• Guild Starfire VI electric guitar
    Guild Starfire VI


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1963 to 1979

GUILD produced the STARFIRE VI between 1963 and 1979. The Starfire VI  (the Super Starfire) was the finest in the thinline semi-hollow bodied Guild Starfire Series -  it was a fancier version of the Starfire V. Features included inlaid ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl position markers and Mexican abalone insets. Bound f-holes. Gold-plated Grover Rotomatic machines. Gold-plated pick-ups and gold-plated Guild Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece (some had lyre shaped trapeze tailpiece). Master volume as well as individual tone and volume controls for each pickup.  Finish options were Cherry Red, Ebony, Emerald Green, or Honey Amber.

Guild reissued the Starfire VI in 2012 as the made in USA GSR Starfire VI - 18 were made in total. Guild also introduced a Newark St. collection Starfire VI in 2016.

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1066 × 415 × 47 mm
Finish colorsebony finish, green finish, honey finish, red finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length


Number of control knobs5 control knobs
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls3 volume controls


Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups


Body materialmaple body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Body styleES-335 style
Hollow bodysemi-hollow body
Pickguard shaperaised pickguard
Soundhole2 f-holes


BridgeGuild Adjusto-Matic bridge
Hardware colorgold hardware
TailpieceBigsby Vibrato tailpiece


Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersblock fingerboard position markers, dot fingerboard position markers


Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Neck width1.69 inches wide at nut
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)bound headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

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