Guild Starfire I Bass Vintage Walnut

Brand: Guild
Stock Id: 153342

Guild Starfire I Bass Vintage Walnut

Brand: Guild
Stock Id: 153342

An iconic shape at an affordable price, Guild’s Starfire I Bass is a modern adaptation of the traditional Starfire Bass platform, exemplifying the features needed on a modern Hollowbody bass. Featuring a slimmed down, 2.4” body thickness, inward-shifted neck, short 30 ¾” scale length, and a 1 ½” nut width, the Starfire I Bass is a compact and accessible option for younger players, or those who want more freedom on stage. Stable tuning and easy adjustability are provided by the Tune-o-matic bass bridge, and the harp tailpiece adds a touch of Guild’s classic aesthetic, likening the bass to its upright ancestors. Guild’s own BC-1 BiCoil pickups adorn the bass, complete with hum resistant nickel covers and Alnico 5 magnet construction. Combined with the woody nature of semi-hollowbody tone and the volume and tone control, these pickups allow the player to dial in anything from modern, cutting bass tones to wooly, round, vintage tones. Pull up on the Volume Knob to reveal the push-pull vintage switch—a feature that adds presence with rolled down low frequencies, reminiscent of the parallel pickup configuration on vintage Hollowbody basses.


  • SFI Bass VWN:
    • Style: Semi-Hollow Body Electric Bass
    • Body Top & Back: Arched Maple
    • Body Sides: Maple
    • Pickup: Guild® BC-1 BiCoil Bass

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


Body TypeSemi-hollow Body
Body ShapeStarfire I Double Cutaway
Body TopArched Maple
Soundhole / F Holes BindingUnbound F Holes
Top Purfling Inlay2-Ply Black and Ivory
Top BindingIvory ABS
Body SidesMaple
Side Purfling InlayN / A
Body BackArched Maple
Back Purfling Inlay2-Ply Black and Ivory
Purfling2-Ply Black and Ivory
Body BindingIvory


Neck MaterialMahogany
Scale Length30 3/4" (781mm)
Neck ShapeModern Thin "U"
Nut Width1 1/2" (38mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret20.5mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret22.5mm
Truss RodDual Action
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Allen Key
Fingerboard MaterialIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius12.5" (320mm)
Fingerboard Inlays5mm Dots - Pearloid
Fingerboard Inlay Location3, 5, 7, 9, 12 (x2), 15, 17, 19
Frets Total21
Fret TypeNarrow Tall
Fingerboard BindingIvory ABS


ColorVintage Walnut (VWN)


Bridge String Spacing2.2"(56mm)
Hardware Finish / PlatingNickel
BridgeGuild Bass Tune-O-Matic - Nickel
TailpieceGuild Bass Harp Tailpiece - Nickel
Nut MaterialComposite
Tuning MachinesGuild Vintage Open Gear Bass
Strap ButtonsVintage Pawn
PickguardN / A


Bridge PickupN / A
Neck PickupN / A
Pickup SwitchN / A
ControlsMaster Volume and Tone with Push/Pull "Vintage" Switch


StringsD'Addario EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass, Custom Light (.045 - .105)
Included CaseCase Sold Separately
Upper Bout Width11 3/4" (299mm)
Lower Bout Width16 3/8" (416mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout1 1/2" (38mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout1 1/2" (38mm)
Body Length18 1/4" (464mm)
Overall Length45 1/4" (1149mm)

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