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The Starfire Bass II is a dual-pickup semi-hollow bass guitar that adds sonic options to one of Guild’s most iconic models, the Starfire Bass. The Starfire Bass II originally debuted in 1967, shortly after the single-pickup version, and quickly garnered a following that included Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane) and Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead). The addition of the BiSonic BS-1 neck pickup on the Starfire Bass II gives bassists a warmer, smooth sound for added tonal flexibility. This double cutaway bass guitar features an arched laminate mahogany top and back, and mahogany sides, dual Guild BS-1 pickups, individual volume, tone, and master volume knobs, and a pickup selector switch. A clear, high gloss finish highlights this bass guitar’s natural beauty. Available in Black, Emerald Green, Natural, or Cherry Red.

List Price: $1,800

This bass is available through any Authorized Guild Dealer. Find one near you by clicking the button above. If you have any troubles finding a dealer near you, please don’t hesitate to contact us and a Guild Representative will be happy to help.

A Closer Look at the Starfire Bass II

    The Guild BS-1 BiSonic pickup was originally found in many of the solid and hollow body Guild basses in the 1960s and 70s. The BS-1 has developed a cult following resulting in several reissue versions and designs, including the famous Darkstar by Fred Hammon and BS-DS by Curtis Novak. Wound to 6.4K Ohms, similar in specification to a Hammon Darkstar, the Guild BS-1 provides a refined modern tone in a classic package.



    Body ConstructionSemi-Hollowbody
    Body TopArched Laminated Mahogany
    Body BackArched Laminated Mahogany
    Body SidesLaminated Mahogany
    Body ShapeStarfire™ Bass
    BracingCenter Block
    FinishGloss Polyurethane, Black
    Body Depth Upper Bout1 3/4″ (44 mm)
    Body Depth Lower Bout1 3/4″ (44 mm)
    Body Length18 1/4″ (464 mm)
    Body Width Lower Bout16 3/8″ (416 mm)
    Body Width Upper Bout11 5/8″ (295 mm)
    Overall Guitar Length46″ (1168 mm)
    Body BindingIvory White with Black/White Purfling
    PurflingBlack/Ivory White
    Soundhole/F-Holes BindingUnbound F Holes


    Neck Material3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
    Neck ShapeVintage Soft “U”
    Neck FinishGloss Polyurethane
    Scale Length30 3/4″ (781 mm)
    Nut Width1 ½” (38mm)
    Nut MaterialBone
    Fingerboard MaterialIndian Rosewood
    Fingerboard Radius12″ (305 mm)
    Fingerboard InlaysPearloid Dot
    # of Frets21
    Fret SizeNarrow Jumbo
    Tuning MachinesGrover® Vintage 142 Series
    Hardware Finish/PlatingNickel Plated

    Truss RodDual-Action
    Truss Rod Wrench7mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench


    BridgeGuild® Adjustable Bass Bridge with Rosewood Saddles
    StringsD’Addario® EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass, Custom Light, (.045-.105 Gauges)
    Case or Gig BagTKL Deluxe Hardshell
    Neck PickupGuild BS-1 BiSonic Bass
    Bridge PickupGuild® BS-1 BiSonic Bass
    Pickup ConfigurationSS
    Control KnobsBlack Plastic
    ControlsIndividual Volume & Tone, Master Volume, 3-wayToggle Pickup Selector
    Strap ButtonsVintage-Style
    Item Number379-2410-806

    The Starfire Bass II is Also Available In Natural, Emerald Green & Cherry Red:

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