Fell in love with this guitar at first sight, as I saw a guitar player on stage using it. Sounded/looked great and decided to try it out. Having played other semi-hollows in the past (ES-335 for example), the Starfire certainly looks similar but has a different feeling neck and has its own unique bite to its tone. I love how it plays and it's been a nice change for me personally, as I've been performing with mainly single-coil guitars for years. My only negative to this guitar is that my G string can fall way out of tune during a solo every now and again. I may address this problem with a guitar technician to see if I could upgrade a part or two (tuning pegs perhaps) to avoid any string slipping. Aside from that, I highly recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a semi-hollow but isn't interested in spending several thousand more for a Gibson. Furthermore, these guitars are in a league far above any Epiphone or Ibanez "affordable" models.
Los Angeles, CA