American Musical Supply
American Musical Supply
1-800-458-4076
AMS Advantage
American Musical Supply

Fender Modern Player Starcaster Electric Guitar

Easy Payments, Fastest Shipping, Best Customer Service and Free Extended Warranty on Fender Modern Player Starcaster Electric Guitar. AmericanMusical.com makes it simple to buy gear!
5
1   Review (s) - 1   Rating (s)
See all items from Fender
Serial No.

3 option(s) to choose from.

AMS Buyers Benefits!
MSRP: $899.99Save:22%
$699.99
0% Interest - EZ Payments!

##payments## Payments of
$87.50
Add to Wish List
Product Description

The return of the Starcaster guitar! The Starcaster now returns in fabulous new Modern Player form with greater sound, build and beauty. The Fender Starcaster guitar’s thin semi-hollow offset body has a bound maple top and back, with stylish bound f holes. In additions, the Starcaster features a C-shaped maple neck, a 9.5 inch radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, black dot inlays and the distinctively curvaceous Starcaster headstock.


Fender Modern Player Starcaster Electric Guitar
  • 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

Virtually fabled since its original mid-to-late 70s tenure, the seldom-seen Starcaster occupies a special place in Fender’s history as it’s one and only offset-waist semi-hollow electric guitar. Prized decades later by a new generation of adventurous guitarists with a flair for appealingly unconventional Fender style.

Product Specifications
Fender Modern Player Starcaster Electric Guitar Specifications
  • 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 inches (42 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5 inches (241 mm) Radius
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Scale Length: 25.5 inches (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)
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (480) 596-9690 Warranty:  Instruments: Limited Lifetime; Electronic Products (amps): Transferrable 5 Year Limited; Accessories: 1 Year Limited
Ken from Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee
Rating
General
Quality
Feel
Tone
Finish
Value
Playability
Subject
Better than I had expected.
General
What is your overall opinion of this product?
The Starcaster is an excellent choice for someone wanting something other than a 335/dot semi-hollow. The looks may be a sticking point for some. My son doesn't really like the appearance.
Quality
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
The overall quality seems to be above average for a Far Eastern instrument.
Feel
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
It is well balanced. The neck has a 70's Strat feel. The action is low and it intones well. The frets are polished and seem to be evenly set.
Tone
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
It is a bit brighter than a 335. Some may say a bit "jangly", but hey it's a Fender. The pick-ups are responsive to volume pot changes without much tone roll-off.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
The fit and finish is above average, but the pick guard is a bit cheap and seems a bit flimsy. The holes around the screws are rough and will require a touch-up.
Value
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
Well I got what I was expecting. This guitar is near the top of the modern player line and is priced accordingly. Compared to the 3000-5000 price of an original, it is a steal. I've wanted one since I saw an ad back in the 70's when I was in High School. Now I have one.
Playability
How was the action out of the box?
I like my action low. In fact, some people comment that they can't play my guitars because the action is so low. My son said the action was perfect for him and he wouldn't touch it. I lowered it by dropping the T.O.M. style bridge a bit. I may take it a bit lower. Out of the box it wasn't bad but not low enough for me.
Discussions
Currently there are no discussions available for this item.
Promotion8
Easy Payments! Limited Time!
8 Easy Payments! Limited Time!
No Special Credit Card Application - 0% Interest! Your credit card will be billed in 8 equal payments, every 31 days, starting on the day your order is shipped. 8 Payment plan will need credit approval. Applies to new items only.
Loading....