Guild Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple

Brand: Guild
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Stock Id: GUILD-SF-BASS2FM

Guild Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple

Brand: Guild
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Stock Id: GUILD-SF-BASS2FM
The Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple (FM) is a dual-pickup semi-hollow bass guitar that adds additional sonic options to Guild’s iconic 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. As its name suggests, the Flamed Maple version replaced the original mahogany body with flamed maple. It includes 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.

Features

  • Body Sides: Flamed Maple
  • Body Top & Back: Arched Flamed Maple
  • Bridge Pickup: Guild® BS-1 BiSonic Bass
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case Included
  • Neck Pickup: Guild® BS-1 BiSonic Bass
  • Style: Semi-Hollow Body Electric Bass

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

Body:

Body Construction Semi-Hollowbody
Body Top Flamed maple
Body Back Arched flamed maple
Body Sides Flamed maple
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 Cream ABS
Purfling Black • Ivory ABS
Soundhole/F-Holes Binding Unbound F Holes

Neck:

Neck Material Mahogany with a Maple Center Strip
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 Socket 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-BASS2FM

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.