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Fender Modern Player Starcaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar

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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.

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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

Customer Reviews

Review: Ramko Submitted: 12/8/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I love it
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I love this guitar. If you’ve been thinking about buying it, and you haven’t yet....you’re blowing it.

Review: John Z Submitted: 5/28/2017

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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Fabulous Guitar With a Unique Visual Appearance

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Been playing over 50 years and have had a lot of guitars! The Starcaster ads caught my attention, and I fell in love with its looks. I owned a Fender Coronado in the 1970's, and along with other Fenders felt it was safe to buy without first playing one. Ordered it from AMS - 2 day delivery and great packaging. The guitar's finish is perfect (I got the natural finish). Absolutely no flaws anywhere. The neck is a dream to play - very fast, comfortable, and easy access all the way up to the 22nd fret. The edges of the frets are smooth. The controls are well positioned for easy access to volume, tone and pickup changes. You can get a lot of nice tones through the pickups - I am still exploring all the possibilities. Finally, it is comfortable play for extended periods of time. I bought a Gator GC-335 ABS case and the Starcaster fits perfectly. Why 4 stars and not 5? The setup was not correct - action too high and excessive bow in the neck. Was able to fix these issues.
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Review: Guitarmageddon from Long Island NY Submitted: 6/10/2014

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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A beautiful looking, and sounding reissue of a lost classic guitar.

Review: Ken Submitted: 1/3/2014

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Better than I had expected.

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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.

The overall quality seems to be above average for a Far Eastern instrument.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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