Guild Starfire II Bass review

A faithful replica of the iconic hollowbody, complete with dual BiSonic pickups

Guild Starfire II Bass
(Image: © Guild Guitars)

Guitar World Verdict

A reissue worthy of the legend.


  • +

    Beautiful recreation of a classic


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    D’Addario strings should be flatwounds

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In the realm of all things bass, there’s a strong contingent of “semi-hollow Earth” people—those who believe the ultimate expression of electric bass comes in the short-scale, semi-hollow form factor.

Seen by some as a throwback to the early years of electric music, the semi-hollow bass has returned to popularity many times since the late 1950s, spurring some companies to innovate with the platform, and others to reissue old classics.

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