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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.

Artisan Bass Works Classic Bass - Metallic

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