Bass of the Week: Artisan Bass Works Classic Series
Artisan Bass Works looks at things from a different angle. The Ohio-based company licenses ANSIR Technology, which is a patented neck design that puts the fretboard into a more natural playing position. ABW puts the design to use on their Classic Series to add their own touch to common bass styles.
The Artisan Bass Works Classic basses are available in fretted or fretless versions and several pickup configurations: J/J, P/J, Reverse P/J, and J/MM. They are built with solid alder bodies, maple necks, and a choice of maple or rosewood for the fretboard. Hardware includes a Hipshot bridge, Hipshot tuners, and a Graph Tech TUSQ nut.
The basses come in four finish options: Natural, Black dye, Nova blue metallic, or Tri-Color Traditional Burst.
For more info, check out the Artisan Bass Works website.
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Artisan Bass Works Classic Series Specs:
- Industry Standard Playing Angle Neck
- Fretless or 21 Fret Configuration
- 4 or 5 String Models
- Right or Left Handed
- Scale: 34? Scale Length
- Body: Solid Alder
- Neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Choice of maple or rosewood fret board.
- Pickup configurations: J/J, P/J, Rev P/J, and J/MM.
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan
- Bridges: Hipshot
- Nut: Graph Tech TUSQ
- Tuners: Hipshot
- Finish Options: Natural, Black Dye, Nova Blue Metallic, or Tri-Color Traditional Burst.
- Topcoat: Satin Lacquer
- Includes SKB Gig Bag