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Starfield KS standard

STC-Shaped Guitar from Starfield .

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nebsnebs

Starfield KS standardPublished on 12/22/09 at 08:55
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Brand belonging to Hoshimo Corp Group (Ibanez) guitar designed in California in the Custom Shop Ibanez intended to build vintage guitar oriented, so that Ibanez is oriented metal.
American design, manufacture in the factory Fujigen Akki (Japan)
The brand appeared late 80 and ceased production in 95, making his guitar rare item, very popular. Placing this year 4500 level of 675 francs or euros, the quality is much higher than a fender mexico.
Mine is a standard Altair KS surf green.
Features:
-Body Swamp Ash
-manche 24 boxes super fast but less flat and wide sleeves that Ibanez
bearing -chevalet streamlined to put the type of palm wilkinson
-sillet graphite
very...…
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Brand belonging to Hoshimo Corp Group (Ibanez) guitar designed in California in the Custom Shop Ibanez intended to build vintage guitar oriented, so that Ibanez is oriented metal.
American design, manufacture in the factory Fujigen Akki (Japan)
The brand appeared late 80 and ceased production in 95, making his guitar rare item, very popular. Placing this year 4500 level of 675 francs or euros, the quality is much higher than a fender mexico.
Mine is a standard Altair KS surf green.
Features:
-Body Swamp Ash
-manche 24 boxes super fast but less flat and wide sleeves that Ibanez
bearing -chevalet streamlined to put the type of palm wilkinson
-sillet graphite
very precise-mechanical oil bath
- 3 single coil pickups Vintage Alnico
- 5-way switch

Note that these guitars are very rare and some stores now sell over 1500 euros Used
nothing wrong, everything is top up very kitsch color!
Curt Cobain was playing on his guitar this model and has sold 15,000 dollars on e bay. Using this model guitarist Richie Kotzen and occasionally Satriani.

USE

The handle is faster than a fender strat, the frets are well finished. The guitar is heavier than a Strat, it is due to the ash that weighs heavier than alder.
Given the form no difficulty to access the last boxes!
The rolling vibrato allows some follies without detuning the guitar. Well above a vintage fender.
Note incredible sustain in this price range.
It was in the hands of a very very good guitar.

SOUNDS

The sound is less garish than a strat mexico, much warmer, very close to a vintage Strat. The rosewood fingerboard provided some rounded, smooth sound. This is both cristalin and soft, very typical Knofler.
The pickups are alnico staggered studs. Note that they are completely silent. Their tone is deep and slamming on the position 1,2,3 and 4. 5-position of the sound is very distinctive telcaster ideal for solos Hendrixiens.
Again, the guitar is more than a fender mexico or Higway largely equal to a good strat US.

The sustain is incredible ... Ideal for bends


NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for 15 years, I flashed on his surf green colors and sound quality. I have a lot of guitars, it equals a Fender US level and its finish.
What I like most: its rarity, it costs a fortune to offer one now. But I find vintage stores abuse, I saw a 1600 euros ç'est exaggerated ... But in fact, the quality of the guitars starfield has never been equaled, they are far superior to Ibanez.
With experience, I would do this choice, the guitar is like new after 15 years, I can not say the same for some Gibson or Fender ... If I had the money I would buy another but are now too expensive, do not expect to find one less than 500 euros ...
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spinkospinko

Starfield KS standardPublished on 12/23/09 at 02:34
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Guitar designed in the Custom Shop Ibanez California and assembled in Japan with US electronics (pickups, knobs).
The brand was not very widespread in Europe (mostly done in Japan and USA market).
My copy is color Pink Cadillac (pink salmon), much more beautiful than the ugly scratches from the photo.

