Guild Chris Hillman Signature Byrds Bass  

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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.

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: Not applicable
  • 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 maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: Not applicable
  • Coil tap or split: Not applicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: Not applicable
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 4-Saddle adjustable
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Open-geared
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Signature model
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
  • Country of origin: Korea
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Limited lifetime warranty.


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