While perusing Facebook, I stumbled upon this uber-sleek, uber-unique instrument: The Stash Stainless Bass Guitar.
Designed and built by Stanislaw Potyrala in Mississauga, Ontario, the bass is made entirely of stainless steel, which the company says improves stiffness, mechanical and environmental stability, sound quality and tunability.
“The only disadvantage is that rock stars will not be able to destroy this guitar on stage as part of their stage act,” they write.
While the bass’s body has a cool, modern shape, the most striking part of the bass is its tubular neck, which the company says works with the natural grip of the human hand to “give your fingers ready access to the strings naturally and comfortably.” The stainless steel tube is acoustic and 1.5˝ in diameter. The pickups are custom split coils with Alnico 5 magnets that are controlled with Volume and Tone knobs.
Other features include a Switchcraft jack, a stainless steel adjustable birdge and Gotoh-type tuners.
Stash Stainless Steel Bass Specs:
- Pickups: Split Coils with Alnico 5 magnets custom made
- Weight: 4.5kg (10lb)
- Body: Stainless steel brushed.
- Scale: 34˝
- Frets: 20
- Neck: Stainless steel tube acoustic 38mm diameter (1.5˝)
- Bridge: stainless steel adjustable
- Potentiometers: 250K volume and tone
- Tuners: Gotoh type
- String space: nut= 8.5mm (0.334˝), bridge 15.5mm (0.610˝)
- Jack: Switchcraft
- Made in Canada