Guild Starfire II Bass Natural

Electric Bass

  • Body shape: Thinline hollow body archtop
  • Body: Laminated mahogany
  • Body depth: 47 mm
  • 3-Piece neck: Mahogany / maple / mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Nut width: 38.1 mm
  • 21 Frets
  • Scale: 781 mm
  • Pickups: 2 Guild bi-sonic humbucker
  • Guild combo bridge tailpiece
  • Grover machine heads
  • Colour: Natural
  • Case included
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Sound samples

 
0:00
  • Funk
  • Jazz
  • Metal
  • Rock

Further information

Colour Natural
Soundboard Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 21
Scale Long Scale
Pickups H
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Bag No

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Guild Starfire II Bass Natural
48% bought this exact product
Guild Starfire II Bass Natural
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
1.299 € Add to Cart
Harley Benton HB-60 WB
11% bought Harley Benton HB-60 WB 259 €
Harley Benton Beatbass VS Vintage Series
8% bought Harley Benton Beatbass VS Vintage Series 155 €
Harley Benton Bass Guitar Kit P-Style
6% bought Harley Benton Bass Guitar Kit P-Style 92 €
Duesenberg Starplayer Bass Trans Orange
3% bought Duesenberg Starplayer Bass Trans Orange 1.985 €
Our most popular Miscellaneous 4-String Basses
2 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
5 / 5.0
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Text ratings for this product are available in another language only so far
2 written ratings
de Automatically translated (Show original)
deOriginal review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
features
quality
sound

From the F? Nbass to the favorite bass?

MCmint, 11.04.2016
Semi-acoustic guitars and basses have made it visually for a long time. For guitars, this type of bass is the exception to the rule.

In the search for an extension of the sound palette, I am now inevitably arrived at a half-acoustic bass. On a visit to a Sophie Hunger concert, it has also been confirmed that you can play a whole concert with such a bass and with an extremely dense, woody low bass bass, in this case a Höfner club bass from German production.

How much you want to spend on a fifth bass must of course decide for yourself. For a bass from China, I could not really warm up.

After I have worked with a few German models, which are priced over 2.000 ¤, I am more by chance at the Guild Starbass II landed, which I had not on the screen at all. It is also interesting that you get different search results, depending on how you prepare yourself in the online catalog.

Visually, this model immediately appealed to me. A two-part report on the vintage original from 1967 in BQ has finally made me curious. A few English-speaking reviews the need aroused the bass itself.

And what can I say, the bass keeps what he promises optically. Beautiful woody tone, by the two pickups but versatile from dub bass at the Halston pickup to snappy-mid-concreting-strong at the bridge and with both Humbucker a nice allround sound for Pop, Soul and all art-progression. But he and I do not want to use this instrument alone.

Great also the mastervolume poti.

Distortion, compression, chorus, wah he can tolerate well. Octaver better only with the Stegtonabnehmer. Hall and delay are not its favorite effects.

The processing "handcrafted in Korea" is perfect. Painting without blemish, neck is wonderful in the hand, top strings at delivery. Only the octave purity of the G-string had to be adjusted, which happened with the practical bridge in turn.

Plays almost like a guitar, short scale was not a big changeover, I hope that I then still want to play long scale bass.

Now I just wanted to try flatwound strings. This also fits perfectly, it gets softer and warmer, but the bit of guitars is something lost. The best thing would be both handy. If you would like to have a flatbed, please note that due to construction reasons medium scale flats are required: Daddario ECB81M fit perfectly.

At the moment, the instrument recorded as a fifth bass is at the top of the "I want to play you" list!

Otherwise, I am fully satisfied with the Thomann service, with which a small damage to the case could be quickly and uncomplicated regulated.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
fr Automatically translated (Show original)
frOriginal review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
features
quality
sound

Finally a low half-case

Bernard6137, 25.10.2016
I hesitated a lot to know which model of half-case I was going to choose.
Between Guild, Fender, Gretsch or Hagström the choice in this price range is not lacking.
I took the Guild for the good reviews it has and for the style of music I play, from the late 60's Rock's early 70's and I'm a big fan of the Airplane.

