The Starfire IV arrived on the scene after the IIs and IIIs were well established. These guitars performed better in high-volume situations, and they became a standard choice for electric blues players like Buddy Guy and Lightnin’ Hopkins. The Starfire IV’s double cutaway semi-hollow body has a laminated center block for feedback suppression. The three-piece mahogany fast-action neck with rosewood fretboard is joined to the body at the 18th fret for easy access to upper registers. The stop-tailpiece and Guild Adjust-o-matic bridge provide sustain and precise intonation. The high gloss urethane finish is available in Blonde and Antique Burst on the maple bodies and Transparent Red and Natural Mahogany on the mahogany bodies and Black on both.