Fender introduces a new model of what is surely one of its rarest-ever instruments, the semi-hollow Starcaster Bass. Only a handful of prototype models appeared during the mid 1970s, unusually distinctive as the only offset semi-hollow bass guitar in Fender history (to say nothing of its two enormous humbucking pickups). After decades of virtually fabled status, the Starcaster Bass now reappears in electrifying Modern Player form with superior sound, build and beauty ideal for bassists with a flair for appealingly unconventional Fender style.
The Fender Starcaster Bass guitar’s thin semi-hollow offset body has a bound maple top and back, with stylish bound f-holes. A short-scale bass (30”), it has a “C”-shaped maple neck topped by the distinctively curvaceous Starcaster headstock, and a 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and black-dot inlays. Other premium features include dual Fender Wide Range humbucking bass pickups with three-way toggle switching, four skirted “amp”-style control knobs (volume and tone for each pickup) and a four-saddle Fender Hi-Mass bridge. Available in gorgeous Natural, Black and Aged Cherry Burst gloss finishes.
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All 3 colors just arrived in the store and after reviewing the 6 string version on Youtube which is great, we couldn't wait to see if the bass looked as good and, behold, it possibly looks even better! What more could you want in a retro bass? It's cool, it plays like a dream, the details are just right and the humbuckers give it a powerful bass and big fat sound which will keep vintage and indie players happy. It's not heavy either and the slim short scale neck is finished to perfection straight out the box. Well done Fender, keep these new oldies coming please.
|Model Name:||Starcaster® Bass, Maple Fingerboard, Black|
|Body Material:||Alder with Maple Top and Back|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Polyester|
|Body Binding:||Bound Top and Back|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||30" (762 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.625" (41.3 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Black Dot|
|Bridge Pickup:||Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking Bass|
|Neck Pickup:||Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking Bass|
|Controls:||Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||4-Saddle Fender Hi-Mass|
|Tuning Machines:||Standard Open-Gear|
|Control Knobs:||Skirted Amp Knobs|
|Strings:||Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)|
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