Fender’s Starcaster model was a direct response to Gibson’s beloved Es-335 line of semi-hollow thin-line guitars. The most obvious deviations are the off-set Jaguar/Jazzmaster-esque body shape, bolt-on neck and unique wide curved headstock design. Fender had commissioned the famed pickup designer Seth Lover to create their first humbucking pickup design, the “Wide-Range Humbucker”. The Starcaster sports two of these fantastic-sounding pickups. This particular Starcaster is a great example of this rare model and it comes with the original hard shell case.
Body: Semi-hollow offset shape. Maple top, back and sides. Bound top and back. Two f-holes. Natural finish.
Neck: Maple C shape. 3-bolt Micro Tilt system. Black dot markers – 25.5” scale – 1 5/8th” nut width.
Electronics/Hardware: Two Wide-Range humbuckers. 3-way pickup selector with dual volume/tone knobs and master volume knob. 6-saddle string-through bridge.
Cosmetics: This guitar is in great shape and the natural finish shows nice character in the wood. There are various minor nicks & dings consistant with a well cared for used guitar of this age but no major points of damage. There are light pick marks in on the pickguard and pickup covers. This guitar has no structural damage or cracking.
Playability: This guitar has been set up by our in-house tech with round wound 10’s and it is very easy to play – the action is low and although the frets show some wear from age, they still have some life left in them.
Weight: 8 lbs, 6 oz.
Case: Original Hard Shell
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