Joe Walsh’s 1960s Guild Starfire V

Joe played this guitar in his first band called The Measles circa 1966, as can be seen in the photos posted here – Joe Walsh’s Measles on the Kent State Commons Back in 1966.

Based on the looks, the guitar was a Guild Starfire V model finished in red, featuring a Bigsby tremolo and block inlays.

It’s unfortunately unknown where exactly this guitar originated from, and what happened to it. Basically, the only information that we can conclude from this guitar is that in 1966 Joe did not yet own his Gibson Les Paul Standard. Otherwise, we would probably see him use it in those photos, instead of the Guild.


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