In this photo gallery interview, James Dean Bradfield says, “I first played one in 1996 - what an amazing guitar. Sean (Moore, Manics drummer) found my first second-hand and it’s all over Futurology. I also have a recent reissue, too. "Starcasters have one of the best fretboards, Fender or otherwise, I’ve ever played, and a great sound. On Futurology, I was really trying to find riffs on this, not so much chords. Effect pedals chime out on this, too. "They’re an anomaly of a guitar, aren’t they? They probably should have sold better than they did. I’ve only ever seen (Radiohead’s) Jonny Greenwood, (Morrissey’s) Boz Boorer and (The Killers’) Dave Keuning play them otherwise.”more
Although best known for her iconic Jazzmaster, Jessica Dobson has also been sporting a new sunburst Fender Starcaster guitar for such songs as "Wide Awake" and "See These Eyes" from their 2016 album "Secrets". I included a link to a live performance from May 2016. After playing the first song with her JazzMaster, she switches to the Starcaster at about 7:00 mark, and plays it the rest of the set.more
Kenneth Harris is seen playing a Fender Starcaster in this live performance of "Crazy = Genius" on the Weezer & Panic! Summer Tour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO-SPkJYT2k&t=0m26s It's also visible in the background of this Instagram photo. https://www.instagram.com/p/BGrgX2RJUwY/?hl=enmore
This guitar is so capable of acquiring sounds. It is a really seventies oriented guitar, and the new wide range pickups are so much better than i expected. Tom uses it live occasionally for Phased Out.
Pat uses my Starcaster here --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSoGtKo4Kk8
This guitar has a great sound that comes from its semi-hollow body and great pickups. Also looks amazing in aged cherry burst. Comfortable neck and sits level on you with a neck strap. Very cool-looking and amazing-sounding guitar.