Now, we're aware that the Starfire IV has a serious flaw: a bridge that needs pinning. But we forgive it. Why?
Well, it's still a serious ES-335 alternative that's just one mod away from greatness, especially when you consider the fact that current street prices mean that you can get two Guilds for the price of one Gibson.
Sure, it's made in Korea, and the siren song of an American-built guitar will forever drag many of us into troubled financial waters, but the reality is that it would be impossible for Guild to bring a guitar of this quality in at this price point were it crafted in the USA.
Instead, the company has breathed new life into an old design that still has much to say in a contemporary context and is better value than ever. Welcome back!45 Stars
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Also in the running:
Fender Cabronita Telecaster Thinline