Peerless Guitars Introduces Retromatic B1 and B2 Basses

Peerless Guitars Retromatic B2 Bass body - Teal GreenPeerless Guitars has launched a pair of 4-string versions of their Retromatic guitar with the Retromatic B1 and B2 basses. Sporting a vintage vibe, the basses feature a chambered, semi-hollow body design finished in natural, teal green, honey sunburst, ivory, black, gold or candy apple red colors.

The B1 is fitted with a single humbucker designed by Matt Gleeson of Monty’s London and positioned near the bridge, while the B2 adds another humbucker in the neck position. Each model has a 6-way Varitone switch as well as volume and tone controls.

The Peerless Retromatic B1 and B2 basses are available with street prices of $1,499 and $1,599, respectively. Left handed models are available by special order.

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Peerless Retromatic Bass Specs:

Series:Thinline Semi Hollow Series
Headstock Shape:New Style
Logo:“P” Metal
Binding:Black Single
Truss Rod Cover:“RETROMATIC” Silk Screen & Engraved at edge
Machine Heads:GB-100 D51 NI
Width at Nut:43mm
Width at the end Fret:57 mm
Neck Joint:Set in Neck 17F
Number of Frets:20 F
Binding:Black Single
Fingerboard Inlays:Mother of Peral
Body Shape:Arch top Round Cutaway Chambered Mahogany Centre Block
Top:Laminated Maple
Back & Sides:Laminated Maple
Body Depth:44mm
Body Width:375mm
Sound hole & Binding:Single F Hole/ No Binding
Top Binding:Aged / Black / Aged (3mm/ 1mm/ 1mm)
Bridge:Roller Bridge
Pickguard:“PEERLESS” Engraved
Tailpiece:Stop Tailpiece
Pickups:Monty’s London design 8.7k & 7.85k
Controls:1 x Volume, 1 x Tone , 1 x Toggle, 1 x 6-Way Varitone

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Peerless Guitars

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  1. Given the price point, I’m curious about their country of origin. That curiosity led me to their website…and the one thing I learned there was that their website may very well be the worst website I have ever seen.

  2. That piece of shit will look nice hanging on a wall in between an old Coca-Cola sign and a framed poster of a ’57 Chevy.

  3. duesenberg anyone?