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Guild Starfire I-12 Cherry Red GUI-STARFIRE-I-12-CHR 809870309752 Guild

Guild Starfire I-12 Cherry Red

RRP: £696.00


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The Guild Starfire I-12 is here presented in a classic Cherry Red finish, coming with a simple-but-effective Guild Tune-O-Matic bridge and Stopbar Tailpiece. Representing outstanding value for money, this double-cutaway semi-hollow 12-string electric guitar has an Arched Mahogany top and back, Rosewood fretboard and two Guild HB-2 Humbucker pickups.

The Guild Starfire I-12 in Cherry Red is now available from Merchant City Music, Glasgow’s longest-established guitar specialist. Every guitar we sell is given a rigorous check over and full professional setup. The result is that your new guitar will be playing better than when it left the factory, with no nasty surprises when it reaches your door. We ship fast to the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

Guild Starfire I-12 in Cherry Red with Stopbar Tailpiece

Guild’s 12-string legacy expands into the Starfire I series with the Starfire I-12. This gig-ready semi-hollow body 12-string offers a wide range of iconic Guild tones in a comfortable and affordable fashion. The Starfire I-12 features a semi-hollow construction utilizing a mahogany center block for increased sustain and chime from the octave strings and reduced feedback. Retaining the airy, crisp tone you would expect from a semi-hollow body. Made with a sturdy arched mahogany top, back, and sides, the Starfire I-12 electric guitar maintains classic Guild tone and response without sacrificing live playability.

Ease and playability are key to the Starfire I-12. The 24 3/4” scale length and modern thin “U“ neck profile provide a fast, smooth playing neck, while the 18th fret neck-to-body joint provides easy access to the upper register of the fretboard. Tune-o-Matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece ensure solid intonation and great sustain.

Equipped with Guild HB-2 humbuckers, the Starfire I-12 offers a wide array of vintage and modern 12-string electric tones. Inspired by Guild’s sought-after HB-1 pickups, HB-2 humbuckers are constructed using Alnico II magnets for rich, full tone, a perfect complement to the wide range of frequencies produced by a 12-string guitar. Complete with a fully bound body, bound 12.5” radius rosewood fretboard, classic Guild knobs, three-step black pickguard, nickel Guild headstock logo, and full gloss Cherry Red finish.

Product Details


  • Body Type: Semi-Hollowbody
  • Body Shape: Starfire I Double Cutaway
  • Body Top: Arched Mahogany
  • Soundhole / F Holes Binding: Unbound F Holes
  • Top Purfling Inlay: 2-Ply Black and Ivory
  • Top Binding: Ivory ABS
  • Body Sides: Mahogany
  • Body Back: Arched Mahogany
  • Back Purfling Inlay: 2-Ply Black and Ivory
  • Purfling: 2-Ply Black and Ivory
  • Body Binding: Ivory


  • Neck Material Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24 3/4" (629mm)
  • Neck Shape: Modern Thin "U"
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16" (43mm)
  • Neck Thickness 1st Fret: 20.5mm
  • Neck Thickness 9th Fret: 22.5 mm
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm Allen Key
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12.5" (320mm)
  • Fingerboard Inlays: 5mm Dots - Pearloid
  • Frets Total: 22
  • Fret Type: Narrow Tall - 2.4mm(W) x 1.3mm(H)
  • Fingerboard Binding: 1.5 mm Ivory ABS


  • Colour Cherry Red (CHR)
  • Finish - Top: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Finish - Back and Sides: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Finish - Neck: Gloss Polyurethane


  • Bridge String Spacing 2" (52mm)
  • Hardware Finish / Plating: Nickel Plated
  • Bridge: Guild Tune-O-Matic - Nickel
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar Tailpiece - Nickel
  • Nut Material: Composite
  • Tuning Machines: Guild Closed-Gear in Nickel
  • Strap Buttons: Vintage Pawn
  • Pickguard: Black with Guild Logo


  • Bridge Pickup Guild HB-2 Humbucker Nickel- Bridge
  • Neck Pickup: Guild HB-2 Humbucker Nickel- Neck
  • Pickup Switch: 3-Way Toggle - 1. Bridge Pickup - 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups - 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Neck Volume & Tone, Bridge Volume & Tone, 3-way Toggle Pickup Switch, and Push/Pull Coil Split


  • Strings D'Addario EXL150 Nickel Wound 12 string Super Light (.010 - 046.)
  • Upper Bout Width: 11 3/4" (299mm)
  • Lower Bout Width: 16 3/8" (416mm)
  • Body Depth Upper Bout: 1 5/8" (41mm)
  • Body Depth Lower Bout: 1 3/4" (44mm)
  • Body Length: 18 1/4" (464mm)
  • Overall Length: 43 1/4" (1099mm)