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Fender Modern Player Starcaster - Black

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The Return of the Starcaster!

Say hello to the Fender Modern Player Starcaster. If you're wondering what a Starcaster is, then here goes. Back in the mid '70s Fender made this semi-hollowbody guitar with fixed bridge and a pair of humbucking pickups. They called it the Starcaster. The problem was, most people just took one look at the Starcaster and decided it wasn't "Fender" enough for them. That was too bad, because these guitars were actually pretty neat. They balanced the resonance of a hollowbody with the sustain of a solidbody. Many guitarists who ended up with a Starcaster fell in love with the instrument.

By the mid '80s, Fender discontinued the original Starcaster, and the instrument was quickly forgotten. Years later, when Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead and then Dave Keuning of The Killers were seen playing Starcasters on a regular basis, heads began to turn. Every once in a while, Jamie Cook of Arctic Monkeys or Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog would show up at some event or festival with a Starcaster, or Trey Anastasio of Phish would play one for a while, and people began looking at this long defunct model in a whole new way. With the Fender Modern Player Starcaster, there's no need to scour the pawn shops any longer.

Fender Modern Player Starcaster Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features at a Glance:
  • Fender's original semi-hollowbody electric guitar reborn for a new generation of guitarists
  • Laminated maple body with solid alder center block blends hollowbody resonance with solidbody sustain
  • A pair of Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups deliver massive dynamic range and a wide-open sound
  • Independent tone and volume controls for each pickup provides you with a full spectrum of sound
  • Bound f holes and amp-style control knobs add a touch of vintage class


NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.
Fender Modern Player Starcaster - Black Specs:
Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape Starcaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Laminated Maple with Alder Center Block
Top Material Laminated Maple
Body Finish Polyurethane
Color Black
Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Adjusto-Matic with Anchored Tailpiece
Tuners Cast
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Wide Range Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Wide Range Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way pickup toggle
Strings Fender USA, (.009-.042)

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