Bass of the Week: Manne Guitars Kayenta

This week we check out the Kayenta bass from the Italian bass builders at Manne Guitars. Designed around an offset body, the bass’s shape puts it in a more upward angled position when playing that the company says is suited well for players that wear their instrument higher. Its korina body is also multi-chambered to add a more complex midrange tone, and each bass is finished off with a mastergrade top and natural finish.

Manne Guitars Kayenta Bass - 5-String

The Kayenta’s neck is a thick laminate flanked by maple sides and is topped with a phenolic resin fingerboard fitted with 24 jumbo frets. The neck also has an asymmetrical profile for comfortable playing.

The pickups are a pair of Manne blade pickups with their coil wound directly on the blades instead of on bobbins. Manne says this gives them a fast, pure and detailed sound reproduction. Each pickup has a three-way switch to offer series, parallel and split modes. They’re paired with a Glockenklang boost circuit for a little extra kick.

Manne Guitars Kayenta Bass Photos:

For more, check out the Manne Guitars website.

Manne Guitars Kayenta Bass Details:

  • Scale: 34?
  • Body: Korina, Multi-chambered
  • Neck: Hardened multi laminated neck, made up with 0,8mm. thick wood plies, with Maple sides
  • Neck Shape: Asymmetrical
  • Fretboard: Thin “F resin” fretboard
  • Frets: 24 (6110 Dunlop) jumbo frets
  • Pickups: Manne Blade Pickups
  • Electronics: Glockengklang Circuit

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  1. It sounds like violins? ;p

  2. Love the look of it…..Hotrails? sweet!