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Fender Modern Player Starcaster

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Product Specs

  • Modern Player Starcaster
  • Aged Cherry Burst
  • Black
  • Natural
  • 2014 - 2017
Made In
  • China
Body Material
  • Maple
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Body Type
  • Semi-hollow Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
Color Family
  • Black
  • Red
  • Sunburst
  • Tan
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Fretboard Radius
  • 9.5"
  • Medium Jumbo
Model Family
  • Fender Starcaster
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Frets
  • 22
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Nut Width
  • 1.65"
Offset Body
  • Yes
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
  • Fender Modern Player
Top Material
  • Maple


Gibson dominated the semi-hollow guitar market from the 1950s onward, spurring Fender to try and gain market share in that segment in the 1970s. To do that, they developed the Fender Starcaster, a short-lived offset semi-hollow guitar with dual humbuckers. A loyal fan base grew for decades after production ended, leading to several boutique builds based on the template (i.e. the Bilt Volare, Paul Langudoec's custom build for Trey Anastasio). Finally, Fender hear the calling in 2012 and reissued the guitar as the Modern Player Starcaster. The model is built in China to keep costs and pricing affordable, but offers the same essential design elements as the original.

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