Rare 'Uber' Flamed Maple Top-of-the-Line Starfire VI
1967 Guild Starfire VI
This very attractive guitar has a 16 1/4 inch wide, 1 3/4 inch thick, highly flamed maple body with a solid wooden block inside (like an ES-335) and weighs just 8.20 lbs. Two-piece 'uber'-flamed maple neck with a mahogany center-strip and a nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches, a scale length of 24 3/4 inches and a very comfortable medium profile. Multi-bound ebony fretboard with 22 original medium frets and inlaid pearl block position markers with abalone "V" inserts. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Guild" logo and pearl "G-shield" inlay. Black metal truss-rod cover with Guild Shied and "Starfire" in silver, secured by two screws. Back of headstock finished in black with serial number stamped in blind. Individual Grover RotoMatic tuners with half-moon metal buttons. The top and back edges are bound with seven-ply white with black-striped ivoroid. The f-holes are bound with white ivoroid. Two first-style Guild small humbucker pickups ("Anti-Hum Pickups") with balanced outputs of 6.56k and 6.91k. The pickups are positioned to achieve maximum bass on the neck pickup and maximum treble on the bridge pickup. Transparent acrylic (or Lucite) stairstep pickguard painted black from the back after a "Star" and "Guild" logo have been silk-screened in gold. Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way selector switch and one master volume control. Guild black plastic knobs with G-logo on a gold disc (the master volume control is slightly smaller and just has the numbers in white). Gold-plated bridge with pre-set compensating saddle and Guild Bigsby Vibrato tailpiece. All hardware gold-plated. Oval white Guild Hoboken label inside treble f-hole with model "Starfire VI-BL" and serial no. written in black ink. There are two very small areas of finish loss on the sides of the headstock just above the nut, where the guitar appears to have been on a guitar hanger and there is some very slight tarnishing to the gold hardware. Still, this beautiful 'flamey' guitar is in near mint (9.25) condition with virtually no fret wear whatsoever. Housed in its original Guild five-latch, shaped black faux 'alligator' hardshell case with gray plush lining (9.25). (#1942)
|1967||Near Mint||Natural||Original Hard|
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