Guild Starfire Bass II - Emerald Green
Guild Starfire Bass II - Emerald Green
Guild Starfire Bass II - Emerald Green

Guild Starfire Bass II - Emerald Green

Regular price $2,999.00 Sale price $2,799.00
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The Starfire Bass II is a dual-pickup semi-hollow bass guitar that adds sonic options to one of Guild’s most iconic models, the Starfire Bass. 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. Available in Black, Emerald Green, Natural, or Cherry Red.

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 Construction Semi-Hollowbody
Body Top Arched Laminated Mahogany
Body Back Arched Laminated Mahogany
Body Sides Laminated Mahogany
Body Shape Starfire™ Bass
Bracing Center Block
Finish Gloss Polyurethane, Emerald Green
Body Depth Upper Bout 1 3/4″ (44 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 1 3/4″ (44 mm)
Body Length 18 1/4″ (464 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout 16 3/8″ (416 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout 11 5/8″ (295 mm)
Overall Guitar Length 46″ (1168 mm)
Body Binding Ivory White with Black/White Purfling
Purfling Black/Ivory White
Soundhole/F-Holes Binding Unbound F Holes

neck:

Neck Material 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
Neck Shape Vintage Soft “U”
Neck Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Scale Length 30 3/4″ (781 mm)
Nut Width 1 ½” (38mm)
Nut Material Bone
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood or Ebony (Dependent on production date)*
Fingerboard Radius 12″ (305 mm)
Fingerboard Inlays Pearloid Dot
# of Frets 21
Fret Size Narrow Jumbo
Tuning Machines Grover® Vintage 142 Series
Hardware Finish/Plating Nickel Plated
Truss Rod Dual-Action
Truss Rod Wrench 7mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench

features:

Bridge Guild Adjustable Bass Bridge with
Rosewood or Ebony Saddles (Dependent on production date)*
Strings D’Addario® EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass, Custom Light, (.045-.105 Gauges)
Case or Gig Bag TKL Deluxe Hardshell
Neck Pickup Guild BS-1 BiSonic Bass
Bridge Pickup Guild® BS-1 BiSonic Bass
Pickup Configuration SS
Control Knobs Black Plastic
Controls Individual Volume & Tone, Master Volume, 3-wayToggle Pickup Selector
Strap Buttons Vintage-Style
Item Number 379-2410-856

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