This week we check out the Ursa from KR Guitars, a striking multi-scale bass that’s handmade by luthier Kevin Robertson in Vallejo, California. While the bass can be built with whatever woods are requested, this particular bass caught our eye with its 5A California Claro Walnut top and 5A flame maple back.
The rest of the bass’s body is The neck is quarter sawn hard rock maple with a quarter sawn stringer of Wenge. Its scale ranges from 34˝ on the B string to 32˝ on the G string. The B string’s tension is facilitated further with a reverse headstock design, “alá Fodera.”
Pickups on the Ursa are a pair of Aero’s wired passively with Volume, Mix, and Tone controls. All of the hardware is made by hipshot. For more, check out the KR Guitars website.
KR Guitars Ursa Photo Gallery:
KR Guitars Ursa Specs:
- Scale: 34˝-32˝
- Body: Flame Maple
- Top/Back: 5A California Claro Walnut
- Neck: Quarter Sawn Hard Rock Maple with Wenge Stringer
- Headstock: 5A California Claro Walnut
- Pickups: Aero
- Electronics: Passive
- Controls: Volume, Tone, Mix
- Bridge: Hipshot
- Tuners: Hipshot