Used already for a concert, it delighted everyone by its loock and its sound.
And me by its featherweight.
The Guild is very beautiful. The wood is beautiful and the chrome well shiny.
The grip is very easy, its handle thin medium / short scale is a treat.
The sound is easily adjustable with both microphones and knobs.
The general volume potentiometer allows to have a sound either clean bass limit or Rock well when pushing (I play on a Bassman of 66).
The absence of thumb rest does not interfere with finger play. The forearm naturally finds its place on the edge of the box.

Unlike the French review on Thomann, I do not find the microphones too weak: no need to lower them to decrease the attack (I will even go up a bit the pads of the two treble I do not find well regulated) but My other bass, a Vantage VP710 B for those who know, has a crazy attack!

Two negative points though:
- the absence of a protection plate around the jack input (be careful to aim properly),
- the rosewood bridges that look very fragile. Besides, my ground rope is too low due to the not very well placed notch and is almost on the edge of the handle and sometimes "slip". We see on the site of Guild that the bridges are sold without the notch so the adjustment was badly done in factory for this rope. I think at first to make a second notch in V a little higher on the trigger guard, we will see later.

Apart from these two points, I am fully satisfied and not far from putting a 5 star everywhere!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Guild Starfire II Bass Natural
(2)
Guild Starfire II Bass Natural
to the product
1.299 €

Electric Bass Body shape: Thinline hollow body archtop, Body: Laminated mahogany, Body depth: 47 mm, 3-Piece neck: Mahogany / maple / mahogany, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), Nut width:...

  • Colour: Natural
  • Soundboard: Mahogany
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 21
  • Scale: Mediumscale
  • Pickups: H
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Neck Width: 38,1 mm
  • Pickup System: H
  • Mechanics: Encapsulated
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Bag: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Guild Starfire II Bass Emerald Green
Guild Starfire II Bass Emerald Green
to the product
1.299 €

Electric bass Body design: hollow-body thinline archtop, Body: mahogany, laminated, Body depth: 47 mm, Three-piece mahogany / maple / mahogany neck, Fretboard: rosewood, Nut width: 38.1 mm, 21...

  • Colour: Green
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple, Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 21
  • Scale: Mediumscale
  • Neck Width: 38,1 mm
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Mechanics: Standard
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Guild Starfire II Bass Cherry
Guild Starfire II Bass Cherry
to the product
1.259 €

Electric bass Body design: hollow-body thinline archtop, Body: mahogany, laminated, Body depth: 47 mm, Three-piece mahogany / maple / mahogany neck, Fretboard: rosewood, Nut width: 38.1 mm, 21...

  • Colour: Red
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple, Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 21
  • Scale: Mediumscale
  • Neck Width: 38,1 mm
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Mechanics: Standard
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Guild Starfire Bass Cherry Red
(2)
Guild Starfire Bass Cherry Red
to the product
1.045 €

Semi Hollow Bass Body shape: Thinline Hollow Body Archtop, Body: Mahogany, laminated, Body depth: 47 mm, 3-Piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck, Fretboard: Rosewood, Nut width: 38.1 mm, 21 Frets,...

  • Colour: Red
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple, Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 21
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Neck Width: 38,1 mm
  • Pickup System: H
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Guild Starfire II Bass Flamed Maple
Guild Starfire II Bass Flamed Maple
to the product
1.333 €

Guild Starfire II Bass Flamed Maple thinline hollow body archtop bass, body flamed maple, body depth 44mm,3 pcs mahogany maple mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia Latifolia), nut width...

  • Colour: Natural
  • Top: Maple
  • Back and Sides: Maple
  • Neck: Maple, Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 21
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Mechanics: Standard
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
1.299 €
Free shipping incl. VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Notice on CITES This product contains materials subject to the CITES convention to protect endangered species. Read on
Share this product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Offers include 24% Greek VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Greece are 20 EUR, free shipping on orders above 298 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Dante AVIO Analog Output Adapter 0x2 Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb C.Giant LP-6210C Black Presonus Studio One 4 Pro UG Prof/Prod Vic Firth SIH2 Steinberg UR-RT2 TritonAudio FetHead Roland TM-6 Pro Drum Trigger Module Fender SQ J.Mascis Jazzmaster 2018 Dante AVIO Analog Input Adapter 2x0 Marshall Major III Bluetooth Black Harley Benton TE-7 FanFret FBB 2018 DLX
Recommended
Dante AVIO Analog Output Adapter 0x2

