Guild Starfire I Bass DC Vintage Walnut

4-String Semi-Hollow Body Bass Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard.
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Guild Starfire I Bass DC Vintage Walnut

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  • $599.00
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Description & Specs

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. All in a perfectly glossed polyurethane finish.

Body Type: Semi-hollow Body
Body Shape: Starfire I Double Cutaway
Body Top: Arched Maple
Soundhole / F Holes Binding: Unbound F Holes
Top Purfling Inlay: 2-Ply Black and Ivory
Top Binding: Ivory ABS
Body Sides: Maple
Body Back: Arched Maple
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
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

Controls: Master Volume and Tone with Push/Pull "Vintage" Switch

Upper Bout Width: 11 3/4" (299mm)
Lower Bout Width: 16 3/8" (416mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout: 1 1/2" (38mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout: 1 1/2" (38mm)
Body Length: 18 1/4" (464mm)
Overall Length: 45 1/4" (1149mm)

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