September 28, 2013 in Blog

The Fender Starcaster

starcasterIt’s easy for a casual guitarist to think that the recent Starcaster by Fender line of guitars and accessories is the same as the Fender Starcaster guitars that originally came out in the mid-70s. To the avid enthusiast, however, the differences are as plain as day, and much of the story behind the Fender Starcaster and how it was received by guitarists has a lot of lessons to offer any observer.

Most people agree that the Fender Starcaster was not a bad guitar. The reason that it was not a commercial success was more due to the circumstances surrounding its release around 1975. At that time, it was Fender’s first electric guitar model released … Continue Reading