Vintage 1964 Guild Starfire III Electric Guitar Cherry Finish

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Description

Cosmetic Condition:  Super cool vintage vibe with a fabulous resonant tone & sweet action.  The guitar is all original aside from the toggle switch cap.  These Guilds are totally underrated & should be worth a lot more than they are.  This one plays & sounds fantastic!  There are various minor nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches, light weather checking & some finish wear - mostly on the back of the neck.  Overall it's in great shape with a gorgeous patina & rich tone.

Neck:  Medium-profile & nicely rounded mahogany neck with aged cream binding & black side-dots.  Very dark rosewood fingerboard with silver dot inlays.  Original frets show some light wear, but have plenty of life in them.  Guild & Chesterfield mother of pearl headstock inlays with Starfire truss rod cover.  Nickel Grover tuners are in perfect working condition.  1 11/16" nut width; 24 3/4" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rod is in good working condition.

Body: Double-bound, hollow mahogany body with Florentine cutaway & dual F-holes.  The original cherry finish is very strong & vibrant.  Guild-logo Bigsby tremolo tailpiece with floating compensated bridge & nickel hardware.  Black stairstep pickguard with gold Guild logo.  The pickguard is in great shape with no cracks or breaks.  Guitar weighs 6 lbs 7 oz.

Pickups:  Original Guild humbuckers with black bezels.  Bridge - 6.79K ohms; Neck - 7.24K ohms.  Dual volume & tone controls with original Guild knobs; 3-way toggle switch with replaced cap.  All electronics are in perfect working condition.

Case:  Original hardshell case included.  The case is a bit rough on the outside with some tears in the tolex, but structurally it's very sound.