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Pre Owned Vintage 1969 Guild Starfire VI Stereo with Bigsby Ebony Grain with OHSC - Jeffrey Foskett Collection

SKU 80GUI002
by Guild
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Original price $ 7,999.99
Original price $ 7,999.99 - Original price $ 7,999.99
Original price $ 7,999.99
Current price $ 5,999.99
$ 5,999.99 - $ 5,999.99
Current price $ 5,999.99
Used and Vintage Electric Guitars

 The Jeffrey Foskett Collection - Vintage 1969 Guild Starfire VI Stereo

Truetone Music is proud to be partnered with the legendary musician and songwriter Jeffrey Foskett in offering instruments out of his collection.   Each comes with a signed certificate verifying the authenticity of this instrument; assuring that it has been used on tour, in studio or personally by him.  During his years with the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr and his own solo career, various instruments were used and very few have become available, until now.  

One of the most interesting pieces from his collection is this vintage 1969 Guild Starfire VI Stereo with Bigsby.  It's a rare guitar, especially in this finish, a custom color called Ebony Grain.  There are others out there, but typically they are Sunburst, or solid Black.  The Ebony Grain finish is transparent, so you see the wood grain coming through.  There are few of these out there, and none that were used by Jeffrey Foskett during his years with the Beach Boys.  It makes this one truly unique.

The guitar was built in 1969, and stayed all original to factory spec, with no modifications, for all of these years.  It has aged over the years, of course, but like a fine wine.  It's in incredible condition, especially considering it's already celebrated its 50th birthday.  The double cutaway semi-hollow body is lightweight, with the guitar coming in at 7.9 lbs, and a beautiful figured mahogany grain.  The stunning flame maple neck will really grab your attention.  It's topped with a dark rosewood fretboard, and is extremely comfortable to play.  The two humbucker pickups sound incredible, and a variety of tones can be dialed in by the dual volume & tone controls, master volume and selector switch.  The factory installed Bigsby works perfectly, and the gold hardware really makes this guitar stand out.  The Guild Starfire VI Stereo is a versatile guitar that can be used for a variety of styles.

Not only is the guitar special in general, but this one in particular holds special pedigree.  Jeffrey Foskett has owned and used it for years, and just recently decided to part with it.  It's in excellent condition - much better than what one would expect.  All of the parts are original, and it comes with the original hardshell case.  The signed Certificate of Authenticity is included.  As an added bonus, we've included a full box set of memorabilia and recordings, as follows:
  • The Beach Boys "That's Why God Made the Radio" vinyl LP
  • The Beach Boys "That's Why God Made the Radio" CD
  • The Beach Boys "Smile" double CD box set
  • Brian Wilson "Presents Smile" CD box set
  • Brian Wilson "That Lucky Old Sun" box set
  • Jeffrey Foskett "Stars in the Sand" CD
This instrument has been vetted and worked on by Truetone Music. Rest assured that you are receiving not only a fine instrument, but also a rare piece of musical history.

Serial # A439D