Bass of the Week: M-Tone Guitars Boki

M-Tone Guitars Boki Bass

M-Tone Guitars made their first bass earlier this year, and by the looks of it, they got it right the first time. The M-Tone Boki is a custom bass that was hand-built in Portland, Oregon with a “super light” one-piece swamp ash body finished in a gorgeous floral paint job. Its motif is carried over to its steel pickguard, too.

The bass’s neck is bird’s eye maple with a macassar ebony fretboard. It’s finished off with Hipshot hardware and Lollar J-bass pickups with stereo outputs. The company says the bass has a “huge sound and big sustain with great note separation. You can play big chords on this baby and hear every note. We like it.”

We like it, too.

M-Tone Boki Bass Photos:

M-Tone Boki Bass Details:

Body:One-Piece Swamp Ash
Neck:Bird’s Eye Maple
Fretboard:Macassar Ebony
Pickups:Lollar J-Bass
Location:Handmade in Portland, Oregon

For more, check out the M-Tone Guitars website.

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  1. Great looking bass, what’s the stereo outputs for though?

    • Thanks Matt. The jack configuration is similar to a Rickenbacker bass. One jack is mono, and the other is stereo with the neck pickup on one side and the bridge on the other.

  2. what is the twisty steam punky thing near the lower bout? Looks cool…does it do something? Time travel?

  3. looks like an amoeba. I want one. Do you guys have a showroom in Portland?

    • Thanks, Joshua. I don’t have a showroom, but you’re welcome to get in touch and we can set up a time for you to come visit my workshop (I’m a one-man shop – I make every instrument myself). I do have a few guitars around, but I’m only doing basses as custom orders. My email is info (at) m-tone (dot) com

  4. tobto

    looks like a dream. very sexy in the bassist eyes