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Paul Lairat Unveils Travel Bass

Paul Lairat Travel Bass with BassistFrench 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
Scale:32″
Body:Mahogany
Top:Maple or Wenge
Neck:maple
Fretboard:Maple or Wenge
Frets:24, or fretless
Weight:6.6 lbs for 4-string
Hardware:Black
Bridge:Fine Tuning ABM
Pickups:Delano Soapbar
Electronics:Passive
Strings:DR
Options:Active Glockenklang Preamp, Left-handed
Build:Handcrafted in France
Accessories:Gigbag, Tool Kit, Certificate of Authenticity

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Paul Lairat