Guild

Description

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
warning

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde (gas), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Warranty
Limited lifetime warranty.

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