1976 GUILD STARFIRE 2 - STEREO - NATURAL / Make an enquiry

Manufacturer
Guild
Serial number
147525
Model
Starfire II Stereo
Colour
Natural
Condition
Excellent 9/10
Weight
9lbs 11oz
Case
OHSC
Price
£2,795

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1976 Guild Starfire Bass II in a natural finish. *Rare stereo version - A modified cable is supplied with a stereo jack at one end for the Bass and a mono jack at the other end for the amp* My technician made the lead rather than modifying the output socket on the bass itself, meaning that you can still use this bass plugged into two different amps if you have the correct lead. Serial number:147525.

This instrument is in exceptional condition with just a little natural lacquer checking and a few tiny marks. It comes in the original Guild hard case. As is the case for many Guild instruments of the early 1970’s, the neck is relatively thin and very comfortable. The frets are in great shape with very little wear. It plays very well and sounds great. The tone is full, smooth, fat, and thick. The Guild Starfire Bass II was popular with a number of high-profile bass players in the late 1960’s, notably Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane and Phil Lesh of the Greatful Dead. Interestingly, Alembic got into the business of building basses after customizing Casady’s and Lesh’s Guild instruments.

This bass has a centre block made from mahogany with a maple layer at the back.The hardware is original, with a top-mount bridge using rosewood saddles. Two Guild humbucking pickups are wired in Guild’s master volume configuration, so there are independent volume and tone controls, a pickup selector, and a master volume. Plus, the Starfire Bass is wired with a mini-toggle tone switch. Earlier Guild Starfire basses used large single-coil pickups and bridges from Hagstrom, but by the time this instrument was built Guild had introduced their own humbuckers.

Fully set up with a fresh set of strings and a great action. Nut width:39mm. Depth at 1st fret:22.5mm. Weight:9lbs 11oz