Bass of the Week: Prometeus Guitars Ahab
Any instrument named after the monomaniacal captain from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick needs to have a similar aggressive design, and the Prometeus Guitars Ahab delivers in spades. This week we check out a 6-string, multi-scale version of the bass that left me speechless.
While the Ahab can be built with varying woods and materials, this particular bass sports a jaw-dropping Buckeye Burl top with matching pickup covers, knobs, and strap buttons. It features neck-thru construction with a Wenge neck, Wenge/Niangon toneblock, Afzelia wings, and an ebony fingerboard. Since it has a multi-scale setup ranging from 35″ to 32″, it also has a fanned fret system.
The pickups are a pair of medium impedance ceramic single coils.
For more info, check out the Prometeus Guitars website.
Prometeus Guitars Ahab 6-string Multi-scale Bass Photos:
Prometeus Guitars Ahab 6-string Multi-scale Bass Specs:
- Scale: 35″ to 32″
- Construction: Neck-thru
- Neck: Wenge
- Toneblock: Wenge/Niangon
- Body Wings: Afzelia
- Fingerobard: Ebony
- Pickups: Ceramic Single Coils
- Hardware: Gold
- Other: Rear cover, strap buttons, pickups shells and knobs have been made with the same woods of the body