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Thread: New Hartford GSR Starfire VI, as good as I've hyped it up in my head?

  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Broes View Post
    Not to offend anyone who owns one, but I don't really see what's special about them, or what makes them extra desirable : it's a non-Guild body shape, doesn't look like any Starfire before or after it, and it has Gibson type pickups. Might be a very decent ES-335 type guitar, but I'd rather have a Starfire or an ES-335, and this is kind of neither. Then again, I could see how that very thing could be the attraction to some people.
    I always thought the fifties pickguard looked wonky on the SF body.

  2. #22
    No offence taken here but this is exactly why I like the GSR Starfire so much. As I said I have a ES-345 and an old Starfire IV and the GSR is a very unique guitar, lighter and more resonate than either of the others. I have several old traditional guitars but sometimes I just want something different. It reminds me more of some of the Collings I have played. Built great with nitro finish, plays great, sounds great, can't see the name on the headstock nor the shape when I am playing it anyway. Try one if you can and make up your own mind. I was able to try and buy locally so for me it was not a shot in the dark. Did I mention that my wife bought my GSR Starfire for my birthday!
    Thanks john

  3. #23
    Senior Member walrus's Avatar
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    A GSR Starfire as a gift?! You are a lucky guy!

    1984 Guild D64
    2011 Guild F-30RCE
    2008 PRS Hollowbody Spruce

  4. #24
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    Shoot, I had to buy my OWN birthday present!
    "Steve, you are a man of many goats."~ capnjuan

    "Alternatively, you could just go the ultra-relic route with it. Basically go for a look that says the amp was on fire and they put it out using belt sanders."
    (amps - I need a "99" & "50")

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