Italian boutique builder Manne Guitars has expanded their bass offerings with the VibraBass. Inspired by the AcoustiVibe guitar, the new bass features a fully chambered body made of Korina with an Italian poplar burl top, a maple/beech laminate neck, and a thin, hard resin fingerboard.
Besides a magnetic single coil pickup mounted in the bass’s sound plate, the VibraBass is fitted with a custom high-output piezo as part of the Manne Piezo Bridge. The two pickups can be blended together using a single notched blend pot/knob, which the company says provides a very wide range of tones.
Since most instruments by Manne Guitars are hand-built and made-to-order, many options are available.
The Manne VibraBass has an approximate street price of $4,505 USD, which includes freight from Italy, import tariffs and fees. For more info, check out the Manne Guitars website.
Manne Guitars VibraBass Specs:
- Fully Chambered Korina Body
- Italian Poplar Burl Top
- Hand Rubbed Satin Finish
- Maple Neck with Hard Beech Core
- Thin Resin Fingerboard
- Custom Wound Single Coil Pickup, Under-Saddle Piezo Pickup
- Manne Piezo Bridge
- Manne Tuners
- Hand made in Italy