About This Listing

Manufacturer's Description

A 50-Year Heritage
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), Chris Hillman (The Byrds) 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 and the fat, warm hollowbody bass tones not typically found in solidbody basses.

Guild BiSonic Pickups
The Guild BS-1 BiSonic pickup was originally found in many of the solid and hollow bodied 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 utilizes Alnico 2 magnets and provides a refined modern tone in a classic package.

All-Mahogany Body Design & Short-Scale Neck
With a thinline semi-hollowbody design, the Starfire Bass II is comfortable to play and delivers the organic, resonant sound and lush overtones of a hollowbody instrument. A short (30.75″) scale length makes navigating the fretboard a breeze, and is perfect for all types of players, including beginners and players with smaller hands.

Premium Features
Premium materials include a Ebony fingerboard and Mother of Pearl Guild “Peak” and Chesterfield inlay on the neck. Other features include Grover Sta-tite tuners, 500K individual volume, tone, and master volume knobs, and a hardshell case. Starfire Basses come with D’Addario EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass strings in Custom Light (.045 – .105), and some players enjoy with flatwounds for a smooth and unique playing experience.

Specifications

Body

  • Body Type: Semi-hollow Body
  • Body Shape: Starfire Bass
  • Color: Black (BLK)
  • Body Top: Arched Mahogany
  • Soundhole / F Holes Binding: Unbound F Holes
  • Body Sides: Mahogany
  • Body Back: Arched Mahogany
  • Purfling: Black / Ivory ABS
  • Body Binding: Ivory ABS
  • 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)

Neck

  • Neck Material: Mahogany with Maple 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
  • Fingerboard Inlay Location: 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 (x2), 15, 17, 19, 21
  • Frets Total: 21
  • Fret Type: Narrow Jumbo
  • Fingerboard Binding: Ivory ABS

Hardware

  • Bridge String Spacing: 2" (52mm)
  • Hardware Finish / Plating: Nickel
  • Bridge: Guild Adjustable Bass Bridge with Rosewood or Ebony Saddles
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Grover 142C Vintage Style Bass Tuning Machines
  • Strap Buttons: Vintage Pawn

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Guild BS-1 BiSonic Bass
  • Neck Pickup: Guild BS-1 BiSonic Bass
  • Controls: Neck Volume & Tone, Bridge Volume & Tone, Master Volume, 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch

Misc.

  • Strings: D'Addario EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass, Custom Light (.045 - .105)
  • Included Case: Guild Deluxe Electric Guitar Hardshell Case
Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Guild. This Starfire Bass II is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

Condition
Brand
Model
  • Newark St. Collection Starfire II Bass
Categories
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Active / Passive Pickups
  • Passive
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Active Preamp
  • No
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Color Family
  • Black
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Number of Frets
  • 21

About the Seller

Music Store Live

National City, CA, United States
(45,212)
Joined Reverb:2013
Items Sold:73,636
Product Overview
Guild reissued the Starfire II Bass in 2015, available in Natural finish. As with the original, this is a semi-hollow bass with two humbucker pickups with individual tone and volume control. The top and back are made of arched laminate mahogany, and the sides are mahogany. 
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About This Listing

Manufacturer's Description

A 50-Year Heritage
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), Chris Hillman (The Byrds) 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 and the fat, warm hollowbody bass tones not typically found in solidbody basses.

Guild BiSonic Pickups
The Guild BS-1 BiSonic pickup was originally found in many of the solid and hollow bodied 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 utilizes Alnico 2 magnets and provides a refined modern tone in a classic package.

All-Mahogany Body Design & Short-Scale Neck
With a thinline semi-hollowbody design, the Starfire Bass II is comfortable to play and delivers the organic, resonant sound and lush overtones of a hollowbody instrument. A short (30.75″) scale length makes navigating the fretboard a breeze, and is perfect for all types of players, including beginners and players with smaller hands.

Premium Features
Premium materials include a Ebony fingerboard and Mother of Pearl Guild “Peak” and Chesterfield inlay on the neck. Other features include Grover Sta-tite tuners, 500K individual volume, tone, and master volume knobs, and a hardshell case. Starfire Basses come with D’Addario EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass strings in Custom Light (.045 – .105), and some players enjoy with flatwounds for a smooth and unique playing experience.

Specifications

Body

  • Body Type: Semi-hollow Body
  • Body Shape: Starfire Bass
  • Color: Black (BLK)
  • Body Top: Arched Mahogany
  • Soundhole / F Holes Binding: Unbound F Holes
  • Body Sides: Mahogany
  • Body Back: Arched Mahogany
  • Purfling: Black / Ivory ABS
  • Body Binding: Ivory ABS
  • 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)

Neck

  • Neck Material: Mahogany with Maple 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
  • Fingerboard Inlay Location: 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 (x2), 15, 17, 19, 21
  • Frets Total: 21
  • Fret Type: Narrow Jumbo
  • Fingerboard Binding: Ivory ABS

Hardware

  • Bridge String Spacing: 2" (52mm)
  • Hardware Finish / Plating: Nickel
  • Bridge: Guild Adjustable Bass Bridge with Rosewood or Ebony Saddles
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Grover 142C Vintage Style Bass Tuning Machines
  • Strap Buttons: Vintage Pawn

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Guild BS-1 BiSonic Bass
  • Neck Pickup: Guild BS-1 BiSonic Bass
  • Controls: Neck Volume & Tone, Bridge Volume & Tone, Master Volume, 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch

Misc.

  • Strings: D'Addario EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass, Custom Light (.045 - .105)
  • Included Case: Guild Deluxe Electric Guitar Hardshell Case
Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Guild. This Starfire Bass II is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

Condition
Brand
Model
  • Newark St. Collection Starfire II Bass
Categories
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Active / Passive Pickups
  • Passive
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Active Preamp
  • No
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Color Family
  • Black
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Number of Frets
  • 21

About the Seller

Music Store Live

National City, CA, United States
(45,212)
Joined Reverb:2013
Items Sold:73,636
Product Overview
Guild reissued the Starfire II Bass in 2015, available in Natural finish. As with the original, this is a semi-hollow bass with two humbucker pickups with individual tone and volume control. The top and back are made of arched laminate mahogany, and the sides are mahogany. 
Shop 29 options from $999
Product Reviews

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