Starfire Bass II in Natural

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Guild is proud to introduce the Starfire Bass II, a dual-pickup semi-hollow bass guitar that brings additional sonic options to one of Guild’s 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’s natural beauty. The Starfire Bass II brings Guild’s vintage vibe to the modern bass player. Available in Black, Emerald Green, Natural, or Cherry Red.

List Price: $1,800

This bass is available through any Authorized Guild Dealer. Find one near you by clicking the button above. If you have any troubles finding a dealer near you, please don’t hesitate to contact us and a Guild Representative will be happy to help. 

A Closer Look at the Starfire Bass II

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 ConstructionSemi-Hollowbody
Body TopArched Laminated Mahogany
Body BackArched Laminated Mahogany
Body SidesLaminated Mahogany
Body ShapeStarfire™ Bass
BracingCenter Block
FinishGloss Polyurethane
Body Depth Upper Bout1 3/4″ (44 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout1 3/4″ (44 mm)
Body Length18 1/4″ (464 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout16 3/8″ (416 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout11 5/8″ (295 mm)
Overall Guitar Length46″ (1168 mm)
Body BindingIvory White with Black/White Purfling
PurflingBlack/Ivory White
Soundhole/F-Holes BindingUnbound F Holes

Neck:

Neck Material3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
Neck ShapeVintage Soft “U”
Neck FinishGloss Polyurethane
Scale Length30 3/4″ (781 mm)
Nut Width1 11/16”
Nut MaterialBone
Fingerboard MaterialIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius12″ (305 mm)
Fingerboard InlaysPearloid Dot
# of Frets21
Fret SizeNarrow Jumbo
Tuning MachinesGrover® Vintage 142 Series
Hardware Finish/PlatingNickel Plated

Truss RodDual-Action
Truss Rod Wrench7mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench

Features:

BridgeGuild® Adjustable Bass Bridge with Rosewood Saddles
StringsD’Addario® EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass, Custom Light, (.045-.105 Gauges)
Case or Gig BagTKL Deluxe Hardshell
Neck PickupGuild BS-1 BiSonic Bass
Bridge PickupGuild® BS-1 BiSonic Bass
Pickup ConfigurationSS
Control KnobsBlack Plastic
ControlsIndividual Volume & Tone, Master Volume, 3-wayToggle Pickup Selector
Strap ButtonsVintage-Style
Item Number379-2410-850

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