Guild Starfire I Electric Bass Guitar - Cherry Red

Guild

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
Body Type Semi-hollow Body
Body Shape Starfire I Double Cutaway
Body Top Arched Mahogany
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 Mahogany
Side Purfling Inlay N / A
Body Back Arched Mahogany
Back Purfling Inlay 2-Ply Black and Ivory
Purfling 2-Ply Black and Ivory
Body Binding Ivory
Neck
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
Finish
Color Cherry Red (CHR)
Hardware
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
Electronics
Bridge Pickup N / A
Neck Pickup N / A
Pickup Switch N / A
Controls Master Volume and Tone with Push/Pull "Vintage" Switch
Other
Strings D'Addario EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass, Custom Light (.045 - .105)
Included Case N / A
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)
Item # 3792410857

Collections: Electric Basses

Category: Electric Bass, Guild

Type: Bass