Fender Modern Player Starcaster

Fender Modern Player Starcaster

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Overview

Gibson dominated the semi-hollow guitar market from the 1950s onward, spurring Fender to try and gain market share in that segment in the 1970s. To do that, they developed the Fender Starcaster, a short-lived offset semi-hollow guitar with dual humbuckers. A loyal fan base grew for decades after production ended, leading to several boutique builds based on the template (i.e. the Bilt Volare, Paul Langudoec's custom build for Trey Anastasio). Finally, Fender hear the calling in 2012 and reissued the guitar as the Modern Player Starcaster. The model is built in China to keep costs and pricing affordable, but offers the same essential design elements as the original.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Modern Player Starcaster
Finish
  • Aged Cherry Burst
  • Black
  • Natural
Year
  • 2014 - 2017
Made In
  • China
Categories
Body Material
  • Maple
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Body Type
  • Semi-hollow Body
Color Family
  • Black
  • Red
  • Sunburst
  • Tan
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Frets
  • Medium Jumbo
Model Family
  • Fender Starcaster
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • Yes
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Series
  • Fender Modern Player
Top Material
  • Maple

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