Bassist Lucas Gonzalez Yancamil shared his incredible six-string bass made by Argentinian luthier Emiliano Bernal, and it’s a show stopper. The acoustic/electric bass was dreamed up by the bassist.
“My aim was to play a bass that has an electric feel with an acoustic flavor,” Yancamil explains. “So I told my specs to bass and guitar builder Emiliano Bernal, from Argentina. He had no trouble doing what I asked, and finally, it was born a couple of months ago. Initially, it had another tailpiece prototype which failed a couple of times and thus doing the brass tailpiece you see in the pics.”
The bass’s body is made with Indian Rosewood back and sides with a gorgeous Cypress Spruce top. Its neck is made from Beechwood and Indian Rosewood, which is topped with a Brazilian Jacarandá fingerboard. Featuring a singlecut shape, the body has a soundhole in the top as well as a larger on the upper side to better hear as you play it. Yancamil and Bernal opted to fit the bass with a Mazzarino humbucker as well as the Fishman Matrix Infinity piezo and preamp system.
Emiliano Bernal Acoustic/Electric Custom 6-String Bass Specs:
|Construction:||Bolt on with deep cut for upper register access|
|Body Back and Sides:||Indian Rosewood|
|Top:||Cypress Spruce Top|
|Neck:||Beechwood and Indian Rosewood|
|Neck Profile:||D-Shape (Ken Smith alike)|
|String spacing:||18.2 mm|
|Fingerboard Radius:||16″ / 18″|
|Bridge:||Brazilian Jacarandá / Brass Bridge|
|Tailipiece:||Cordier / brass - ( as in a double bass, it has kind of endpin into the lower block )|
|Tuners:||Hipshot Ultralight USA machine heads|
|Pickups:||Mazzarino Humbucker Custom Pickup, Fishman Matrix Infinity preamp and underbridge piezo|
|Other:||Soundhole on the upper side for best monitoring, Dunlop Straplock|