Journey Instruments has expanded their line of collapsible carbon fiber instruments with its first bass, called the OB660 Overhead Carbon Fiber Acoustic Bass. The bass has a compact design with a removable neck that allows for it to be folded up and fitted into an airplane’s overhead compartment.
“The TSA-approved travel case safely encloses the bass guitar within 22″ x 14″ x 9″ backpack with ergonomically designed pockets for laptops, tablet computers, pedals, cables, accessories, and clothing,” Journey states. “Practically everything needed for a business trip or live performance can fit within the overhead bin requirements.”
The body’s design includes ergonomic contours as well as a Manzer wedge and scooped cutaway to increase air volume while keeping the top of the bass close to your body. It has a unidirectional carbon fiber radiused soundboard with an under-the-bridge transducer for a pickup. Other features include a 27-inch scale, Grover tuners, and premium-grade bone nut & saddle with ebony bridge pins.
The Journey Instruments OB660 Overhead Carbon Fiber Acoustic Bass will be available soon with an MSRP of $1,485, including the travel bag.
Journey Instruments OB660 Overhead Carbon Fiber Acoustic Bass Specs:
|Soundboard:||Unidirectional carbon fiber with proprietary carbon fiber bracing|
|Body:||Fiberglass reinforced carbon fiber back and sides|
|Neck:||Removable Carbon fiber reinforced traditional C shape with two-way adjustable truss rod|
|Removable Neck Assembly:||Stainless steel load-bearing components, Push-button release latch under neck, Large adjustment knob on back|
|Inlays:||MOP Logo and Position Markings|
|Electronics:||Journey under-saddle passive transducer pickup system|
|Tuners:||Grover 18:1 precision mini chrome tuners|
|Weight:||4.1 pounds (7.6 pounds in case)|
|Other:||TSA Travel Ready|
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