Vintage 1978 Guild Starfire IV Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar Sunburst Finish


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What makes this guitar special:  A gorgeous semi-hollow body with a rich, natural acoustic tone & dynamic sounding humbuckers.  The slender profile neck is super comfortable to play & ice tea sunburst finish gives the guitar a warm, vintage look.  Professionally set up by our luthier with fresh strings & low action, so it plays & sounds fantastic.

Cosmetic Condition:  Used, but certainly not abused, with typical wear for its age - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches & some light finish wear.  There are two very tiny screw holes in the top of the body right underneath the bridge.  Overall the guitar has a great look to it & is in perfect playing condition.

Neck:  Slender profile maple neck with nicely aged cream binding & black side-dots.  Dark rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl block inlays.  Frets show some light wear, but have plenty of life in them.  Sealed Guild tuners are in perfect working condition.  1 5/8" nut width; 24 3/4" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rod is in good working condition.

Body:  Multi-bound, semi-hollow body with dual F-holes.  Guild trapeze tailpiece with adjustable bridge. 5-ply "stair-step" black pickguard.  Guitar weighs 9 lbs 6.1 oz.

Pickups:  Original humbuckers with black bezels.  Bridge - 7.08K ohms; Neck - 6.72K ohms.  Dual volume & tone controls with unoriginal knobs; 3-way toggle switch & master volume control.  All electronics are in perfect working condition.

Case:  Original hardshell case included.