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.
Take a peek at this video and learn more about the Fender Modern Player Starcaster:
- 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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