AC Guitars has introduced a new modded version of their Salace bass called the AC Guitars Salace E Type. Made in collaboration with bassist Ewan Beck, the single cut design is available with a variety of options but is built with several goals in mind.
“The design goals with this particular bass where for an instrument that was equally comfortable and balanced on the strap and sitting,” luthier Alan Cringean explains. “Also the shape had to work as headless and headed. We were also looking to keep the weight as low as possible so made use of a Spruce body core and extensive carving on the upper bout. This while reducing the weight also helps the upper bout hug the body.”
The first Salace E Type built is a short scale six-string that features a flame koa top, spruce core, and mahogany back with black veneer separating each layer. The bolt-on neck is a 3-piece ash design with carbon reinforcement. Its cocobolo fretboard has a flat radius while the neck’s carve is asymmetrical for comfort in its full range.
Cringean fits the bass with a pair of his own FB humbuckers and an East Uni-Pre, though the ACG Dual Filter Modular preamp is also available. Hardware includes an ACG custom headpiece, ETS tuning and saddle units, and Dunlop Dual Design Straplocks. The finish is a satin lacquer, and the bass weighs in around 8.8 pounds.
As each AC Guitars bass is handmade to order in Scotland, many of the features can be customized. The AC Guitars Salace E Type is available for order now with prices staring around $2,750 USD.
AC Guitars Salace E Type Bass Specs:
|Construction:||Bolt-on (Set Neck Option Available)|
|Body:||Spruce Core, Mahogany Back|
|Top:||Flame Koa with black veneer|
|Neck:||3-piece Ash with carbon reinforcement|
|Headpiece:||ACG Custom Headpiece|
|Tuners:||ETS tuning and saddle unit|
|Other Hardware:||Dunlop Dual Design Straplocks.|
|Pickups:||ACG FB humbuckers|
|Electronics:||East Uni-Pre with the ACG DFM (Dual Filter Modular ) pre-amp also available.|
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