Bass of the Week: AC Guitars Recurve Classic 6

Scottish luthier Alan Cringean makes some fine instruments, and this AC Guitars Recurve Classic 6 is a beautiful example. Topped with a stunning Tasmanian Myrtle Burl, the 6-string bass as much a piece of art as it is a workhorse instrument.

AC Guitars Recurve Classic 6 Bass

Equally stunning to the bass’s top is its back, which shows off the natural wood grain of its swamp ash body. The neck is a 7-piece wenge/maple laminate topped with a Macassar Ebony fingerboard. Even with six strings, the bass has a 33-inch scale that Cringean says makes it “an easy bass to get around on.”

Pickups on the bass are a pair of ACG FB humbuckers covered in a wenge/myrtle ramp, while the preamp is ACG’s EQ03 5k dual filter. The bridge is a Hipshot Type A, and the bass also features Gotoh Resolite tuners, Dunlop dual design straplocks, and SIT Silencer strings.

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AC Guitars Recurve Classic 6 Bass Specs:

  • Top Wood: Tasmanian Myrtle Burl
  • Body Wood: Swamp Ash
  • Accent Veneer: Black
  • Body Finish: Satin Lacquer
  • Neck Wood:7 piece Wenge/Maple
  • Fingerboard: Mac ebony
  • Head Plate: Tasmanian Myrtle
  • Back Plate: Swamp Ash
  • Heel: Wenge
  • Neck Finish: Satin Lacquer
  • Pickups: ACG FB humbuckers in Wenge/Myrtle ramp
  • Electronics: ACG EQ03 5k dual filter pre-amp
  • Bridge: Hipshot Type A
  • Tuners: Gotoh Resolite
  • Other: Dunlop Dual Design Straplocks,SIT Silencer strings.

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