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SUMMARY: This is a collectible top-of-the-line Starcaster with the '60's Fender Swinger arrow-shaped headstock. Part of the first run of Starcasters commonly referred to as “S1.” Unlike other Starcaster Strats, this one has an HSS pickup configuration with staggered pole pieces, factory 2-point tremolo with brass inserts, titanium saddles, chrome dome knobs and a composite nut. Cavities are paint-shielded and I believe it may have an alder body, based on the weight. Fully setup and ready to play. Well-made guitar with great tuning stability, tone, sustain and playability comparable to high-end Squiers.

CONDITION: Very good. All original except the brass block. A few minor scuffs and some shallow dents on back of the neck. No fret wear. See photos for detail.

WORK PERFORMED: Replaced deformed pot metal tremolo block with a new brass, high-mass block. Installed neoprene string dampeners. Although the frets were not worn, I gave it a fret job to make it easy to play. Fret work includes set, level, crown, dress, mirror polish. I also performed the following work: fretboard cleaned/conditioned, pots and switch cleaned/lubed, nut filed/polished, new strings (D’Addario EXL120 9-42), complete setup (truss rod, action, intonation, pickup height). Bridge floated to Fender spec. Guitar cleaned and lightly polished. All parts/electronics tested and fully functional.

S P E C I F I C A T I O N S

SERIAL NUMBER: IC050651

ORIGIN: Indonesia

WEIGHT: 7.5 lbs

CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-on

FINISH: Electron Blue

BODY: Unknown wood, 1.58” thick (40mm)

NECK: One-piece maple w/ walnut “skunk stripe”

HEADSTOCK: Flat, arrowhead with (2) stamped metal string trees

NUT: Composite

NUT WIDTH: 1.58” (40mm)

FRETBOARD: Rosewood w/ dot inlays

FRETBOARD RADIUS: 9-1/2”

SCALE LENGTH: 25-1/2”

FRETS: 21, Medium

HARDWARE: Chrome

BRIDGE: 2-point tremolo w/ brass inserts and brass block

TUNERS: 2-pin diecast

PICKUPS: 1 humbucker, 2 single coil w/ staggered pole pieces

CONTROLS: 1 volume, 2 tone, 5-way blade switch

ACCESSORIES: Whammy bar

CASE/GIG BAG: None

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Starcaster S1
Finish
  • Electron Blue
Year
  • 2005
Made In
  • Indonesia
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body

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