neck make it a very inviting guitar to play, and is as enjoyable strummed unplugged as it is into your favorite amp. Coupled with its original and equally clean Ess & Ess hardshell case, it's the perfect package!