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Guild Starfire Bass II Natural

Guild Starfire Bass II Natural

Brand: Guild | Stock Id: GUILD-SF-BASS2

The Starfire Bass II is a dual-pickup semi-hollow bass guitar that adds sonic options to one of Guild’s most iconic models, the Starfire Bass. The Starfire Bass II originally debuted in 1967, shortly after the single-pickup version, and quickly garnered a following that included Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane) and Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead). The addition of the BiSonic BS-1 neck pickup on the Starfire Bass II gives bassists a warmer, smooth sound for added tonal flexibility. This double cutaway bass guitar features an arched laminate mahogany top and back, and mahogany sides, dual Guild BS-1 pickups, individual volume, tone, and master volume knobs, and a pickup selector switch. A clear, high gloss finish highlights this bass guitar’s natural beauty. The Starfire Bass II brings Guild’s vintage vibe to the modern bass player. Available in Black, Emerald Green, Natural, or Cherry Red.

Starfire Bass II Natural Front

Features

Style: Semi-Hollow Body Electric Bass

Body Top & Back: Arched Laminated Mahogany 

Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany

Neck Pickup: Guild® BS-1 BiSonic Bass

Bridge Pickup: Guild® BS-1 BiSonic Bass

Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case Included

Gallery

Guild Newark St Collection – Semi-Hollow Body – Starfire Bass II

Body:

Body Construction Semi-Hollowbody
Body Top Arched Laminated Mahogany
Body Back Arched Laminated Mahogany
Body Sides Laminated Mahogany
Body Shape Starfire™ Bass
Bracing Center Block
Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Body Depth Upper Bout 1 3/4″ (44 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 1 3/4″ (44 mm)
Body Length 18 1/4″ (464 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout 16 3/8″ (416 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout 11 5/8″ (295 mm)
Overall Guitar Length 46″ (1168 mm)
Body Binding Ivory White with Black/White Purfling
Purfling Black/Ivory White
Soundhole/F-Holes Binding Unbound F Holes

Neck:

Neck Material 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
Neck Shape Vintage Soft “U”
Neck Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Scale Length 30 3/4″ (781 mm)
Nut Width 1 11/16”
Nut Material Bone
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 12″ (305 mm)
Fingerboard Inlays Pearloid Dot
# of Frets 21
Fret Size Narrow Jumbo
Tuning Machines Grover® Vintage 142 Series
Hardware Finish/Plating Nickel Plated
Truss Rod Dual-Action
Truss Rod Wrench 7mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench

Features:

Bridge Guild® Adjustable Bass Bridge with Rosewood Saddles
Strings D’Addario® EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass, Custom Light, (.045-.105 Gauges)
Case or Gig Bag TKL Deluxe Hardshell
Neck Pickup Guild BS-1 BiSonic Bass
Bridge Pickup Guild® BS-1 BiSonic Bass
Pickup Configuration SS
Control Knobs Black Plastic
Controls Individual Volume & Tone, Master Volume, 3-wayToggle Pickup Selector
Strap Buttons Vintage-Style
Item Number GUILD-SF-BASS2

Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Guild BS-1 BiSonic pickup was originally found in many of the solid and hollow body Guild basses in the 1960s and 70s. The BS-1 has developed a cult following resulting in several reissue versions and designs, including the famous Darkstar by Fred Hammon and BS-DS by Curtis Novak. Wound to 6.4K Ohms, similar in specification to a Hammon Darkstar, the Guild BS-1 provides a refined modern tone in a classic package.

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