Eve Guitars has expanded their instrument lineup with the IONA, a handmade bass fitted with the company’s Eve Jazz + Humbucker pickup configuration. Luthier Douglas Mullen says the bass spent lots of time in the development phase.
“We’ve spent a significant amount of time getting this instrument right,” he shares. “We had a great starting point originally from the Elite, then the ProBass, so the platform was well established and the level of quality had to be very high. We have been very fortunate to have had great feedback from customers and interested parties alike from trade shows and retail, so we simply had to collate this information into one unique design with its own character and sound. I think we might just have achieved that.”
The IONA is built with an ash body with contours for comfort as well as balance in sitting and standing positions. Its pickups are matched with a 2-band active EQ that can be bypassed via the push/pull volume knob. The bridge humbucker can be used in serial or parallel modes in both active and passive operations.
The EVE Guitars IONA is hand made in the United Kingdom. It will be available soon as a 4-string for approximately $1,565 USD with plans for a 5-string in the near future.
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Eve Guitars IONA Bass Details:
|Pickups:||Eve Jazz + Humbucker|
|Electronics:||Active/Passive 2-band EQ, Series/Parallel Humbucker Operation|
|Nut:||ABM Fully Adjustable Nut|
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