Guild Starfire Bass (Alembicized) Blue Burst 1960s

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Guild Starfire Bass (Alembicized) Blue Burst 1960s

  • $1,505.00

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please call to speak to one of our experts.
Finish Details: Fully refinished body and neck
Top Material: Maple Top
Body Material: Maple Body
Body Details: Semi-hollow body with center block and laminated maple back, sides, and top. The body has been fully refinished.
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .83" (1st fret), .94" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00" to
Nut Width: 1-9/16"
Scale Length: 30 1/2"
Neck Details: Set-in three piece mahogany neck, ebony fretboard, single twelfth fret inlay, brass nut and zero fret. The neck has been stripped, reshaped, and refinished, and the fingerboard has been replaced. The headstock veneer is also not original.
Electronics: The bass has been fully rewired with aftermarket single coil pickups with adjustable magnet pole pieces and stereo output jack. Controls include 3-way pickup toggle switch, master volume control, neck & bridge volume/tone controls, and 3-position rotary switch. In the center position the rotary switch kills the signal, and in the furthest clockwise position the neck pickup is sent to the ring of the TRS output jack.
Pickup Measurements: 5.9k (neck), 5.9k (bridge)
Hardware: The tailpiece, bridge, nut, tuners, switch, master volume knob, and strap buttons are all not original.
Weight: 9 lbs 9 oz
Modifications/Repairs: -Fully refinished body and neck -Fully rewired with non-original pickups -The neck has been reshaped and the fingerboard replaced -Much of the hardware has been replaced -Non-original headstock overlay
Case Details: Gig bag
Cosmetic Condition: The bass shows minor cosmetic wear; the finish is glossy with swirls and light scratches. The bottom edge of the body has some small finish chips.
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and optimal neck relief; the frets are wide and medium height with minor wear. The truss rod is adjustable in both directions.

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