Ken Bebensee of KB Guitars made this gorgeous acoustic bass guitar for jazz bassist Robert Hurst, whose work ranges from stints with Wynton Marsalis to being a member of The Tonight Show Band. The 5-string bass brings together elements of a cello and an archtop jazz guitar for a unique hybrid bass.
It’s built with an extra deep body made with bubinga for the sides and back and a carved spruce top. The bass sports a 34˝ scale and is tuned E-A-D-G-C. Pickups include an adjustable position Bartolini dual coil magnetic pickup and piezo bridge saddles. The electronics run on a 9-volt battery that slides out from the control panel.
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KB Guitars Robert Hurst Acoustic Bass Specs:
- Body: Bubinga Sides and Back
- Top: Carved Spruce
- Neck: 5-piece Laminate
- Scale: 34˝
- Tuning: EADGC
- Pickups: Adjustable Position Bartolini Dual Coil Magnetic, Piezo Bridge
- Bridge: Wood