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    Taking a classic for a spin, Starfire IV

    Took my Starfire IV out for a spin the other night. Sometimes I forget what an absolutely great guitar this is, my oldest and best.



    “Every time you pick up your guitar to play, play as if it’s the last time.” Eric Clapton.


    '72-Starfire IV
    '99-F65CE Blonde
    '92-D-25
    '11-American Standard Telecaster
    '09-Epiphone Emperor Regent
    '13-Seagull Coastline 12-string
    '14-Godin A6 Ultra limited edition Koa top.
    '14-Godin Montreal Premiere, black, Bigsby
    '15-Godin Passion Custom, Swamp Ash
    '16-Godin A12, 12 string acoustic electric
    '16-Godin Richmond Dorchester
    '86-Fender MIJ Contemporary Telecaster
    '06-Yorkshire Terrier, Buddy

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    Senior Member walrus's Avatar
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    Lookin' good, J_G! That's a beauty!

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    What a beauty!!!
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    Still looks minty AJ! Wish we could say the same for ourselves...
    Sandy

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    Very nice! I wish those '70s Starfires had bigger necks because they look and sound SO nice!
    1970s: [ S70 ]
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    That guitar looks hUGe!
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    Great photo, AJ!! Wow, that one was built the year after I graduated High School!! Like Sandy said, it looks super minty!!
    Tom in Vegas

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    Beautiful guitar and great photo! I agree whole heartedly with your comments. I have a cherry red 1973 Starfire IV and am amazed what a nice guitar it is every time I play it too. I will get it out later. Thanks John

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    Thanks everyone! Yes, I wish I was still that minty! Lol!
    “Every time you pick up your guitar to play, play as if it’s the last time.” Eric Clapton.


    '72-Starfire IV
    '99-F65CE Blonde
    '92-D-25
    '11-American Standard Telecaster
    '09-Epiphone Emperor Regent
    '13-Seagull Coastline 12-string
    '14-Godin A6 Ultra limited edition Koa top.
    '14-Godin Montreal Premiere, black, Bigsby
    '15-Godin Passion Custom, Swamp Ash
    '16-Godin A12, 12 string acoustic electric
    '16-Godin Richmond Dorchester
    '86-Fender MIJ Contemporary Telecaster
    '06-Yorkshire Terrier, Buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Guild View Post
    Thanks everyone! Yes, I wish I was still that minty! Lol!
    You and me both, AJ. Best wishes!
    Quote Originally Posted by Neal
    I am going to hang onto this little F-20 and play it as a reminder that life is sometimes rough, but it doesn't necessarily mean that the damage you accrue along the way defines who you are.
    Quote Originally Posted by marcellis
    Growing old is a bitch.
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    1978 G-312NT (Westerly) - "Franzz",
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

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    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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