Guild Newark St Starfire I Jet90 review

Readied for takeoff, Guild’s new retro rocker offers first class thrills at cattle class prices. Please fasten your seatbelts

Guild Starfire I Jet90
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

A bona-fide Concorde among semis, the Jet90 is a super-fun, super-cool option for all manner of P-90-based shenanigans. Country, rock, blues – you name it. And at this price, it takes no huge investment to get your wings.


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    Credible build.

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    Great Sustain and good sounds.

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    We like the headstock, too!


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    A chubbier neck would be nice for many.

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    Needs a tougher spring in the vibrato.

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If we were grading on looks alone, the new Guild Starfire I Jet90 would bag a 10 without breaking a sweat. The Jet90 plays fast and loose with Guild’s heritage, probably best described as a bit of a mash-up. 

Back in issue 465 we looked at the new Starfire I DC and SC models, and here Guild has taken the single-cut SC body with its sharp Florentine and melded the Firebird-esque headstock from its Jetstar solidbodies. 

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