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

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    you have to step back in line. I want one since I saw the raw body in New Hartford in 2011.
    my 2 ct, all the best,
    michael.

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    * '98 Starfire IV
    * '13 GSR T-400
    * '14 M-85
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    myself. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Guilds of Grot View Post
    Pretty sure this is a GRS Starfire although I don't know which model it might be. Steve?

    Yes, that's 8 of 18!
    "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."
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    I believe when they say solid spruce top they mean laminated but I am not sure. I will check at the next re-string. Thanks john

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    Oh so it is 12" radius? That makes this even more painful. And the damn video posted did nothing to kill my G.A.S., may of made it worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT339 View Post
    And the damn video posted did nothing to kill my G.A.S., may of made it worse.
    You're welcome! Just tryin' to help!

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    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.

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    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.
    it's very very shiny
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    Quote Originally Posted by parker_knoll View Post
    it's very very shiny
    It was responding to Pascal's technique.
    Al
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    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.
    It was the first Guild electric after a very long drought. It is a fabulous guitar, but some of the former NH people have admitted that the body shape was a mistake. You had to pretty much buy one sight unseen just to get one, and according to sources, a few had headstocks that got broken in shipping, so there are probably less than 18 out there. It was the same with the T-500. You had to pony up and buy before you tried.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by parker_knoll View Post
    Body Back: Figured Maple
    Body Sides: Figured Maple
    Body Top: Solid Spruce
    Quote Originally Posted by powerwagonjohn View Post
    I believe when they say solid spruce top they mean laminated but I am not sure. I will check at the next re-string.
    The Guild webpage always showed "Body Top: Solid Spruce":
    https://web.archive.org/web/20120407...mpleContained4

    But I have seen sellers to advertise it as "Laminated Spruce top".

    Ralf

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