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Guild Starfire Bass II  Natural

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The Guild Starfire Bass II is a dual-pickup semi-hollow bass guitar that brings additional sonic options to one of Guild' most iconic models. The Sta...Click To Read More About This Product

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Brings Guild' vintage vibe to the modern bass player.

The Guild Starfire Bass II is a dual-pickup semi-hollow bass guitar that brings additional sonic options to one of Guild' most iconic models. 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' natural beauty. Includes hardshell case.

BS-1 BiSonic pickup
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.

FEATURES
  • Neck
  • Shape: Vintage soft U
  • Wood: Mahogany with maple
  • Neck joint: Set
  • Scale length: 30.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: HH
  • Neck: BS-1 BiSonic
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: BS-1 BiSonic
  • Brand: Guild
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Active preamp: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Narrow jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1.5" (38.1mm)
  • Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Semi-hollowbody
  • Body wood: Laminated mahogany
  • Top wood: Laminated mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
  • Coil tap or split: Not applicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: Not applicable
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Adjustable with rosewood saddles
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Open-geared
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: Korea

Enjoy this great-looking and sounding bass. Order today.

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GuildStarfire Bass II
 
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass!

By TJC

from Montrose,CO

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording

    Comments about Guild Starfire Bass II:

    Fit and finish on this instrument were excellent. I was a little nervous since i had ordered it online, but I had an opportunity to play a couple of these at Chicago Music Exchange. Love the tone and medium scale of this guy and it's been a blast to play. Especially with flat wounds.

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