PHOTOS: Completed in 1993, this guitar introduced a new trend in ergonomic body shape designs. As you look around the internet, you will notice how this particular instrument influenced other guitar companies around the globe.
Starfish Guitar Specifications.
Neck — Asymmetrical profile alternating grain stacked-laminate neck-into-body curly walnut. Tri-compound ebony fingerboard. 24.75" scale. Natural bone nut. Mother of pearl inlays. Stainless steel frets. Dual extra-strength aircraft-grade aluminum (Alloy 2024) fixed reinforcing truss bars.
Body — Sculpted curly walnut. Balanced for standing or seated performance.
Hardware — Floyd Rose Pro. Sperzel locking tuners. EMG-S-SA-85. Knobs and plates are black annodized brass.
Finish — All wood surfaces underwent multiple grain raisings and final finish sanding to #1000 grit. Penetrating waterproof gunstock sealer and final coats, hand rubbed. Organic matte effect with museum conservator's wax topcoat.
Case — Calzone custom-fitted flight case with black velvet lining.
Year — 1993
PHOTOS: Black and white photos of the guitar before restoration. The instrument is owned by a musician in Sweden, and has served as design inspiration for Strandberg Guitars, among others.