French luthier Paul Lairat has unveiled his latest creation called the Travel Bass. The bass features a headless design with a trimmed back body shape. Combined with its reduced 32-inch scale, the bass is ideal for taking on the road.
Lairat handcrafts the model in 4-, 5-, or 6-string builds with two versions: a mahogany body with a maple top and fingerboard or a mahogany body with a wenge top and fingerboard. Each style has a maple neck and can be ordered as a fretless.
Other features include a fine tuning ABM bridge, black hardware, and a pair of Delano soapbar pickups. The Travel Bass comes standard with passive electronics, but active fans can add a Glockenklang on-board preamp for an up-charge. It can also be ordered in a left-handed version.
As with all Lairat instruments, the Travel Bass is made by hand in France by Paul Lairat. It’s delivered with a gig bag, tool kit and certificate of authenticity. Prices range from approximately $3,404 to $4,143.
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Lairat Travel Bass Details:
|Strings:||4, 5, or 6|
|Top:||Maple or Wenge|
|Fretboard:||Maple or Wenge|
|Frets:||24, or fretless|
|Weight:||6.6 lbs for 4-string|
|Bridge:||Fine Tuning ABM|
|Options:||Active Glockenklang Preamp, Left-handed|
|Build:||Handcrafted in France|
|Accessories:||Gigbag, Tool Kit, Certificate of Authenticity|
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