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2022 Guild Newark St Collection Starfire I DC Emerald Green w/ Vibrato, Case


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Up for sale, a 2022 Guild Newark St Collection Starfire I DC in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, upgraded with a premium hardshell case. This modern iteration of the Starfire platform features a semi-hollow maple body with a mahogany center block, a mahogany neck capped with an Indian rosewood fretboard, a pair of HB-2 Alnico II humbuckers with push/pull coil taps, a Bigsby-style vibrato, and a gloss Emerald Green finish.

The semi-hollow construction and tonewood complement result in a warm, yet immediate natural acoustic response for the HB-2 humbuckers. These pickups feature Alnico II construction, and are visually and tonally reminiscent of the iconic HB-1 anti-hum pickup originally featured in ‘60s Starfires, delivering a powerful, articulate range of tones, balancing definition and warmth. Additionally, the push/pull coil taps at the Volume knobs enable single coil sparkle and snap. Weighing 7lbs 8oz, this Starfire I DC has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 11-49 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: “Modern Thin” U, very generous shoulders, measuring .840” 1st fret, .940” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Bound rosewood, 12.5” radius
-Frets: Narrow tall, pristine
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Guild Vintage 18, open-gear (18:1 gear ratio)

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple, mahogany center block
-Pickups: HB-2 Alnico II humbuckers
-Controls: Volume x2 (push/pull coil taps), Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Tune-o-matic bridge, Bigsby-style vibrato
-Plastics: One-ply stair-stepped pickguard, reflector knobs
-Serialization: Label visible through bass-side F hole

The gloss Emerald Green finish is framed by multi-ply ivory binding, and there are just a scant few faint scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole. The smooth matching gloss on the neck profile is immaculate.

A Taylor-branded hardshell case with black plush interior is included.