I pick up my first Guild in the late 90's. I needed an archtop and went looking for a Gibson. I found a es-175 and the cost was way to high. Down the street at Sam ash I found a Guild X-170 Manhattan at half the cost. It had a 3pc neck, floating rosewood bridge, harp tailpiece, made in the USA. For over 20 years I've always come back to my Guild. It's 2020 and covid is here, and I'm looking for a new guitar. After all the looking around I grab this Guild Starfire IV. It's been 2 months and I have not put it down. The same things that made the X-170 are here in this Starfire. I love it.