Y Adapter Enables the output of analogue audio line signals from a Dante network, RJ45 Metal plug with built-in LEDs, 2 XLR male outputs, 96 KHz / 24 bit, Robust housing for day-to-day tasks while touring, Fully functional Dante...

to the product
169 €
Recommended
Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb

Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb, effects pedal, 11 different reverb types: HALL, SPRING, PLATE, REVRS, ECHO, TREM, MOD, DYNA, AUTO-INF, SHIM and POLY, Tails switch: Select whether the reverb fades out naturally or stops immediately when the pedal is switched...

to the product
149 €
Recommended
C.Giant LP-6210C Black

Keyboard 61 Keys with touch dynamics, 162 Sounds, 200 Rhythms, 61 Percussion effects, 50 Demo songs, Fill-in, sync and rhythms variations, Split function, Chord, Recording, Pitch bend wheel, Microphone input, Line out sockets, Headphone output, Sustain pedal connection, USB...

to the product
69 €
Recommended
Presonus Studio One 4 Pro UG Prof/Prod

Audio MIDI Sequencer (DAW) (download) Upgrade from Presonus Studio One Professional 1-3 / Producer 2 to Studio One 4 Professional Sleek single-window philosophy, Consistent drag-and-drop functionality throughout, Project page allows integrated mastering with DDP export, Redbook...

to the product
146 €
Recommended
Vic Firth SIH2

Vic Firth SIH2 isolation headphones, (reduces overall noise levels by 25 dB). successor of the legendary Vic Firth SIH-1 headphones, features redesigned larger driver in the ear cups that deliver a more powerful low end, cleaner mids and clear highs...

to the product
77 €
Recommended
Steinberg UR-RT2

4x 2 USB 2.0 Audio Interface Up to 24-bit/192 kHz, 2 Class-A D-PRE microphone preamps with + 48 V phantom power, Rupert Neve Designs transformer switchable on each front input channel, 2 Analog XLR/jack combo inputs plus 2 line...

to the product
329 €
(1)
Recommended
TritonAudio FetHead

TritonAudio FetHead, in-line microphone preamplifier, XLR 3-pole female XLR 3-pole male, ultra low noise Class A JFet amplifier, 27dB amplification (@3 KOhm load), 4 matched JFets, 24-48V Phantom Power required, for Ribbon & Dynamic microphones, shields phantom power from...

to the product
69 €
(1)
Recommended
Roland TM-6 Pro Drum Trigger Module

Trigger Module For acoustic drummers who want to extend the sound possibilities of their drums with electronic sounds, 500 one-shot sounds, 268 V-Drum sounds, 80 Drum kits, SDHC card slot for importing your own samples, 6x 6.3 mm stereo...

to the product
799 €
Recommended
Fender SQ J.Mascis Jazzmaster 2018

Electric Guitar J.Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) Artist Model, Body: Basswood, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Indian Laurel, Neck profile: C, 21 Jumbo frets, Nut width: 42.5 mm, Scale: 648 mm, Pickups: 2 Jazzmaster single coils, Adjusto-Matic bridge with vintage style floating tremolo,...

to the product
479 €
Recommended
Dante AVIO Analog Input Adapter 2x0

Dante AVIO Analog Input Adapter 2x0; converts analog audio line signals to feed any Dante-connected system; 96 kHz / 24 Bit; fully-functional Dante interface; adjustable signal levels: +24dBu / +4dBu / 0dBu/ 0dBV /-10dBV (through Dante Controller); frequency Response: 20Hz...

to the product
169 €
Recommended
Marshall Major III Bluetooth Black

Marshall Major III Bluetooth Black stereo headphones, on-ear design, closed back, foldable, Bluetooth® aptX Technology, up to 30 h running time, control knob on headphone, 40 mm moving coil dynamic speaker, newly constructed hinges and headband for a better fitting,...

to the product
138 €
Recommended
Harley Benton TE-7 FanFret FBB 2018 DLX

Harley Benton"TE-7 FanFret FBB 2018 DLX, 7-string Fanned Fret electric guitar, TE-Style with reversed headstock, body: ash, top: Flame Maple, neck: 5-ply maple/nato neck, neck mount: bolt on, neck form: Modern C-Profil, fingerboard: Roseacer, inlays: offset DOT inlays, 24 fanned...

to the product
311 €
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.