This guitar features double cutaway semi-hollow body, arched mahogany top and back, mahogany sides, two unbound f-holes, multiple bindings on the top and back body edges, elevated black pickguard with gold Guild logo, two HB-2 Alnico II humbucking pickups, three way pickup selector switch, two volume controls and two tone controls with Guild shield logo reflector top knobs and push/pull coil split, mahogany neck with modern thin U profile, bound Indian rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays, raised metallic Guild headstock logo, 1 11/16" nut width, Guild Vintage 18 open back tuners, Guild tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, nickel plated metal hardware, and Vintage Walnut finish.
A super cool '60s inspired semi-hollow body guitar that plays fantastic with a very comfortable and flat feeling neck profile. The coil tapping capabilities make this guitar extremely versatile and let you to nail those single coil tones as well as full on humbucking sounds. The construction of this instrument is high quality and solid with a very attractive walnut finish and a number of cool vintage inspired features. Overall, an extremely good offering from the Guild Guitar company.
From the manufacturer: Guild’s most iconic electric guitar is now available to a whole new range of players. Expanding on the double cut body shape made famous by the Guild Starfire, the Starfire I DC features semi-hollow body construction utilizing a mahogany center block for reduced feedback and clear sustain. Retaining the airy, crisp tone you would expect from a semi-hollow body, The Cherry Starfire I DC features an elegantly arched mahogany top, back, and sides. The 24 3/4” scale length and modern thin “U“ neck profile provide a fast, smooth playing neck, while the 18th fret neck-to-body joint provides easy access to the upper register of the fretboard. Premium Guild Vintage 18 tuners with 18:1 gear ratio and Tune-o-matic bridge ensure the strings are accessible and in tune. Rich, vintage tone is injected by Guild’s own HB-2 Alnico II humbuckers, and the push-pull coil splitting feature allows for singing, single coil tones from either pickup.