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Guild Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple Bass

Guild Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple Bass

Regular price $1,755.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,755.00 USD
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Description

The Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple (FM) is back and better than ever. This dual-pickup, semi-hollow bass guitar adds both legendary style and a modern range of sonic options to Guild’s iconic Starfire Bass. Originally debuting in 1967, shortly after the single-pickup version, the Starfire Bass II quickly garnered a following that included Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane) and Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead). The recent addition of the BiSonic BS-1 neck pickup has expanded tonal options, giving bassists a warm, smooth sound for added flexibility. Individual volume, tone, and master volume knobs, along with and a pickup selector switch, allow for a variety of sonic options. As its name suggests, the Flamed Maple version replaced the original mahogany body with a stunning flamed maple—accentuated by the clear, high gloss finish.

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.

Specifications

Body

  • Body Type: Semi-Hollowbody
  • Body Shape: Starfire Bass
  • Body Top: Flamed Maple
  • Body Wood: (Solid Bodies) N / A
  • Soundhole: / F Holes
  • Binding: Unbound F Holes
  • Body Sides: Flamed Maple
  • Body Back: Arched Flamed Maple
  • Purfling Black / Ivory ABS
  • Body Binding: Cream ABS

Neck

  • Neck Materia:l Maple with a Walnut Center Strip
  • Scale Length: 30 3/4" (781mm)
  • Neck Shape: Vintage Soft "U"
  • Nut Width: 1 1/2" (38mm)
  • Neck Thickness: 1st Fret 20mm
  • Neck Thickness: 9th Fret 22mm
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Truss Rod Wrench: 7mm Socket Wrench
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood or Ebony (Dependent on production date)*
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Pearloid Dots
  • Frets Total: 21
  • Fret Type: Narrow Jumbo
  • Fingerboard Binding N / A

Finish

  • Finish - Top Gloss: Polyurethane
  • Finish - Back and Sides: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Finish - Neck Gloss Polyurethane

Hardware

  • Bridge String Spacing: 2" (52mm)
  • Hardware Finish / Plating: Nickel Plated
  • Bridge: Guild Adjustable Bass Bridge with Rosewood or Ebony Saddles (Dependent on production date)*
  • Tailpiece: N / A
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Strap Buttons: Vintage Style
  • Pickguard: N / A

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Guild BS-1 BiSonic Bass
  • Neck Pickup: Guild BS-1 BiSonic Bass
  • Pickup Switch: N / A
  • Controls: Master Volume and Tone

Other

  • Strings: D'Addario EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass, Custom Light (.045 - .105)
  • Included Case: TKL Deluxe Hardshell
  • Upper Bout Width: 11 5/8" (295mm)
  • Lower Bout Width: 16 3/8" (416mm)
  • Body Depth Upper Bout: 1 3/4" (44mm)
  • Body Depth Lower Bout: 1 3/4" (44mm)
  • Body Length: 18 1/4" (464mm)
  • Overall Length: 46" (1168mm)
  • Includes a Guild Deluxe hardshell case.
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