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Bass of the Week: Bacce Guitars Bold X-Bird 4

This week we’re checking out the Bacce Guitars Bold X-Bird 4, built by Spanish luthier Daniel Cabezas. Featuring a distinct body shape, the bass is built with lots of beautiful woods for an amazing look.

Bacce Guitars Bold X-Bird 4 Bass

Cabezas crafted the instrument with a swamp ash body topped with a premium flamed maple top. It has a black stain on the top and red stain on the back for an interesting contrast. Its five-piece neck is made with maple and padauk, all topped with a master grade cocobolo fretboard. A custom stainless steel engraved pickguard rounds out the heavy dynamic.

Electronics include a pair of Delano X-Tender pickups matched to an Aguilar OBP-3 preamp. It has dual volume controls, a stacked bass/treble knob, and a mid knob with a push/pull function for the frequency. A mini-switch toggles between active and passive operation.

Bacce Guitars Bold X-Bird 4 Bass Specs:

Body:Swamp Ash
Top:Fat Premium Flamed Maple Top
Neck:5-piece Maple/Padauk
Fretboard:Mastergrade Cocobolo
Fretboard Radius:14″
Frets:24 Jumbo Frets
Pickups:Delano X-Tender
Electronics:Aguiar OBP-3
Tuners:Sperzel Guitar Tuners Black Trimlok
Pickguard:Stainless steel custom engraved (Crows & Forest)
Stain:Black on top, Red on back
Finish:High Gloss Lacquer
Other:Stereo Jack