CHRIS HILLMAN SIGNATURE BYRDS BASS
Series: Newark St. Collection Basses
This guitar is no longer in production.
Semi-hollow. The Chris Hillman Signature Byrds Bass is Guild’s latest limited edition model, in celebration of the Byrds’ 50th Anniversary. Faithful to the original Guild Starfire Bass used by Hillman on recordings like “Turn! Turn! Turn!”, “Eight Miles High” and “The Times They are A Changing”, this new “Byrds 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’s signature on the truss rod cover, and a vintage sunburst finish that matches his original. Another feature that was integral to Hillman’s sound was the use of flat wound strings, which were the industry standard in the 1960s, and remain Hillman’s 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. “I loved being in The Byrds,” Hillman said. “My Guild Starfire was an integral part of the sound we created.”
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