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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / Guild Starfire ll vs Starfire lll

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Butterscotch Blues
Oct 20th, 2018 04:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve got some fierce GAS going on for one of these.

My questions involve the bigsby, and tuning stability vs the stoptail of the ll.

Also, wanting a comparison between the floating bridge of the lll vs the stoptail of the ll.

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Jul 14th, 2019 10:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a 1960 SFIII with the Bigsby and floating bridge. It is actually a pretty stable vibrato system and the bridge stays put. The Bigsby doesn't move the strings a lot hence the bridge doesn't scoot around. Certainly a stoptail would be more precise. It boils down to how much you want a vibrato versus intonation precision. Personally, I do not find the floating bridge and Bigsby a tuning issue.

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