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Guild Starfire Bass II

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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 Starfire Bass II originally debuted in 1967, shortly a... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Limited lifetime warranty.


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