Guild Starfire basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Marc PG, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. Marc PG

    Marc PG

    Jul 25, 2021
    When was the first Guild Starfire electric bass launched? Was it a solid-body bass or a semi-acoustic one?

    Does anyone know if it was introduced in response to the Höfner 500/1 popularity, or before? (since they are both semi-acoustic electric basses).

  2. JTE

    JTE Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Starfire basses introduced in 1965, well after the Hofner, and more likely a response to Gibson's EB2 than the very different Hofner. The Starfire IV guitar was a response to Gibson's ES335.
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