|Serial Number||EK-699 circa 1966|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard. Dot markers. Black headplate with Guild torch inlay and logo in pearl. Original Starfire trussrod cover. Crack from tuning gear, repaired some time ago. 24.75″ scale length.|
|Frets||20 narrow frets, some wear in lower positions.|
|Body||Mahogany laminate hollow body, longitudinal bar braces. Bound top and back, solid neck set.|
|Finish||Red! Original lacquer finish, with some normal checking and small amounts of buckle rash.|
|Hardware/electronics||Original Guild humbuckers, three-way pickup selector, individual volumes and tones with original knobs. Original Guild pickguard and Guild-logo Bigsby. Bigsby aluminum bridge, replacement tuning gears.|
|Playability/Action||Plays pretty well, light and responsive.|
|Comments||Guild Starfires were never as popular as the Gibson ES models, but are great guitars. We’ll be doing a feature shortly with three Starfires in the shop now, a III, a IV, and a VI. Stay tuned!|
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