In this photo posted by Karl Hyde to Instagram, his Guild electric guitar can be seen. It most closely matches a Guild Starfire III, though the finish is custom and it is adorned with decals. The pickguard, dot inlays in the neck, body shape, and knob configuration match that of the Starfire III. Hyde's is perhaps an older vintage model, as a few things differ such as the pickups, Bigsby tremolo with some rust/tarnishing on it, and "reinforcement" around the pickup selector switch.more
In this photo you can see Norah Jones playing a Guild Starfire III from the mid 60s with Guild's HB-1 small humbuckers. The Guild logo can be clearly seen on the factory installed Bigsby. She has also been known to play an earlier Starfire (II or II, unsure) with two Dearmond 200 pickups (white bobbin Gretsch 'Dynasonics').more
"My Starfire has a tone like no other electric guitar I’ve owned or played. It’s so responsive to touch and at once makes the creamiest, thickest, most ballsy cut-thru sounds. I play with a lot of dynamics so this guitar is absolutely perfect for me. It’s a champ for all; haunting, sparse, rock & roll, country, jazz… You name it, the Starfire owns it." http://guildguitars.com/artist-to-watch-lera-lynn/more
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