Yes, they are. To add to this discussion: I bought a Starfire V in 2018 that I'm mostly happy with. Mechanically, it's a delight. All I've had to do is adjust the truss rod, relieve some stickiness in the nut and make a small adjustment to get rid of the Bigsby creak. The finish is gorgeous and the fretwork is spot on. Electrically, it hasn't been as good. The pickup switch has been very finicky and all five of the pots have shown some scratchiness that went away with exercise. I'm not looking forward to the fishing expedition to get all of that stuff out and back in for cleaning or replacement. Guild seems to have gotten the pickups wrong, too. They're not wound the same as the originals and sound different; the bridge pickup is particularly weak relative to the neck. (Gary Donahue talks about that at the bottom of this page.) Radioshop in the U.K. has figured out how to re-wind them to the 1965 spec, and I may send the set out there to have it done.