Pedulla Announces Rapture NPG Bass

M.V. Pedulla Guitars has introduced the Rapture NPG, a take on their Rapture model that omits the pick guard to reveal more of the body’s figure. The new bass is described as a full featured version of their “modern vintage” model and comes in single soapbar, J/J, or P/J pickup configurations. A low mid boost/cut switch is also included to complement its existing active treble and bass controls.

Pedulla Rapture NPG Bass

Available with four or five-strings, the Rapture NPG is built with a plain soft maple body and a high quality flame maple top (AAAAA Maple Top shown), a birdseye maple fingerboard, and flat-sawn hard maple neck. Other features include a machined brass “barrel” bridge, abalone fingerboard inlays, and a bone nut.

Each bass is made by Michael Pedulla in his shop in Massachusetts. The Pedulla Rapture NPG has a list price starting at $4,095, depending on options. For more info, check out the Pedulla website.

Pedulla Rapture NPG Bass - back

Pedulla Rapture NPG Bass Details:

  • Made by Michael Pedulla
  • No Pick Guard
  • Body: Plain Soft Maple With AA or AAA Flame Maple Top
  • Neck: Bolt-On
  • Scale Length: 34 Inches
  • Fingerboard: Birdseye Maple
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Inlay: 5mm Abalone in Maple
  • Nut: Bone
  • Truss Rod: Single, Double Acting Adjustable With Two Stiffening Bars
  • Weight: 8.5 lbs to 9 lbs.
  • Hardware Color: Choice of Black, Chrome, or Gold
  • Bridge: Machined Brass Barrel
  • Machine Heads: M. V. Pedulla/Gotoh
  • Strap Pins: Gotoh
  • Pickups: Made for MV Pedulla by Bartolini, PJ, JJ, or Soapbar
  • Electronics: Active, Bartolini
  • Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Mid Toggle
  • Fretted or Fretless: Fretless Fingerboard Available With or Without Lines and Dots. Fretless Fingerboard Available with Optional Coating.
  • Finish: Gloss Polyester, Satin Urethane Neck

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  1. Out of my reach economically speaking, but I would surely get me one of those if I could afford it, looks like one of those basses that’s worth every penny.

  2. Dang! That is a seriously nice looking bass.