Guild Starfire I SC (VW)

Guild Starfire I SC VW

The Guild Starfire I SC in Vintage is an affordably priced, single cut Starfire. Based on the timeless Starfire II and III single cut body shape, the Starfire I SC features a 2“ thick, hollow body with an added bridge block to increase bridge stability and improved resonance.

Made with a sturdy arched maple top, back, and sides, the Starfire I SC has the airy tonality of a hollow body instrument with bright overtones and pronounced lows. The 24 3/4” scale length and modern thin “U” neck profile provide a fast, smooth playing neck, while the premium Guild Vintage 18 tuners 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. All of these features come standard on the Starfire I platform.

Guild Starfire I SC VW

The Guild Newark St. Collection marks the return of classic Guild electric guitars and basses from the 1950s and ’60s—once again putting the distinctive Guild styling and voice that helped shape popular music into the hands of today’s musicians. The Newark St. Collection celebrates some of Guild’s most iconic models, including the hard-rocking solid-body S-100 Polara, the semi-hollow and hollow Starfire guitars and basses, and elegant archtop jazz guitars like the A-150 Savoy and X-175 Manhattan. Features include Guild’s famed Vibrato Tailpiece, stoptail pieces, pinned bridges, authentically voiced vintage-style pickups, and classic hardware designs. With a wide selection of models, Guild has always been the first choice for musicians in need of an instrument that’s made to be played.


Body Type: Semi-hollow Body
Body Shape: Starfire I Single Cutaway
Body Top: Arched Maple
Soundhole: Unbound F Holes
Top Purfling Inlay: 2-Ply Black and Ivory
Top Binding: Ivory ABS
Body Sides: Maple
Body Back: Arched Maple
Back Purfling Inlay: 2-Ply Black and Ivory
Purfling: 2-Ply Black and Ivory
Body Binding: Ivory

Neck Material: Mahogany
Scale Length: 24 3/4″ (629 mm)
Neck Shape: Modern Thin “U”
Nut Width: 1 11/16″ (43 mm)
Neck Thickness: 1st Fret 20.5 mm
Neck Thickness: 9th Fret 22.5 mm
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench: 4 mm Allen Key
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12.5″ (320 mm)
Fingerboard Inlays: 5 mm Dots – Pearloid
Frets Total: 20
Fret Type: Narrow Tall (2.4 mm [W] x 1.3 mm [H])
Fingerboard Binding: 1.5 mm Ivory ABS

Colour: Vintage Walnut (VW)
Finish: Gloss Polyurethane

Bridge String Spacing: 2″ (52 mm)
Hardware Finish: Nickel Plated
Bridge: Guild Tune-O-Matic – Nickel
Tailpiece: Stopbar Tailpiece – Nickel
Nut Material: Composite
Tuners: Guild Vintage 18 Open Gear Tuners
Strap Buttons: Vintage Pawn
Pickguard: Black with Guild Logo

Bridge Pickup: Guild HB-2 Humbucker Nickel
Neck Pickup: Guild HB-2 Humbucker Nickel
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, and Push/Pull Coil Split

Upper Bout Width: 11 3/4″ (299 mm)
Lower Bout Width: 16 3/8″ (416 mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout: 1 15/16″ (49 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout: 1 15/16″ (49 mm)
Body Length: 18 1/4″ (464 mm)
Overall Length: 41 1/2″ (1055 mm)

Strings: D’Addario EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium (.011 – .049)

Case/Gig Bag: Sold Separately