Starcaster® Bass

Model #: 0243302506

  • Color
    Black
  • Fingerboard Material
    Maple
$749.99
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A Fabled Fender Original
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."
Features
  • Thin semi-hollow offset body with bound maple top and back, and bound f holes
  • 30” short scale length
  • Maple neck with “C” profile and distinctive Starcaster headstock
  • 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo fret
  • Dual Fender Wide Range humbucking bass pickups
  • Four-saddle Fender High-Mass bridge
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  • Highlights

    SEMI-HOLLOW MAPLE BODY WITH ALDER CENTER BLOCK
    SEMI-HOLLOW MAPLE BODY WITH ALDER CENTER BLOCK

    A big part of this instrument’s resonant tonal character comes from its semi-hollow maple body, which improves on the original design with an alder center block for more sustain and less susceptibility to feedback.

    WIDE RANGE BASS HUMBUCKING PICKUPS
    WIDE RANGE BASS HUMBUCKING PICKUPS

    Like the very small number of original mid-1970s prototypes, the Starcaster Bass features a pair of large Wide Range humbucking bass pickups that produce full-bodied tonal character and impart a cool vintage-authentic look.

    SHORT SCALE
    SHORT SCALE

    This bass features Fender’s classic short scale length (30”) for pronounced playing comfort for students and beginners, smaller players and anyone who enjoys the easy reach of a short-scale bass.

    HI-MASS BRIDGE
    HI-MASS BRIDGE

    The specially designed Hi-Mass bridge on this bass has a cool contemporary look. It also has a lot of metal, which means it has a lot of mass for rock-solid sustain, intonation and tuning stability.

    DOUBLE-BOUND BODY
    DOUBLE-BOUND BODY

    For an especially refined look, the Starcaster Bass features elegant white binding on the top and bottom of its offset semi-hollow body.

    MODERN NECK
    MODERN NECK

    This instrument features a stylish and great-feeling modern neck with a comfortable “C” profile (the shape of the neck in cross section), smooth-playing finish and fingerboard, and convenient adjustability for periodic maintenance. The latest in smooth Fender playability.

  • Specs

    Accessories
    • Case/Gig Bag
      Optional Gig Bag Available (p/n 0991622206)
    • Included Accessories
      None
    Body
    • Body Material
      Alder with Maple Top and Back
    • Body Finish
      Gloss Polyester
    • Body Shape
      Other
    • Body Binding
      Bound Top and Back
    Electronics
    • 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)
    • Switching
      3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    • Configuration
      HH
    Hardware
    • Bridge
      4-Saddle Fender Hi-Mass
    • Hardware Finish
      Chrome
    • Tuning Machines
      Standard Open-Gear
    • Pickguard
      None
    • Control Knobs
      Skirted Amp Knobs
    • Neck Plate
      4-Bolt
    Miscellaneous
    • Strings
      Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
    • Legal Notice
      Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
    Neck
    • Neck Material
      Maple
    • Neck Finish
      Gloss Polyester
    • Neck Shape
      "C" Shape
    • Scale Length
      30" (762 mm)
    • Fingerboard Material
      Maple
    • Fingerboard Radius
      9.5" (241 mm)
    • Number of Frets
      22
    • Fret Size
      Medium Jumbo
    • Nut Material
      Synthetic Bone
    • Nut Width
      1.625" (41.3 mm)
    • Position Inlays
      Black Dots
    • Truss Rod
      Standard
  • Support