NGD: My Guild Starfire IV ST Arrived Early!!!

Sp8ctre

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Well you know getting a new guitar two days early from FedEx is a miracle and a happy occasion! Plus the fools didn't damage it!!!

I've been without any type of hollow body or semi hollow body so I had to remedy that. I tried a Gretsch about a year or so ago and it just didn't work for me. So I've been looking for quite some time. After playing a bunch of stuff at Sam Ash including more Gretsch, lots of Epiphone and a couple Gibson I decided on this Guild.

The body size is bigger than a Casino Coupe or Dot, but not huge like some of the Gretsch. I'd say right around a 335 size, and it's nice and thin which I like.

The thing was set up pretty nice out of the box which is the norm from Sweetwater although the action is a little higher than I like. The PUP's sound nice which is good because they are a non-standard size...I would compare then to filtertrons or hilotrons. I like the sound a lot something totally different than anything else I have...

So here she is...







 

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Congratulations!

These are always hard for me to look past, as I have a thing for semi-hollows. That, and the Guild name has been around since the Pharaohs, so I always wonder. Nobody around here carries them and I've never tried one (or had opportunity to).

How's the neck?
 

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Seeing your guitar brings me down memory lane. I had a red Starfire (´65) in the late seventies. Cant remember what thickness of neck it had, but it rocked well and had this woody tone. Wish I had it now, sold it for a months rent back in the day. Someone made a good business deal, and it wasnt me.

 

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Congratulations!

These are always hard for me to look past, as I have a thing for semi-hollows. That, and the Guild name has been around since the Pharaohs, so I always wonder. Nobody around here carries them and I've never tried one (or had opportunity to).

How's the neck?
I really like the neck. It's not to fat, but not real thin either. It has a nice string spacing which I really like, similar to my Martin acoustic. Makes it super easy to play.
 

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I bought a semi-hollow recently (Eastman) that looks very similar in burst colors to yours and I would guess is roughly the same size with a thin body. I find the guitar very comfortable to play. Sweet guitar you got there!
 

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Seeing your guitar brings me down memory lane. I had a red Starfire (´65) in the late seventies.
To the OP, congrats on getting a great guitar. To horand, I too gigged with a cherry red Starfire IV, a '63. Like you. foolishly sold it but recently acquired this "66 that I'm digging, a lot.



Had I not already bought this, I've had certainly taken the plunge for one of the Newark St. Starfire's.
 


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