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.
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:
|Neck:||2-piece Quarter Sawn Hard Maple|
|Pickups:||D-Tar Piezo Pickup System|
Rikkers Custom Acidline Bass Details:
|Body:||Choice of Woods|
|Neck:||Quarter-sawn Hard Maple|
|Pickups:||Rikkers JB Pickups|
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