Starfire IV ST Maple

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The Starfire IV ST Maple puts a modern twist on a highly popular semi-hollow Guild classic. With its graceful double cutaway and thinline body, the original Starfire IV was prized by many guitarists from the mid-1960s onward for its incomparable tone and feel.

Premium features include an all maple body, a solid spruce center block, ebony fingerboard, and Guild’s hallmark mahogany neck with maple center seam. This model features a Tune-O-Matic bridge, with a stopbar tailpiece for increased sustain and stability. The Starfire IV ST Maple includes dual LB-1 “Little Bucker” pickups, replicas of Guild’s original smaller size humbucking pickups. Available in Emerald Green, Natural Flamed Maple or Vintage Sunburst, and includes hardshell case.


 

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE STARFIRE IV ST

 

 

The Guild LB-1 “Little Bucker” was first offered in 1962 as an upgrade from single coil pickups. Tonally, it has a little more jangle than a traditional PAF humbucker. The resistance and inductance of these pickups sit comfortably between a typical single coil and typical humbucker – contributing to the airy nature of the LB-1 without compromising its warmth. The LB-1 has a unique footprint, placing it in-between a mini-bucker and a full size humbucker.


The Starfire IV ST Maple is also available in Antique Sunburst and Natural Flamed Maple


Body

Body Type
Semi-Hollowbody
Body Shape Starfire IV
Body Top Arched Maple
Body Wood (Solid Bodies) N / A
Soundhole / F Holes Binding Unbound F Holes
Body Sides Maple
Body Back Arched Maple
Purfling Black / Ivory ABS
Body Binding Cream ABS

Neck

Neck Material
Mahogany with a Maple Center Strip
Scale Length 24 3/4" (629mm)
Neck Shape Vintage Soft "U"
Nut Width 1 11/16" (43mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret 20mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret 24mm
Truss Rod Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench 7mm Socket Wrench
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood or Ebony (Dependent on production date)*
Fingerboard Radius 9 1/2" (240mm)
Fingerboard Inlays Pearloid Dots
Frets Total 22
Fret Type Narrow Jumbo
Fingerboard Binding 1-Ply Ivory ABS

Finish

Finish - Top
Gloss Polyurethane
Finish - Back and Sides Gloss Polyurethane
Finish - Neck Gloss Polyurethane

Hardware

Bridge String Spacing
2" (52mm)
Hardware Finish / Plating Nickel Plated
Bridge Guild Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece Stopbar Tailpiece - Nickel
Nut Material Bone
Tuning Machines Grover® Sta-Tite™ Open-Gear 18:1
Strap Buttons Vintage Style
Pickguard
Black with Guild Logo

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
Guild LB-1
Neck Pickup Guild LB-1
Pickup Switch 3-Way Toggle: 1. Bridge Pickup - 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups - 3. Neck Pickup
Controls
Neck Volume & Tone, Bridge Volume & Tone, 3-way Toggle Pickup Switch
Other
Strings
D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium (.011 - .049)
Included Case TKL Deluxe Hardshell
Upper Bout Width 11 3/4" (299mm)
Lower Bout Width 16 3/8" (416mm)
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