Ansir Music has unveiled all-new designs for their custom basses, with the introduction of the Imperial line.
The Imperial and Imperial SL models feature ergonomic contouring and the company’s patented “Ansir Industry Standard Playing Angle,” which puts the neck in a more natural playing position.
While the two models are very similar, Ansir founder Jody Michael explained the SL (or Slim Line) version is slightly more compact than the regular.
Since Ansir’s instruments are all built to order in the U.S., the Imperial has several options ranging from the number of frets to scale length and number of strings. Standard features for the series include ingrown bark maple wing laminations over a basswood core with walnut stringing, a 3-piece Jatoba/wenge neck, and a pau ferro fretboard. Pickup configurations can include P, PJ, JJ, and dual coil setups.
The Imperial also has a 16-position variable nuance tone control. For hardware, Ansir utilizes Hipshot Tuners, KSM Foundation bridges, and an aircraft aluminum nut.
The Ansir Imperial and Imperial SL models are available now with street price starting at $1,750. For more info, check out the company’s website.
Ansir Imperial Bass Specs:
- Built in Cleveland, OH
- Fretted or Fretless
- Body: Ingrown bark maple wing laminations front and back over a basswood core with walnut stringing. The wings are affixed with exposed zebra wood spline joinery.
- Neck: 3-piece Jatoba/Wenge
- Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
- Frets: 21, 22, and 24 fret configurations
- Scale Length: 34˝ or 35˝
- 4 or 5 string models
- Pickup configurations: P, PJ, JJ, and Dual Coil.
- Construction: “Bolt Thru” neck attachment
- Bridge: KSM Foundation Bridges
- Tuners: Hipshot
- Nut: Air Craft Aluminum
- 16 Position Variable Nuance Tone Control
- All Imperial Series Basses include SKB Flight case and Gig bag
- High gloss grain enhanced natural tone finish
- Lower fret access contour