« Guild Starfire IV »Published on 03/13/04 at 15:00
I found mine on Ebay and paid 750 quid. which i think is a bloody steal for a 1972 cherry red beaut that slays all others including 335's
Plus a gibson of the same vintage would cost twice that or more .and still not look as pretty.
The build quality is top notch and combined with a decent valve amp , Blues has never sounded better,
If its good enough for Buddy guy then it's good enough for you!
the only gripe is why are'nt they worth more or in the top leagues above the likes of Epiphones . Correct me if i'm wrong
THey certainly give a gibbo a fat lip
The guitar has a mahogany laminate body , with a lovely striped finish running lengthways with a redbacked neck and a Block inlayed fretboard ,
Also a lovely chrome harp tailpiece that you don't get on the new ones ( why not?)
If your'e looking for an affordable vintage guitar .that will gain you instant respect everytime you whip it out the case, plus if your'e tired of the old farts toting les pauls 335'S etc
Give them the fear with a starfire !
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