Description

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 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.

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
Bod: 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 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
Bridge: Guild® Adjustable Bass Bridge with Rosewood Saddles
Strings: D’Addario® EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass, Custom Light, (.045-.105 Gauges)
Case: 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-way Toggle Pickup Selector
Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style

Tommy's Guitar Shop

Tommy's Guitar Shop

2018
Guild
Brand New
Cherry Red
Original Hard
$1,299.99
Tommy's Guitar Shop
Tommy's Guitar Shop
425-252-9252
Everett, WA
10:31 PM
Store Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00am - 7:00pm Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Standard Time. Closed Sunday.

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