Here we have a rare near mint 1963 Guild Starfire II, Racing Green finish in very well preserved original condition. What’s more unusual, this guitar was given in the 1960s to a young guitarist for his 21st birthday and has been his main and prized instrument during his entire life.
The guitar is in exceptional condition with even only minor checking of the nitro finish. The frets show only minor wear too, indicating home use only. It’s a large guitar, emulating the Gibson ES-125 and feels a little bulky but the guitar plays very well overall and all hardware, and electronics are in excellent working order. The body and neck show the minimal playing wear of an instrument of it’s age, the headstock is in good shape and has no breaks or repairs. Everything is structurally sound.
This Starfire II is a fully hollow single cutaway design with f-holes, Mahogany back & sides, Black nitro cellulose pick-guard, Adjustomatic Bridge, Guild Harp tailpiece, Mahogany neck, Brazilian Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays, 2 DeArmond Dynasonic pickups, 2 volume, 2 tone controls, 3 position pickup selector switch, Black headstock faceplate with Guild logo & 3 per side tuners. Lives in original Guild hardcase.