Starforce 8000 Series

The Starforce 8000 series were stratocaster and telecaster style electric guitars made in Korea from 1988 until 1989. The 8000 Series were maked Starforce "USA" models and included; the 8000, 8001, 8002, 8003, 8004, 8005, 8006, 8007, 8008 and 8009 (electro-acoustic model). The matching bass guitars were the 7000 models. The wood used for the body varied, most had bolt on necks, fingerboards were maple, rosewood or ebonol. All the 8000 series had Scorcherz pickups. The entry level models had dot fingerboard markers, but the more expensive ones had stars and planets. Some featured crackle paint finish and there was even a Jackson Pollock paint splash graffiti option on some of the models. In 1989 the dealer price ranged from $119.95 for the single pickup 8001 model up to $299.95 for the top of the range 8009 sunburst Stratacoustic model.

Starforce 8000

The Starforce 8000 was a Stratocaster style electric guitar with three single coil pickps. As well as standard finishes this guitar came with crackle finish and graphiti finish options.

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Starforce 8003

The Starforce 8003 was a Stratocaster style electric guitar with three single coil pickps. It was like the Starforce 8000 model, except with ebonol fingerboard and no pickguard. As well as standard finishes this guitar came with crackle finish and graffiti finish options.

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Starforce 8005

The Starforce 8005 was a Telecaster style electric guitar.

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Starforce 8006

The Starforce 8006 was a Stratocaster style electric guitar with HSH pickps and double locking tremolo bridge.

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Starforce 8007

The Starforce 8007 was a Stratocaster style electric guitar with HSS pickps and double locking tremolo bridge. As well as standard finishes this guitar came with crackle finish and graffiti finish options. The design of this guitar was changed in 1989 - with a three each side headstock instead of the original strat style. The star fingerboard inlays were changed to planets in 1989.

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Starforce 8009

The Starforce 8009 was a Stratacoustic style electro-acoustic guitar.

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Specifications:

ModelImageFinish colorsFinish effectsGraphicsMade inNumber of strings
Starforce 8000
1988
1989
black finish, blue finish, red finish, white finishcrackle finishgraffiti graphicsKorea6 strings
Starforce 8003
1988
1989
black finish, blue finish, red finish, white finishcrackle finishgraffiti graphicsKorea6 strings
Starforce 8005
1988
1989
black finish, red finishsunburst finish-Korea6 strings
Starforce 8006
1988
1989
black finish, blue finish, red finish, white finishcrackle finishgraffiti graphicsKorea6 strings
Starforce 8007
1988
1989
black finish, blue finish, red finish, white finishcrackle finishgraffiti graphicsKorea6 strings
Starforce 8009
1988
1989
black finish, brown finish, white finish--Korea6 strings
ModelControls materialNumber of control knobsPickup selector controlsTone controlsVolume controls
Starforce 8000
1988
1989
black controls3 control knobs5-way selector switch2 tone controls1 volume control
Starforce 8003
1988
1989
black controls3 control knobs5-way selector switch2 tone controls1 volume control
Starforce 8005
1988
1989
black controls-1 pickup selector switch1 tone control1 volume control
Starforce 8006
1988
1989
black controls2 control knobs3 pickup selector switches1 tone switch1 volume control
Starforce 8007
1988
1989
black controls3 control knobs5-way selector switch2 tone controls1 volume control
Starforce 8009
1988
1989
black controls3 control knobs---
ModelPickups configurationCircuit functions
Starforce 8000
1988
1989
3 single coil pickups-
Starforce 8003
1988
1989
3 single coil pickups-
Starforce 8005
1988
1989
1 single coil and 1 humbucker pickup-
Starforce 8006
1988
1989
1 single coil and 2 humbucker pickups-
Starforce 8007
1988
1989
2 single coil pickups and 1 humbucker pickup-
Starforce 8009
1988
1989
piezo-transducer bridgeactive electronics
ModelBody shape featuresBody stylePickguard materialHollow bodySoundhole
Starforce 8000
1988
1989
double cutawayStratocaster styleblack pickguard--
Starforce 8003
1988
1989
double cutawayStratocaster style---
Starforce 8005
1988
1989
double cutawayTelecaster style---
Starforce 8006
1988
1989
double cutawayStratocaster style---
Starforce 8007
1988
1989
double cutawayStratocaster style---
Starforce 8009
1988
1989
double cutawayStratocaster style-hollow bodyoval soundhole
ModelBridgeHardware color
Starforce 8000
1988
1989
tremolo bridgeblack hardware, chrome hardware
Starforce 8003
1988
1989
tremolo bridgeblack hardware
Starforce 8005
1988
1989
tremolo bridgeblack hardware
Starforce 8006
1988
1989
double locking tremoloblack hardware
Starforce 8007
1988
1989
double locking tremoloblack hardware, gold hardware
Starforce 8009
1988
1989
rosewood bridgeblack hardware
ModelFingerboard materialFingerboard position markers
Starforce 8000
1988
1989
maple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers, planet fingerboard position markers
Starforce 8003
1988
1989
ebonol fingerboardplanet fingerboard position markers
Starforce 8005
1988
1989
rosewood fingerboardplanet fingerboard position markers
Starforce 8006
1988
1989
ebonol fingerboardplanet fingerboard position markers
Starforce 8007
1988
1989
ebonol fingerboard, rosewood fingerboardplanet fingerboard position markers, star fingerboard position markers
Starforce 8009
1988
1989
rosewood fingerboardplanet fingerboard position markers
ModelNeck jointNumber of fretsPeghead (headstock)Tuner layout
Starforce 8000
1988
1989
bolt on neck24 fretpointed headstocksix-in-a-row tuners
Starforce 8003
1988
1989
bolt on neck24 fretpointed headstocksix-in-a-row tuners
Starforce 8005
1988
1989
bolt on neck24 fretpointed headstocksix-in-a-row tuners
Starforce 8006
1988
1989
bolt on neck24 fret-three-each-side
Starforce 8007
1988
1989
bolt on neck24 fret-six-in-a-row tuners, three-each-side
Starforce 8009
1988
1989
-24 fretpointed headstocksix-in-a-row tuners