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Thread: Best Westerly Decade for Starfire IV's?

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    To pile on... I lean towards the later models made from 1996-2004, but they are all good, just different due to slight differences in construction and pickups used depending on the year it was made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    ...the people who know better than most and who aren't trying to justify an inflated asking price for a pre-Corona guitar have absolutely no problems with Coronas from a quality standpoint.
    Especially when you know the famous people who were building some of them...



    Ralf

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    Especially when you know the famous people who were building some of them...



    Ralf
    Right, found an old post from Jahn on another forum about his Fleming Corona Blues90 prototype and that they even used nitro on those in Corona where Westerlys were poly, major point being that they brought in Fleming who was certainly, uh, instrumental in maintaining Guild design/build quality in Corona, but thought it might be a bit much since this thread is about Starfires...
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    I would never travel with a guitar. I see many people do it, but there’s no way I would. Maybe if I bought it a seat, but I would also never do that. :)
    http://chasingguitars.com/voyage-air...-telair-vet-2/

    http://chasingguitars.com/voyage-air...mited-edition/

    They fit perfectly in overhead and quite nice playing guitars!
    1966 Guild X-175
    1999 Guild X-160 Rockabilly
    2001 Guild X-500T
    1999 Guild Starfire III-90
    2000 Guild Starfire IV
    1949 Gibson ES-350
    1966 Gibson ES-125CD
    1967 Gibson ES-330
    1974 Gibson Les Paul Special
    1997 Gibson ES-295
    1997 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Catalina
    2010 Gibson ES 335 Custom Shop
    2005 Gretsch G6120RHH
    2007 Gretsch 6122-1962 Country Gentleman
    2011 Gretsch G6120EC
    2010 Gretsch G6120TM "Setzerized"
    Gretsch G6128T-GH Duo Jet
    and too many other guitars to list here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChasingGuitars View Post
    Hell, I have one of these that was made for flying and sticking into overheads and I still wouldn't do it. To be fair, I'm rarely accused of being normal, so bear that in mind.

    1970s: [ S70 | S300ADs ]
    1980s: [ X79-3 | X80s | X82 | X100 | X175 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ Detonator | Liberator + Elite | SF4 | AA ]
    1990s: [ S100 | X160 | X170 | X170T | SF3,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | X4000s | DV72 | BHM1 | JF30-12 | Songbird ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | B-90 | BB-90 | X160R | X500T | D55 ]
    2010s:
    [ Jetstar | R30 | D55 ]

    My Reviews: [ GADsGuilds.com ] Guild Documents: [ Catalogs ] [ Price Lists ] [ Ads, Flyers, etc. ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Hell, I have one of these that was made for flying and sticking into overheads and I still wouldn't do it. To be fair, I'm rarely accused of being normal, so bear that in mind.

    Me neither LOL
    1966 Guild X-175
    1999 Guild X-160 Rockabilly
    2001 Guild X-500T
    1999 Guild Starfire III-90
    2000 Guild Starfire IV
    1949 Gibson ES-350
    1966 Gibson ES-125CD
    1967 Gibson ES-330
    1974 Gibson Les Paul Special
    1997 Gibson ES-295
    1997 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Catalina
    2010 Gibson ES 335 Custom Shop
    2005 Gretsch G6120RHH
    2007 Gretsch 6122-1962 Country Gentleman
    2011 Gretsch G6120EC
    2010 Gretsch G6120TM "Setzerized"
    Gretsch G6128T-GH Duo Jet
    and too many other guitars to list here!

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    https://i0.wp.com/chasingguitars.com...&fit=860%2C471

    Sorry for the veer but look at this from Chasingguitars....YUMBO!!!!!
    NH 2011 D-40 Standard, 2014 Orpheum 000-12 Fret SH Hog, 2010 F-412, 2010 F-512.

    Westerly: Songbird, JF-30-12, 1976 F-212, 1971 D-25 CH, 1982 D-70, F4CE, 1996 D-26, 1972 F-30

    Westerly Series OM-140 SB

    Ibanez V-302

    Madeira A-2...(don't laugh!)

    Most of the pain associated with my playing comes from having to listen to me. frono

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    Quote Originally Posted by beecee View Post
    https://i0.wp.com/chasingguitars.com...&fit=860%2C471

    Sorry for the veer but look at this from Chasingguitars....YUMBO!!!!!
    Yeah, dude's got some killer guitars and writes some great stuff, too!
    1970s: [ S70 | S300ADs ]
    1980s: [ X79-3 | X80s | X82 | X100 | X175 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ Detonator | Liberator + Elite | SF4 | AA ]
    1990s: [ S100 | X160 | X170 | X170T | SF3,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | X4000s | DV72 | BHM1 | JF30-12 | Songbird ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | B-90 | BB-90 | X160R | X500T | D55 ]
    2010s:
    [ Jetstar | R30 | D55 ]

    My Reviews: [ GADsGuilds.com ] Guild Documents: [ Catalogs ] [ Price Lists ] [ Ads, Flyers, etc. ]

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Yeah, dude's got some killer guitars and writes some great stuff, too!
    Thanks guys. The Telecaster in the link is a partscaster I built.
    1966 Guild X-175
    1999 Guild X-160 Rockabilly
    2001 Guild X-500T
    1999 Guild Starfire III-90
    2000 Guild Starfire IV
    1949 Gibson ES-350
    1966 Gibson ES-125CD
    1967 Gibson ES-330
    1974 Gibson Les Paul Special
    1997 Gibson ES-295
    1997 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Catalina
    2010 Gibson ES 335 Custom Shop
    2005 Gretsch G6120RHH
    2007 Gretsch 6122-1962 Country Gentleman
    2011 Gretsch G6120EC
    2010 Gretsch G6120TM "Setzerized"
    Gretsch G6128T-GH Duo Jet
    and too many other guitars to list here!

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    Just watched the history of the Telecaster on the "5 watt world" YouTube channel.
    1974 Ovation Legend
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    1984 Ovation 1758 12 string
    2010 Guild F47R
    2013 Guild NS X175-B
    1998 Guild Starfire IV
    2008 Prototype D55
    2016 Guild NS X175 Sunburst

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