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Guild / Starfire II / 1974 / Natural / Guitar

Probably the finest example available anywhere…!

The Guild Starfire emerged onto the scene in 1960. Having found success in the folk market with their acoustic guitars, they decided to properly focus on the electric market releasing soldi as well as hollowbody thinline guitars. Conceived as an alternative to Gibson’s thinline ES guitars, the Starfire I, II and III and later the IV, V and VI with their centre block construction, set the standard for Guild’s output throughout the following decades, assuring their position with excellent build quality.

This example is totally stunning all original in the best colour you can get for these with original frets, hardware, and finish. Condition is fantastic, with no breaks or cracks and just a few scratches and dings as you’d expect. The lacquer still retains its wonderful gloss, showcasing the grain of the maple wonderfully. 

The mahogany neck is in great shape too with no signs of wear to the fretboard. 

The Guild HB-1 has quite a reputation amongst the guitar playing community as an articulate, chimney pickup, preferred by many to some of Gibson’s output over the years. The pair found in this guitar certainly live up to that reputation with plenty of scope for sonic exploration.  

The guitar comes with a hardshell case.

This is a great alternative to something like a 330 or a Casino, and will make for something unique in your collection, don’t miss out…

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ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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