This bass features semi-hollow double cutaway body, arched mahogany top and back, mahogany sides, two unbound f-holes, multiple bindings on the top and back body edges, Guild BC-1 BiCoil pickups, master volume control and master tone control with black reflector top G shield knobs and push/pull "vintage" switch, tune-o-matic bridge, Guild harp tailpiece, mahogany modern thin U neck, Indian rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays and narrow tall frets, Guild vintage style open gear bass tuning machines, two metal strap buttons, nickel plated metal hardware, and cherry red gloss polyurethane finish.
This bass is not sold with a case, but a Guild gig bag or case is available for purchase separately. This is a brand new instrument and the photos included with this listing are provided for reference. If you would like photos of one of the Starfire I Basses currently in stock at our shop, feel free to reach out to us.
From the manufacturer: 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. Mahogany top, back, and sides in cherry red. All in a perfectly glossed polyurethane finish.