Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple

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. Includes a Guild Deluxe hardshell case.

MSRP: $2,085.00

This guitar 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. 

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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.

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 Material 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)

*This is a running spec change to comply with CITES regulations. More information.

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