Bass of the Week: KB Guitars Robert Hurst Acoustic Bass
Ken Bebensee of KB Guitars made this gorgeous acoustic bass guitar for jazz bassist Robert Hurst, whose work ranges from stints with Wynton Marsalis to being a member of The Tonight Show Band. The 5-string bass brings together elements of a cello and an archtop jazz guitar for a unique hybrid bass.
It’s built with an extra deep body made with bubinga for the sides and back and a carved spruce top. The bass sports a 34? scale and is tuned E-A-D-G-C. Pickups include an adjustable position Bartolini dual coil magnetic pickup and piezo bridge saddles. The electronics run on a 9-volt battery that slides out from the control panel.
For more, check out the KB Guitars website.
KB Guitars Robert Hurst Acoustic Bass Specs:
- Body: Bubinga Sides and Back
- Top: Carved Spruce
- Neck: 5-piece Laminate
- Scale: 34?
- Tuning: EADGC
- Pickups: Adjustable Position Bartolini Dual Coil Magnetic, Piezo Bridge
- Bridge: Wood