'Starblazer' by Birdwood Guitars

'Starblazer' by Birdwood Guitars


Totally handmade

Totally inspired by the Japanese guitars of the 1960s, the STARBLAZER is here to pay tribute of the past and provide a great handmade guitar for working guitarists. 

The ‘STARBLAZER’ is modeled off a variety of amazing vintage Japanese guitars. This guitar differs from the originals in that they are equiped with upgraded (more powerful) pickups and more accurate Kluson tuners. The fretboard sports medium frets and the electronics are quality industry standard CTS potentiometers and a swichcraft output jack as well as a swichcraft 3 way switch for the two pickup version. One thing that is always commented on is the acoustic resonance of the original MIJ guitars. Many of these guitars were made of good old building ply!! That’s the timber of choice for these guitar bodies and they are finished in a way that allows the pattern of the ply to stand out.

The guitar is painted in a finish that allows for bumps and scratches to actually show up. Don’t wait years for a groovy roadwork relic to occur. In fact the shop model pictured here has a roadworn finish already.

  • Australian mountain ash neck

  • 12 inch radius Blackwood fretboard

  • industrial grade 30mm ply body - just like the original MIJ guitars

  • Double humbucking pickups - available with Victory Goldfoil pickups as a made to order instrument

  • Kluson 6 in line tuners

  • GRAPHTEC TUSQ nut on production model

  • stop tail

  • Gotoh tune-a-matic style bridge

  • CTS volume and tone

  • Switchcraft output jack and 3 way switch

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