Guild Starfire I Bass - Cherry Red

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Product image 1Guild Starfire I Bass - Cherry Red
Product image 2Guild Starfire I Bass - Cherry Red
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Regular price $599.00

An iconic shape at an affordable price, Guild’s Starfire I Bass is a modern adaptation of the traditional Starfire Bass platform, exemplifying the features needed on a modern Hollowbody bass. Featuring a slimmed down, 2.4” body thickness, inward-shifted neck, short 30 ¾” scale length, and a 1 ½” nut width, the Starfire I Bass is a compact and accessible option for younger players, or those who want more freedom on stage. Stable tuning and easy adjustability are provided by the Tune-o-matic bass bridge, and the harp tailpiece adds a touch of Guild’s classic aesthetic, likening the bass to its upright ancestors. Guild’s own BC-1 BiCoil pickups adorn the bass, complete with hum resistant nickel covers and Alnico 5 magnet construction. Combined with the woody nature of semi-hollowbody tone and the volume and tone control, these pickups allow the player to dial in anything from modern, cutting bass tones to wooly, round, vintage tones. Pull up on the Volume Knob to reveal the push-pull vintage switch—a feature that adds presence with rolled down low frequencies, reminiscent of the parallel pickup configuration on vintage Hollowbody basses.

 

Specs:

  • Body Type:  Semi-hollow Body
  • Body Shape:  Starfire I Double Cutaway
  • Body Top:  Arched Mahogany
  • Top Purfling Inlay:  2-Ply Black and Ivory
  • Top Binding:  Ivory ABS
  • Body Sides:  Mahogany
  • Body Back:  Arched Mahogany
  • Back Purfling Inlay;  2-Ply Black and Ivory
  • Purfling:  2-Ply Black and Ivory
  • Body Binding:  Ivory
  • Neck Material;  Mahogany
  • Scale Length:  30 3/4" (781mm)
  • Neck Shape:  Modern Thin "U"
  • Nut Width:  1 1/2" (38mm)
  • Neck Thickness 1st Fret:  20.5mm
  • Neck Thickness 9th Fret:  22.5mm
  • Truss Rod:  Dual Action
  • Truss Rod Wrench:  4mm Allen Key
  • Fingerboard Material:  Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius:  12.5" (320mm)
  • Fingerboard Inlays:  5mm Dots - Pearloid
  • Frets Total:  21
  • Fret Type:  Narrow Tall - 2.4mm(W) x 1.3mm(H)
  • Fingerboard Binding:  1.5 mm Ivory ABS
  • Color:  Cherry Red (CHR)
  • Hardware Finish / Plating:  Nickel Plated
  • Bridge:  Guild Bass Tune-O-Matic - Nickel
  • Tailpiece:  Guild Bass Harp Tailpiece - Nickel
  • Nut Material:  Composite
  • Tuning Machines:  Guild Vintage Style Bass Tuners - Nickel
  • Strap Buttons:  Vintage Pawn
  • Controls:  Master Volume and Tone with Push/Pull "Vintage" Switch
  • Strings:  D'Addario EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass, Custom Light (.045 - .105)
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