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  • Guild Introduces Westerly Collection B-140E Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Guild Introduces Westerly Collection B-140E Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Guild has introduces the Westerly Collection, a series pays homage to the company’s early history of acoustic instruments. The lineup includes the B-140E acoustic bass guitar, which is based on the mid-70’s B-50 model. Utilizing the Guild jumbo body shape, the bass is built with a solid Sitka spruce top, solid African mahogany back and... »

  • Kiesel/Carvin Guitars Unveils RV69K Roy Vogt Signature Vanquish Bass

    Kiesel/Carvin Guitars Unveils RV69K Roy Vogt Signature Vanquish Bass

    Nashville bassist and educator Roy Vogt has teamed up with Kiesel/Carvin Guitars to release the RV69K Roy Vogt Signature Vanquish Bass. The 6-string bass, which is the first bass to carry the Kiesel badge, is made in the USA in the company’s custom shop and can be ordered with a variety of options. Standard features... »

  • LedBelli Bass Guitars Introduces Jonah “Thin Wing” Bass

    LedBelli Bass Guitars Introduces Jonah “Thin Wing” Bass

    Bass luthier Cleve Johnson has introduced a new model to his lineup from LedBelli Bass Guitars called the Jonah “Thin Wing.” The bass is a variation on LedBelli’s flagship Jonah with extra shaping for a slimmer profile. “The ‘wings’ of the bass are heavily contoured and thin, thus the ‘thin-wing’ designation,” Johnson explains. “The thickest... »

  • MK Introduces Passive Jazz Electric Upright Bass

    MK Introduces Passive Jazz Electric Upright Bass

    Electric upright bass company MK has announced a new passive jazz model of their flagship bass. The Jazz-P features piezo transducer pickups and passive electronics, which MK says solves tonal problems of the bass including noise at high levels of amplification. It’s built with a single piece of horse chestnut for the body and neck... »

  • Schecter Introduces Diamond Plus Basses

    Schecter Introduces Diamond Plus Basses

    New for 2015, Schecter has built upon their Diamond Series of basses with the Diamond Plus Series. The new lineup includes the Diamond-J Plus and Diamond-P Plus in a variety of finishes. Both models are built with a choice of swamp ash or alder for the body, a 6-bolt maple with carbon fiber reinforcements, and... »

  • Spector Introduces Limited Edition Mike Starr Signature Euro4LX Bass

    Spector Introduces Limited Edition Mike Starr Signature Euro4LX Bass

    Spector Basses has introduced a new Mike Starr Signature version of their Euro4LX bass. Available as a limited edition, the bass is crafted in the company’s Czech factory and will only be available for order in the 2015 calendar year. “We started working with Mike on this before he passed away,” Spector’s PJ Rubal told... »

  • Warwick Announces German Pro Series Basses

    Warwick Announces German Pro Series Basses

    Warwick is introducing a new lineup called the German Pro Series, which aims to offers their German-made instruments at an affordable price. All of the basses are produced in Germany by Warwick and a partner company. “The tone woods for the German Pro Series are naturally air dried, hand selected, and glued at Warwick in... »

  • Artisan Bass Works Announces Fidelity Bass Series

    Artisan Bass Works Announces Fidelity Bass Series

    Artisan Bass Works has introduced the Fidelity Series of basses, which they describe as the pinnacle of five years of development and testing. Featuring their ANSIR angled neck technology, the Fidelity series is available in several configurations with the main version being the Fidelity Maple. The Fidelity Maple comes with a figured maple bookmatched top... »

  • Williamscot Basses Launches with Gagliano, Panormo and Da Salo Models

    Williamscot Basses Launches with Gagliano, Panormo and Da Salo Models

    The double bass and electric bass are two quite different instruments, but bass builders Thomas and George Martin are bringing their 30 plus years of double bass making into a new electric bass company called Williamscot. The company, which was launched in January, builds each bass by hand in the UK without the use of... »

  • ESP Introduces LTD EC-154 Bass Guitar

    ESP Introduces LTD EC-154 Bass Guitar

    ESP has expanded their LTD bass range with the EC-154, an affordable model based on their Eclipse body shape. Available in black and white, the bass is built with a basswood body, a bolt-on maple neck, and a rosewood fretboard. The EC-154 is loaded with a pair of ESP Designed SB-4 pickups matched to an... »