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Bass of the Week: R. Hyde Guitars Long Scale Nuvo

R. Hyde Guitars Long Scale Nuvo Bass Angle

After releasing the prototype last year, Ryan Hyde of R. Hyde Guitars has created a new full-sized version of the Nuvo. The sleek and seductive revamp is our bass of the week.

Hyde built the new Nuvo with a full 34-inch scale and added a few improvements to the design. “This new version features a fully adjustable bridge,” the luthier explains. “The body has been scaled up in size and thickness and incorporates a unique heel design. The input jack has also been revised and a second pickup has been added which is housed in a finger ramp.”

For electronics, Hyde took the passive route with a Nordstrand 51P pickup in the neck and a Big Split for the bridge. It’s control configuration is set up for independent volume knobs and a master tone. Other features include Hipshot tuners, wraparound 2-ply binding, and a wide choice of woods for construction.

Hyde is offering the bass now as part of his Kickstarter campaign. Each bass is hand crafted by the luthier in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

R. Hyde Guitars Long Scale Nuvo Standard Bass Features:

Construction:Set Neck
Body:Fully carved 2-piece
Binding:Wraparound 2 Ply Binding
Pickups:Nordstrand 51P, Big Split
Bridge:Fully adjustable
Finish:Clear Gloss
Other:Wide choice of Body, Neck, and Fretboard Woods