1 jaredmacneill 1 month ago A few years ago I had a nice Goya semi hollow es 345 copy. But after checking the pickup I noticed the center block and top had started to split so I got nervous and sold it. I soon after regretted selling it. I later found a beautiful 1980s alcivar es335 block inlay model in wine red but it had some real issues. I tried an first gen super hilotron electromatic and it was great. But I didn't have the cash. Then about three years ago I inquired about a guild starfire iv and I was shocked at the price and was like nope. But something happened last year after tax return, I stumbled over a new old stock starfire v marked down to $1070 cad shipped! From $2500 before taxes and I couldn't say no. Physically I loved the guitar ,the neck felt good,strat type radius of 9.5" and that's great because I love an old strat neck. The action basically flawles but that where things went south. When it was shipped the first thing I noticed was an extremely high fret making the 13 fret almost unusable but 12/14 are excellent and I hated the way it sounded. I tried to bond with The guilds lb1 but nothing I think I grew to despised even more. I looked at the guild wondering should I sell it or fixed it since the shop wouldn't respond when contacted with the issues. So almost a year after I took a gamble and bought a set of TV Jones classics and wow is all I can say . Its weird because I like a 70s Gibson t top but these pickups are great and fit with no mods.