The body is swamp ash (swamp ash) for a super sustain
handle 24 cases with profile between Fender and Ibanez.
Ibanez Pickups / Di Marzio very vintage sound is warm and full as fender texas
bearing tremolo that allows more fancy than a vintage
very resistant lacquer varnish
no ugly metal plate on the back but a chamfered body
I bought 500 euros a particular last year, she...…
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Guitar designed in the Custom Shop Ibanez California and assembled in Japan with US electronics (pickups, knobs).
The brand was not very widespread in Europe (mostly done in Japan and USA market).
My copy is color Pink Cadillac (pink salmon), much more beautiful than the ugly scratches from the photo.

The body is swamp ash (swamp ash) for a super sustain
handle 24 cases with profile between Fender and Ibanez.
Ibanez Pickups / Di Marzio very vintage sound is warm and full as fender texas
bearing tremolo that allows more fancy than a vintage
very resistant lacquer varnish
no ugly metal plate on the back but a chamfered body
I bought 500 euros a particular last year, she had hardly served: the guy was a Japanese and American guitar collector.

I would put 10/10 because the quality is far above a Blade or a Fender American standardet is so much less mundane! Nothing to do with the wooden guitars cajette made now.

USE

The handle is great, a crossover Ibanez and Fender, we can both make technical drawings and play pushes it to the blues.
Guitar heavy weight (that is a guarantee of quality) heavier than a Mexican Strat but reasonable weight for a Les Paul or telcaster 52 '. If you are used to agathis or lime Chinese scratch, it may surprise you. But if you play on a US Strat, the starfield is in this level of weight. This is what real wood!
Hyper comfortable Guitar (Lag to copy the form for its Jet Series)
You can play for hours without getting tired shoulders and fingers. Special mention to handle very high end.
To use, you can play blues rock but not metal (albeit with a good distortion pedal ...)

SOUNDS

The sound is clear and ample hot and defined, we immediately sniffs quality. Not at all like the dry nasal fender mexico and texas Blade, we are in the register of a Fender equipped texas microphones. The neck position is really crying, beautiful to make good solo. Intermediate positions are soft and crystal clear. The bridge pickup is slamming and powerful, great for funk solos style Hank Marvin.

It's really surprising we're really in the register of a fender L series (year 60's) with rosewood fretboard.
I understand why the starfield are sold so dear in web vintage stores (count no less than 1000 euros ...)


NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for 1 year, I have known the brand because Curt Cobain had one, and Satriani for a short time.
At the time of my youth it was sold between 700 and 900 euros depending on whether Korea or Japan. In both cases, I did not have the means to buy one myself. When I have found one for sale, I jumped at the chance.
I love everything about this guitar for that matter, but I would have preferred a maple fingerboard, I play better on clear sleeve ...
The price is unbeatable Value.
This is the guitar I most coveted (10 years of waiting before you can offer me ...), I love it, it is more versatile than my fender maple fingerboard that sounds a little dry, which is sometimes annoying when you want to play something other than funk.
I love to use it in the clear for trips to Little Wing.
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johnjfkjohnjfk

Starfield KS standardPublished on 05/23/06 at 10:26
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The picture is the model sj altair custom ECU me not too common for small mistake, Japanese-made guitar, custom model altair, ash body, pressing "Rosewood" but I think the key aspect is much clearer and very sweet 22 boxes of original single coil micro starfield studs are all the same height type floating tremolo wilkinson but blocked due to a bend in the vibrato moves and impossible to sound an open string simultaneously. issue an adjustable volume knob and a tone selector five way posibility to have the bridge pickup which sounds serious tone as the acts on all micro.

UTILIZATION

Channel are super nice and super slide practiced access fever is normal even easier for some strata due...…
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The picture is the model sj altair custom ECU me not too common for small mistake, Japanese-made guitar, custom model altair, ash body, pressing "Rosewood" but I think the key aspect is much clearer and very sweet 22 boxes of original single coil micro starfield studs are all the same height type floating tremolo wilkinson but blocked due to a bend in the vibrato moves and impossible to sound an open string simultaneously. issue an adjustable volume knob and a tone selector five way posibility to have the bridge pickup which sounds serious tone as the acts on all micro.

