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. Available with maple top, back, and sides in Vintage Walnut, and with Mahogany top, back, and sides in cherry red. Left-handed version also available in Cherry Red. All in a perfectly glossed polyurethane finish.

Body Type Semi-hollow Body Body Shape Starfire I Double Cutaway Body Top Arched Mahogany Body Wood (Solid Bodies) N / A Top Bracing Pattern N / A Soundhole / F Holes Binding Unbound F Holes Top Purfling Inlay 2-Ply Black and Ivory Top Binding Ivory ABS Body Sides Mahogany Side Purfling Inlay N / A 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 Fingerboard Inlay Location 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 (x2), 15, 17, 19 Frets Total 21 Fret Type Narrow Tall - 2.4mm(W) x 1.3mm(H) Fingerboard Binding 1.5 mm Ivory ABS Bridge String Spacing 2.2"(56mm) 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 Pickguard N / A

Reverb Buyer Protection

Reverb has your back if your item is lost, damaged, or doesn't match its description. Simply report any issues within 7 days and we'll help you get a full refund.Learn more about Reverb Buyer Protection.

ConditionBrand New (New)
Brand New items are sold by an authorized dealer or original builder and include all original packaging.Learn more
  • Starfire I Bass
  • Cherry Red
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Active / Passive Pickups
  • Passive
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Offset Body
  • No
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Color Family
  • Red
Active Preamp
  • No
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Pickup Configuration
  • Split-Coil
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Number of Frets
  • 21

Reverb Protection

Simple Returns, Secure Transactions, Human Support

Learn more

Secure Checkout

Willcutt Guitars

Lexington, KY, United States
Joined Reverb:2014

Reverb Gives

Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music.

Carbon-Offset Shipping

Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments.

Oops, looks like you forgot something. Please check the fields highlighted in red.