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Guild Starfire Semi-Hollow Electric Bass, Rosewood Board, Cherry Red



  • Body Construction Semi-Hollowbody
  • Body Top Arched Laminated Mahogany
  • Body Back Arched Laminated Mahogany
  • Body Sides Laminated Mahogany
  • Body Shape Starfire™ Bass
  • Bracing Center Block
  • Finish Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Depth Upper Bout 1 3/4″ (44 mm)
  • Body Depth Lower Bout 1 3/4″ (44 mm)
  • Body Length 18 1/4″ (464 mm)
  • Body Width Lower Bout 16 3/8″ (416 mm)
  • Body Width Upper Bout 11 5/8″ (295 mm)
  • Overall Guitar Length 46″ (1168 mm)
  • Body Binding Ivory White with Black/White Purfling
  • Purfling Black/Ivory White
  • Soundhole/F-Holes Binding Unbound F Holes


  • Neck Material 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
  • Neck Shape Vintage Soft “U”
  • Neck Finish Gloss Polyurethane
  • Scale Length 30 3/4″ (781 mm)
  • Nut Width 1 11/16”
  • Nut Material Bone
  • Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius 12″ (305 mm)
  • Fingerboard Inlays Pearloid Dot
  • # of Frets 21
  • Fret Size Narrow Jumbo
  • Tuning Machines Grover® Vintage 142 Series
  • Hardware Finish/Plating Nickel Plated
  • Truss Rod Dual-Action
  • Truss Rod Wrench 7mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench


  • Bridge Guild® Adjustable Bass Bridge with Rosewood Saddles
  • Strings D’Addario® EXL165 Nickel Wound Bass, Custom Light, (.045-.105 Gauges)
  • Bridge Pickup Guild® BS-1 BiSonic Bass
  • Pickup Configuration S
  • Control Knobs Black Plastic
  • Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Strap Buttons Vintage-Style

Manufacturer's Description

Guild Starfire Semi-Hollow Electric Bass, Indian Rosewood Fingerboard, Hardshell Case - Cherry Red


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, a single powerful BiSonic™ pickup, and a great deal more.

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.