UTILIZATION

Channel are super nice and super slide practiced access fever is normal even easier for some strata due to a wider cut around the handle, at any weight you have to like guitar features the stratum with a rounded bottom so the paul while having curvatures of music man. the sonic palette is less extensive than a strat but the settings are fairly accurate and fine. run again by a luthier to accept the big drawing for the non-spun blues 0.13/0.15/0.19 / 0.28/0.38/0.58 if not with the original sleeve 10 / 52 he began to have problems is that being flexible enough

SOUNDS

To make it impeccable for the hendrix vaughan's can be but then when mr stevie does not make us super SETTINGS end Grat this is closer to the sound of a santana woodstock adire is a pure tone with sustain when to go on solo, attention has low noise level it's hard to have a real control you have to play with great presence and sound at the output of the amp. eg for a foxy lady or a voodoo child can not have a feedback and control it by playing a four volume (amp classic reference 30) should get a 7 or 8 but the fear he fo n'ayé know how to set his amp and manage their ears if it's true ale is high but its worth it. it is versatile, they are changing micro Van Zandt Blues Model 330 eur but watch his breath away lemanche + micro for about 1000 euro's beautiful sound

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 4 months and I am satisfied, for the record the day I bought my first electric guitar the guitar was already mag ds for 3 years then it was expensive for me as a 17 years were not 5500 francs for a guitar eight years later it was the and I took it for a value of 875 euros and I do not regret, the value for the price I retire because it is a blow Lightning that I had long before they can buy a 50's Start. before I had a Cort sl 2800 kills micro unusual maple body mass murder duncan s, 60's strato Replic a ref but not for me epiphone flying v, now I still have the strato 50 and the last, the other re not satisfied, but sold as if I had known the SL2800 is kept Cort (played with a hk a lamp on the classic 30 is probably not the micro)
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Joseph_MerrickJoseph_Merrick

Starfield KS standardPublished on 08/26/06 at 03:57
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Made in Asia
22 frets
Vibrato which I do not know the brand
A 3-position switch
Channel end fast
Volume and tone.
2 humbuckers with mine, nothing to do with the photo ... I'm talking about KS is a true standard.
Nothing extra ordinary level character, except for a very correct finish.

UTILIZATION

The handle is very good, close to Ibanez, but may be thinner still. Depending on your body, it may be a little better or a little worse than an ibanez, but in any case, it is very playable, and quite fast.
No problem for the treble.
It's not a featherweight, but lighter than a gibson for example ...

SOUNDS

The sound is blues, blues power see, we're going to hard rock...…
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Made in Asia
22 frets
Vibrato which I do not know the brand
A 3-position switch
Channel end fast
Volume and tone.
2 humbuckers with mine, nothing to do with the photo ... I'm talking about KS is a true standard.
Nothing extra ordinary level character, except for a very correct finish.

UTILIZATION

The handle is very good, close to Ibanez, but may be thinner still. Depending on your body, it may be a little better or a little worse than an ibanez, but in any case, it is very playable, and quite fast.
No problem for the treble.
It's not a featherweight, but lighter than a gibson for example ...

SOUNDS

The sound is blues, blues power see, we're going to hard rock sometimes ...
The clean sound is pretty hot, tasty saturated blues.
No sound saying this extra ordinary to hope, but enough for interesante I have not sold until now ...
It does not get crystal clear sound with it, it is rather in Bassee ...

OVERALL OPINION

A guitar with personality, that no longer exists anywhere there ...
I think the brand starfield no longer exists, yet they were the instrument of good quality, good finish, and interesting in its own sleeve.

I think I read somewhere long ago in a corner of the internet, that starfield, is the brand that led to ibanez to check ... but that would explain things.

EDIT:
So much for all whether the history of these guitars (interesting), there is actually a very close relationship with ibanez

http://www.mortimer.f9.co.uk/starfield/history.html
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  • Manufacturer: Starfield
  • Model: KS standard
  • Category: STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 11/08/2004

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