Guild Starfire Bass
January 26, 2013
Guild is proud to announce the Starfire Bass as part of its Newark St. Collection, which marks the return of eight classic Guild electric favorites from the 1950s and ’60s—once again putting the distinctive Guild styling and voice that helped shape popular music into the hands of today’s guitarists.
Newark St. models are handcrafted instruments with authentic Guild electric tone and superior feel. Premium features include authentic Guild body shapes, arch radii and neck profiles; authentic vintage-style pickups and hardware; improved playing action ideal for today’s alternative styles; and more.
From the jangle of the Byrds to the psychedelia of Jefferson Airplane to countless other acts, many sounds of the ’60s were underpinned by the deep and indispensable sound of the Starfire bass, and players can now enjoy that rich sound and feel once again. Guild’s new Starfire Bass has it all—the extra-thin semi-hollow body, the elegant double-cutaway design and a single powerful Bi-Sonic™ pickup. Features include a 16 3/8” x 2” semi-hollow body, laminated mahogany top, back and sides, 30.5” scale length, three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with 12” radius and 21 “vintage tall” frets, pearloid dot inlays, single Bi-Sonic™ pickup, single volume and tone controls, Guild “harp” combination bridge/tailpiece, finger and thumb rests, Grover® tuning machines and nickel-plated hardware. Available in Cherry Red finish.
For more information, visit www.guildguitars.com.