Fender Starcaster Bass

Fender Starcaster Bass

Black, Maple

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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.

One of the rarest Fender instruments ever. Only a handful of prototype semi-hollow Starcaster Bass models appeared during the mid 1970s, 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 electrifying Modern Player Starcaster Bass offers superior sound, build and beauty ideal for bassists with a flair for appealingly unconventional Fender style. With its thin semi-hollow offset body with stylish f holes, short scale (30”), dual humbucking bass pickups and much more, you could say the Starcaster Bass is “better than it never was.”

General

Model Name
Fender Starcaster® Bass, Maple Fingerboard, Black
Model Number
0243302506
UPC
885978320394
Series
Limited Edition
Color
Black

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Optional Gig Bag Available (p/n 0991622206)
Included Accessories
None

Body

Body Binding
Bound Top and Back
Body Finish
Gloss Polyester
Body Material
Alder with Maple Top and Back
Body Shape
Other

Neck

Fingerboard Material
Maple
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" (241 mm)
Fret Size
Medium Jumbo
Neck Finish
Gloss Polyester
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Plate
4-Bolt
Neck Shape
"C" Shape
Number of Frets
22
Nut Material
Synthetic Bone
Nut Width
1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays
Black Dot
Truss Rod
Standard

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking Bass
Pickup Configuration
HH
Controls
Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Neck Pickup
Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking Bass
Pickup Switching
3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Hardware

Bridge
4-Saddle Fender Hi-Mass
Control Knobs
Skirted Amp Knobs
Hardware Finish
Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
None
Tuning Machines
Standard Open-Gear

Miscellaneous

Strings
Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)