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Waterstone Honors Jackson Pollock with Studio Bass

Waterstone Jackson Pollock Studio Bass

Waterstone Musical Instruments is honoring the work of Jackson Pollock with a new line of guitars and basses named after the influential abstract artist. The instruments feature an abstract finish inspired by the floors of Jackson Pollock’s studio.

pollock-composite-image“Pollock’s studio was a converted barn, where he spread his canvas out flat and danced around it, using rhythmic gestures to apply vivid colors that often spilled over the edges onto the floor,” Waterstone writes on their website. “After visiting the studio in East Hampton, New York, Waterstone president Robert Singer got the idea of using a detail of the paint-spattered floor to decorate the face of a special line of instruments.”

The Jackson Pollock Studio bass is based on Waterstone’s Lord Kitchener Bass. It’s built with neck through construction with a maple neck and body and a rosewood fingerboard. It sports passive electronics with a single coil pickup in the neck position and a humbucker at the bridge.

Proceeds from the Jackson Pollock Studio bass go to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. It’s available now for $1,500.

Jackson Pollock Studio Bass Specs:

  • Construction: Neck through body construction (solid)
  • Scale: 33 1/3˝ scale
  • Body: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Pickups: Single coil in the neck position, Bass Humbucker at the bridge position
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone with 3-way selector
  • Electronics: Passive
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4˝
  • Fretboard Width at the 12th Fret: 2 1/8˝
  • Body thickness: 1 5/16˝
  • Body width (at waist): 8 1/2˝
  • Hardshell case included
  • Certificate of Authenticity

For more info, check out the Pollock Guitar website.