1967 Deep Green Guild Starfire XII (consignment) SOLD

Comments Here’s something unusual! A 1967 Deep Green Guild Starfire XII in good playing condition, though the finish is worn.

Guild introduced the Starfire in 1960 as a thinline semi-hollow single cutaway guitar. By 1963, the double-cutaway Starfire IV was introduced. And by 1966, the popularity of the electric 12-string with bands like the Beatles and the Byrds led many companies to produce 12-string models, including Guild.

Guild’s Starfire XII was built between 1966 and 1973. This example is from 1967, with a rare deep green finish. It’s in good playing condition and sounds great, as these Guilds do. The neck profile is the typical thinner and narrower mid-60’s profile, larger than a Rickenbacker but smaller than a Gibson. It weighs a quite comfortable 7.6 pounds.

Serial Number DC 727. Built during 1967 at the Guild shop in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Pricing $2,250.00 Canadian with newer, Canadian Made, hardshell archtop case. SOLD
Neck 2-piece Mahogany neck with Maple center strip, bound rosewood fingerboard with Mother of Pearl dot position markers, Mother of Pearl Guild logo and ‘Chesterfield’ crest on headstock. 24 3/4 inch scale length, 1 5/8 inches nut width. The neck profile is fairly thin and narrow but not cramped, typical of the 1960s.
Frets Original frets with some wear.
Body The Guild Starfire has a thinline body, similar in design to the Gibson ES-335, but the Starfire’s body is wider at 16 3/8 inches, and a little squarer in the lower bouts. The body is laminate maple with F-holes, and a solid maple center block.
Finish Original gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish in deep green. The finish has a fair amount of wear.
Hardware/electronics All original – open gear strip tuners, two Guild humbucking pickups, pickup selector, individual volume and tone controls. Bone nut, adjustable rosewood bridge, and Guild harp 12-string tailpiece.
Playability/Action Plays well at a standard action height.
Case Newer Black Made in Canada Hardshell arched case with red interior, included.

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