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Rikkers Custom Basses Announces Acoustiline and Acidline Basses

Dutch luthier Rikkers Custom Basses turns thirty this year, and to celebrate the company has introduced two new bass models: the Acoustiline and the Acidline. As with the rest of their instruments, the basses are hand made in the North of Holland.

Rikkers Custom Bass Bodies

The Rikkers Acoustiline is a unique hollow body acoustic bass defined by its bass-reflex ports in the upper bout, which the company says projects the sound of the instrument directly to the player. Its design is inspired by a double bass and features an arched spruce top and a striped maple back. The top is reinforced with an X-brace for rigidity. For pickups, Rikkers integrates a D-tar Timberline piezo system into the rosewood bridge.

On the other hand is the Acidline, which the company calls a modern interpretation of the Jazz Bass. Its built around a quarter-sawn hard maple neck that’s topped with a rosewood fingerboard and bolted onto the body. The pickups are Rikkers own JB pickups paired with an Aguilar OBP-3 preamp. The result is a more contemporary version of a classic style.

Since Rikkers basses are made by hand to order, many options are available. The Rikkers Acoustiline and Acidline are available in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions with a variety of woods, electronics, hardware, and finishes. Prices for the Acoustiline start at € 3,950 while the Acidline starts at € 2,350.

Rikkers Custom Basses Acoustiline and Acidline Photos:

Rikkers Custom Acoustiline Bass Details:

Construction:Hollow Body
Top:Arched Spruce
Back:Striped Maple
Neck:2-piece Quarter Sawn Hard Maple
Fretboard:Indian Rosewood
Tailpiece:Rosewood
Bridge:Rosewood
Pickups:D-Tar Piezo Pickup System

Rikkers Custom Acidline Bass Details:

Construction:Bolt-on
Body:Choice of Woods
Neck:Quarter-sawn Hard Maple
Fretboard:Rosewood
Pickups:Rikkers JB Pickups
Electronics:Aguilar OBP-3

For more information:
Rikkers Guitars