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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:06 pm 
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http://kansascity.craigslist.org/msg/2895528563.html

Not sure if this is sparks anyones interest or not, but figured I'd post it since it's a brand name crossover type thing :D
Plus a guitar shop should be down to ship.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:44 am 
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He's just a bit off on his info....likely that his guitar was produced by Hoshino instead of Uncle Matt. It's gonna be a rare example though and worth the money.

Here's some print info:

"Starfield guitars

Tama drums began in 1965 under the name of STAR Drums. Japanese founder Hoshino Gakki named his company after his family name Hoshino which means "star field." Around 1974, Hoshino’s company shifted their focus to high-end drums and hardware. They changed their name to Tama, honoring Hoshino’s wife, whose name means “jewel.” Remnants of the company’s original name are still present today in the names of Tama’s many STAR-studded drum lines.

The Starfield Guitar Company was a subsidiary of Hoshino Industries, the parent company of Ibanez guitars. In fact, Starfield and Ibanez shared production-lines, the majority of the work was carried out in the Ibanez facility in Japan but the higher -end USA guitars being assembled and hand-finished in Ibanez's custom-shop in California. Note: there are one or two pictures of older Starfield guitars submitted by users of this site - mainly gibson clones.

However, the headstock serial numbers were discussed and there was a general consensus that there was no difference whatsoever between starfield serials and the parent Ibanez company and their guitars."

NOTE: I have a Starfield Howard Roberts.....spittin image of the Ibanez version and some others.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:10 am 
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Thanks a lot for sharing the info JD, much appreciated!


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