The Chris Hillman Signature Byrds Bass is Guild' latest limited edition model, in celebration of the Byrds™ 50th Anniversary. Faithful to the original Guild Starfire Bass used by Hillman on recordings... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Chris Hillman Signature Byrds Bass is Guild' latest limited edition model, in celebration of the Byrds™ 50th Anniversary. Faithful to the original Guild Starfire Bass used by Hillman on recordings like œTurn! Turn! Turn!, œEight Miles High and œThe Times They are A Changing, this new œByrds Bass features a semi-hollow all-maple body, rosewood fingerboard, three piece mahogany neck, and single BS-1 BiSonic pickup.
The Byrds Bass features the Byrds™ logo inlaid in the 12th fret, Hillman' signature on the truss rod cover, and a vintage sunburst finish that matches his original. Another feature that was integral to Hillman' sound was the use of flat wound strings, which were the industry standard in the 1960s, and remain Hillman' preferred choice for their mellow, smooth tone.
Every Byrds Bass includes D™Addario flat wound strings, a hardshell case, and a numbered certificate of authenticity personally signed by Chris Hillman. œI loved being in The Byrds, Hillman said. œMy Guild Starfire was an integral part of the sound we created. 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.