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