First of all, I'd like to thank Sandra Jimenez-Warren of Cordoba/Guild Guitars, and my incomparable sales engineer, Andy Miller, for helping me obtain the first reissued specimen of this great classic bass!
I had been seeking a double cutaway semi hollow body bass for some time, but none I looked at were quite "the one", until I saw the Guild Starfire Bass II featured in Sweetwater's NAMM 2015 report.
Everything about this bass is right on: impeccable fit and finish, gorgeous Mahogany that glows and shimmers, big punchy pickups that deliver that 60's bass sound like no other "modern" bass I've heard, fast comfortable neck, low action, and the indispensable master volume knob that lets you crank it up for that solo under the spotlights.
Whatever your musical style may be - Blues, R&B, Jazz, Country, Reggae, Classic Rock&Roll, etc., this bass does it all with elegance, presence, and style. If you like classic basses, you'll love this one. I sure do, and I've been playing for over fifty years now, so I'm very finicky about the quality of my instruments. The Guild Starfire Bass II delivers in every way!
Just a note on scale length: although Guild states that it's a short scale at 30.75", it's actually a medium scale, and requires at least a 32" winding length if you should wish to restring it.