Guild Starfire I DC Semi-hollow Electric Guitar - California Burst


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Guild Starfires have defined semi-hollow body electric guitar design since coming onto the music scene in the early 1960’s. Retaining this legacy and the airy, crisp tone you would expect from these collectible instruments, the Starfire I DC (double-cut) California Burst offers a modern build with classic feel and true vintage tones.

Featuring an elegantly arched Mahogany top, back, and sides with a Mahogany center block for reduced feedback and clear sustain, the Starfire I tonewoods are versatile across music genres, from jangly cleans to fat overdriven tones. Playing feels smooth and easy with the comfortable 24 3/4” scale length and modern thin “U” neck profile while the 18th fret neck-to-body joint provides easy access to the upper register of the fingerboard. Premium Guild Vintage 18 tuners with 18:1 gear ratio and Tune-o-matic bridge ensure stable tuning while using the Guild Vibrato Tailpiece for bends and added musical versatility.

The Starfire I is powered by Guild HB-2 Alnico humbuckers in the neck and bridge, equipped with push-pull coil splitting to allow for singing, single coil tones from either pickup. New for 2023, the California Burst finish compliments the mahogany body with subtle bursting up the neck and headstock in classic Guild 60’s fashion. Also available in Cherry Red, Vintage Walnut, Pelham Blue, and Emerald Green.


Features at a Glance:

  • Inspired by the classic Guild semi-hollowbody guitars of the 1960s
  • Mahogany semi-hollowbody design supplies a rich, almost acoustic-like depth to your every note
  • Modern thin “U” profile mahogany neck is a must-have for players with a penchant for speed
  • 12.5-inch-radius Indian rosewood fingerboard, along with 22 narrow-tall frets, offers a decidedly modern playing experience
  • Guild HB-2 humbuckers build off the legendary HB-1 humbuckers, splitting the difference between PAF-style tones and more modern power
  • Push-pull coil splits to cop shimmering single-coil sounds
  • Rock-solid Guild hardware, including Guild vintage open-gear tuners and a Guild vibrato tailpiece



Body Type

Semi-hollow Body

Body Shape

Starfire I Double Cutaway

Body Top

Arched Mahogany

Soundhole / F Holes Binding

Unbound F Holes

Top Purfling Inlay

2-Ply Black and White

Top Binding

White ABS

Body Sides


Body Back

Arched Mahogany

Back Purfling Inlay

2-Ply Black and White


2-Ply Black and White

Body Binding


Neck Material Mahogany
Scale Length 24 3/4" (629mm)
Neck Shape Modern Thin "U"
Nut Width 1 11/16" (43mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret 20.5mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret 22.5 mm
Truss Rod Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench 4mm Allen Key
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 12.5" (320mm)
Fingerboard Inlays 5mm Dots - Pearloid
Fingerboard Inlay Location 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 (x2), 15
Frets Total 22
Fret Type Narrow Tall
Fingerboard Binding White ABS
Color California Burst (CAB)
Bridge String Spacing 2" (52mm)
Hardware Finish / Plating Nickel
Bridge Guild Tune-O-Matic - Nickel
Tailpiece Guild Vibrato Tailpiece Semi Hollow - Aluminum
Nut Material Composite
Tuning Machines Guild Vintage 18 Open Gear
Strap Buttons Vintage Pawn
Pickguard Black with Guild Logo
Bridge Pickup Guild HB-2 Humbucker Nickel - Bridge
Neck Pickup Guild HB-2 Humbucker Nickel - Neck
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
Strings D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Wound, Medium (.011 - .049)
Included Case Case Sold Separately
Upper Bout Width 11 3/4" (299mm)
Lower Bout Width 16 3/8" (416mm
Body Depth Upper Bout 1 3/4" (44mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 1 3/4" (44mm)
Body Length 18 1/4" (464mm)
Overall Length 41 1/2" (1055mm)

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