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Fender Modern Player Starcaster Electric Guitar, with Maple Fingerboard, Black

Preferred by experimental players like Johnny Greenwood, the Fender Starcaster boasts a unique semi-hollow design -- now updated with Wide Range humbuckers. (6) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Fender Starcaster: A Mythical Beast Returns

Now that Fender has re-released the Fender Starcaster design as part of its Modern Player series, you can finally wrap your hands around one of the most unconventional guitars in the company's long history! The Starcaster was the result of Fender's attempt to break into the semi-hollowbody market in the late 1970s. They did so with this unique instrument designed by Gene Fields. This re-release seeks to deliver the one-of-a-kind sound and playing experience of the original Starcaster -- and makes a few key upgrades that truly equip it for the needs of a modern player.

Innovative Semi-Hollow Starcaster Body

The Fender Starcaster comes to you with a thin semi-hollow offset body. The maple top and f-shaped neck holes are handsomely bound in white. The maple neck comes carved in the widely beloved modern "C" shape that makes it a touch friendlier in the hands than the original Starcaster neck. It is set with a 9.5-inch-radius maple fingerboard and 22 medium jumbo frets with black-dot inlays. The characteristic Starcaster headstock has a vintage tint to match the neck and Fender Standard cast/sealed tuning machines.

Rare Pickup Design to Match

The pair of Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups on the Modern Player Starcaster give you the widest possible range of tones, for use in virtually any style of music. These updated pickups are built to the specs of the original Wide Range humbuckers that have long commanded huge prices on the vintage market. They deliver a tone that is crisp and clean when played straight, but lends itself powerfully to complex distortions and overdrives. A three-way toggle switch allows you to blend the unique sound of each pickup at will, while four skirted 'amp'-style control knobs allow you to fine-tune your tones.

Built for Excellent Playability

A Single Wing string tree keeps your string lie solid, while perfect intonation is assisted with the AdjustoMatic bridge.

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Features

- Offset Semi-Hollow Body Design With Center-Block
- Maple Neck in "C" Shape
- Black Dot Position Inlays
- Starcaster Headstock Shape
- Bound Top Back and 'F'-Holes
- Vintage Tinted Neck
- Black Pickup Bezels
- Single Wing String Tree
- Fender Engraved Neck Plate
- Dual full-voiced Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups
- 4 skirted Volume and Tone control knobs
- Three-way toggle switching
- Three-ply black pickguard
- AdjustoMatic bridge with anchored tailpiece
- Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines

If you haven't tried one, the Fender Modern Player Starcaster is definitely worth checking out. Its return comes as a happy surprise!

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- Series: Modern Player
- Body Wood: Laminated Maple with Alder Center-Block
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
- Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.650" (42 mm)
- Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" (241 mm) Radius
- Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Black Dot
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Pinned Adjusto-Matic with Anchored Tailpiece
- Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Pickup Configuration: HH
- Pickups: Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking (Bridge), Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)=
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Aged Cherry Burst
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 5 in
Black
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 20 x 5 in
Natural
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 5 in
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Product Description

The Fender Starcaster guitar is back. Virtually fabled since its original mid-to-late '70s tenure, the seldom-seen Starcaster occupies a special place in Fender's history as its one and only offset-waist semi-hollow electric guitar. Prized decades later by the next generation of adventurous guitarists with a flair for appealingly unconventional Fender style, the Starcaster now returns in fabulous Modern Player form with greater sound, build and beauty that'll have you seeing stars. The Fender Starcaster guitar's thin semi-hollow offset body has a bound maple top and back, with stylish bound f holes. Its 'C'-shaped maple neck has a 9.5'- radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, black-dot inlays and the distinctively curvaceous Starcaster headstock.

Features:

- Offset-Waist Semi-Hollow Body with Center-Block
- Starcaster Headstock Shape with Black Accent Stripe
- Bound Top Back and 'F'-Holes
- Vintage Tinted Neck
- Black Pickup Bezels
- Single Wing String Tree
- Fender Engraved Neck Plate
- Full-voiced dual Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups
- Three-way toggle switching
- Three-ply black pickguard
- Four skirted 'amp'-style control knobs (volume and tone for each pickup)
- AdjustoMatic bridge with anchored tailpiece
- Gloss finish
Customer Reviews
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Overall: I just received my Fender Starcaster yesterday. Man, what a great guitar. I know somebody is aking "is it made in China?" Yes, it is. I took a magnifying glass and looked this guitar over good. There is not a single flaw in this guitar. I was kind of disappointed in the delivery time. It took a week for the guitar to get here and it was shipped from Nevada not New Jersey. From now on I'm going to have all my orders overnighted. Yes, its a little expensive but to me its worth it.. Just to let you know, I buy 90% of my gear from zZounds.com. They know what they're doing and they will help you get your order as fast as possible.
Style of Music: rock, country, blue, christian and of course oldies.
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Overall: I wanted one of these when they came out in the 70's, no dealer close by had one, so I finally was able to purchase this beauty. Great looks!!! Plays wonderfully, very well balanced both weight and sonically. The pickups sound huge! Sounds like a rocker..or a blues guitaror jazz or even country. All around I think this is one of the best semi-hollow guitars for the buck you can buy today!!
Style of Music: Rock, blues and a little jazz
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