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Thread: Did Guild ever make 60's Starfires in any custom colors aside from Green/Black?

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    Did Guild ever make 60's Starfires in any custom colors aside from Green/Black?

    I've seen a sunburst model or two (upgraded T-100s I think, or maybe special order) and the usual Emerald Green and Black finishes. Just curious if anyone has ever seen anything cool like a Lake Placid Blue or Aztec Gold finished Starfire?

    I found this on Reverb, seems like a limited run reissue or something? https://reverb.com/item/4409013-guild-starfire-v-blue

    I'm asking because I've seen a couple of refinished/stripped natural project vintage Starfires that have a lot of potential, and honestly would love a custom color Vintage Starfire that isn't $3k. Considering nabbing one in decent shape structurally/electronically and having MJT do a custom color refinish.

    Or is that complete sacrilege? I just love custom colors and vintage custom colored Fenders and Gibsons are so damn cool.

    Edit: Amber starfires are the only other one I didn't mention that I know were in production back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbrcbr View Post
    I've seen a sunburst model or two (upgraded T-100s I think, or maybe special order) and the usual Emerald Green and Black finishes. Just curious if anyone has ever seen anything cool like a Lake Placid Blue or Aztec Gold finished Starfire?

    I found this on Reverb, seems like a limited run reissue or something? https://reverb.com/item/4409013-guild-starfire-v-blue

    I'm asking because I've seen a couple of refinished/stripped natural project vintage Starfires that have a lot of potential, and honestly would love a custom color Vintage Starfire that isn't $3k. Considering nabbing one in decent shape structurally/electronically and having MJT do a custom color refinish.

    Or is that complete sacrilege? I just love custom colors and vintage custom colored Fenders and Gibsons are so damn cool.

    Edit: Amber starfires are the only other one I didn't mention that I know were in production back then.
    I have better pictures of that guitar.




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    I'd consider a refin of something that didn't need it a sacrilege but since I will not be buying your guitar my opinion means nothing. And I do share your interest in colors. I don't need, nor have room, for another bass but a Newark Street Starfire II in the right blue would have a place immediately.

    There have been a few blue Starfires although I think they are more recent than the '60's.

    I seem to recall sunburst, cherry red, blond, black and green as 60's finishes. There are catalog collections that could be checked to see what I have missed.
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    For 60s models, I've also seen the dark sunburst with black as the outer layer, as well as a few Amber examples that surface occasionally. I seem to recall one custom order white Starfire too.
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    My dream Guild is Green, Emerald Green...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guildedagain View Post
    My dream Guild is Green, Emerald Green...
    They can be found:

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    And a '66 Emerald Green SFV on reverb:

    https://reverb.com/item/20617936-gui...-emerald-green

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guildedagain View Post
    My dream Guild is Green, Emerald Green...
    It's by far the best color ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    And a '66 Emerald Green SFV on reverb:

    https://reverb.com/item/20617936-gui...-emerald-green

    walrus
    Wonder what the odds are that's actually an EMERALDFIRE?:
    (Don't know if they were still using that name in '66)
    http://www.letstalkguild.com/ltg/sho...meraldfire-III
    Al
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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    Wonder what the odds are that's actually an EMERALDFIRE?
    Al,

    EmeraldFire was not the official name for a Starfire with an Emerald Green finish; the official name was Emerald Star.

    If you read further down the link you included in your posting, you will see the owner's comment about the model designation on the label of his Starfire.

    Sincerely,

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