AC Guitars is introducing a new compact model called the Border Reiver Travel Bass. Hand-built in Scotland, the headless bass takes its name from a piece of local history. “Border Reivers were bands of raiders that operated on both sides of the English/Scottish border from the 13th to 17th century,” luthier Alan Cringean explains. “So crossing borders seemed like an appropriate name for a travel bass.”
The Border Reiver Travel Bass is a single cut design built with a swamp ash body, 3-piece maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. Its neck, which has carbon reinforcement, features an asymmetrical neck profile and a flat fingerboard.
Each bass is made to order and is fitted with ACG B-Series pickups in any combination and the ACG Passive Plus electronics. AC Guitars also offers options for various scale lengths, from 30.5 inches to 34 inches. Cringean notes that while these are all standard specs, the bass can be ordered with custom wood options.
The AC Guitars Border Reiver Travel Bass is available in 4- or 5-string versions and has a base price of $1,663.
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AC Guitars Border Reiver Travel Bass Specs:
|Strings:||4 or 5|
|Scale Length:||30.5″, 31.5″, 32″, 33″, or 34″|
|Electronics:||ACG Passive Plus, ACG/East Preamp Optional|
|Case:||Fusion F3 Gig Bag|
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