Guild Starfire I Bass - Vintage Walnut

$649 $900


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 in Vintage Walnut, and with Mahogany top, back, and sides in cherry red. Left-handed version also available in Cherry Red. All in a perfectly glossed polyurethane finish.

Body Type    Semi-hollow Body
Body Shape    Starfire I Double Cutaway
Body Top    Arched Maple
Body Wood (Solid Bodies)    N / A
Top Bracing Pattern    N / A
Soundhole / F Holes Binding    Unbound F Holes
Top Purfling Inlay    2-Ply Black and Ivory
Top Binding    Ivory ABS
Body Sides    Maple
Side Purfling Inlay    N / A
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
Fingerboard Inlay Location    3, 5, 7, 9, 12 (x2), 15, 17, 19
Frets Total    21
Fret Type    Narrow Tall - 2.4mm(W) x 1.3mm(H)
Fingerboard Binding    1.5 mm Ivory ABS
Color    Vintage Walnut (VWN)
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
Pickguard    N / A
Bridge Pickup    N / A
Neck Pickup    N / A
Pickup Switch    N / A
Controls    Master Volume and Tone with Push/Pull "Vintage" Switch
Strings    D'Addario EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass, Custom Light (.045 - .105)
Included Case    Case Sold Separately
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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