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Journey Instruments Introduces Collapsible Carbon Fiber Acoustic Bass Guitar

Journey Instruments OB660 Bass Disassembled

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:

Construction:Removable Neck
Scale:27″
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
Fretboard:Carbon Fiber
Fretboard Radius:16″
Inlays:MOP Logo and Position Markings
Frets:17
Fretwire:Medium Brass
Electronics:Journey under-saddle passive transducer pickup system
Bridge:Carbon Fiber
Tuners:Grover 18:1 precision mini chrome tuners
Weight:4.1 pounds (7.6 pounds in case)
Other:TSA Travel Ready

For more information:
Journey Instruments