Starcaster® Guitar

Model #: 0243102531
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A True Fender Original Returns

Virtually fabled since the mid-to-late 1970s, the seldom-seen Starcaster occupies a special place in Fender history as its one-and-only offset-waist semi-hollow electric guitar. Prized decades later by a new generation of adventurous guitarists with a flair for appealingly unconventional Fender style, the Starcaster now returns in fabulous new Modern Player form with greater sound, build and beauty.


  • Thin semi-hollow offset body with bound maple top and back, and bound f holes
  • Maple neck with “C” profile and distinctive Starcaster headstock
  • 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Dual Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switch
  • Four skirted amp control knobs (volume and tone for each pickup)
  • Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with anchored tailpiece
Artists on the Return of the

Coronado and Starcaster®

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 Humbucking Pickups
Wide Range Humbucking Pickups

Like the original mid-1970s models, the Starcaster guitar features a pair of large Wide Range humbucking pickups that produce full-bodied tonal character and impart a cool vintage-authentic look.

Classic Starcaster Shape with Dual F Holes
Classic Starcaster Shape with Dual F Holes

Just like the original models of the mid 1970s, this guitar is built with the classic Starcaster semi-hollow double-cutaway design, which features a sleek offset waist and the elegant touch of dual f holes.

Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge
Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge

Among its other highly individualized design elements, this instrument features an Adjusto-Matic bridge for notable string placement and tuning stability, and the added benefit of an authentically vintage-style look.

Double-Bound Body
Double-Bound Body

For an especially refined look, the Starcaster guitar 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.

  • Body Material
    Laminated Maple with Alder Center-Block
  • Body Finish
    Gloss Polyester
  • Body Shape
  • Neck Material
  • Neck Finish
    Gloss Polyester
  • Neck Shape
    "C" Shape
  • Scale Length
    25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material
  • Fingerboard Radius
    9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets
  • Fret Size
    Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material
    Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width
    1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays
    Black Dot
  • Truss Rod
  • Bridge Pickup
    Fender® Wide Range Humbucking
  • Neck Pickup
    Fender® Wide Range Humbucking
  • 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
  • Bridge
    Pinned Adjusto-Matic™ with Anchored Tailpiece
  • Hardware Finish
  • Tuning Machines
    Standard Cast/Sealed
  • Pickguard
    3-Ply Black
  • Control Knobs
    Skirted Amp Knobs
  • Switch Tip
  • Neck Plate
    4-Bolt Standard
  • Strings
    Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Other Features
    Offset-Waist Semi-Hollow Body with Center-Block, Distinctive Starcaster® Headstock Shape with Black Accent Stripe, Bound Top, Back and “F”-Holes, Vintage Tinted Neck, Black Pickup Bezels, Vintage Style Skirted Control Knobs, Single Wing String Tree, Fender® Engraved Neck Plate
  • Legal Notice
    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Optional Gig Bag (p/n 099-1612-206)
  • Included Accessories