Paul Lairat Unveils Travel Bass

Paul Lairat Travel Bass with BassistFrench luthier Paul Lairat has unveiled his latest creation called the Travel Bass. The bass features a headless design with a trimmed back body shape. Combined with its reduced 32-inch scale, the bass is ideal for taking on the road.

Lairat handcrafts the model in 4-, 5-, or 6-string builds with two versions: a mahogany body with a maple top and fingerboard or a mahogany body with a wenge top and fingerboard. Each style has a maple neck and can be ordered as a fretless.

Other features include a fine tuning ABM bridge, black hardware, and a pair of Delano soapbar pickups. The Travel Bass comes standard with passive electronics, but active fans can add a Glockenklang on-board preamp for an up-charge. It can also be ordered in a left-handed version.

As with all Lairat instruments, the Travel Bass is made by hand in France by Paul Lairat. It’s delivered with a gig bag, tool kit and certificate of authenticity. Prices range from approximately $3,404 to $4,143.

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Lairat Travel Bass Details:

Strings:4, 5, or 6
Top:Maple or Wenge
Fretboard:Maple or Wenge
Frets:24, or fretless
Weight:6.6 lbs for 4-string
Bridge:Fine Tuning ABM
Pickups:Delano Soapbar
Options:Active Glockenklang Preamp, Left-handed
Build:Handcrafted in France
Accessories:Gigbag, Tool Kit, Certificate of Authenticity

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Paul Lairat

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  1. I’m not usually a fan of traveler basses, but these ones for some reason gave me a major GAS attack…

  2. gave me a gas attack too… when I saw the price. and why passive with an active upcharge? I don’t get it.

  3. MrBass

    Is it me or all basses are getting very expensive these days… lately there’s not a single article about a new bass that’s actually affordable. :(

  4. Wayne Renardson

    Thank you for giving the weight of this bass. More reviews should do likewise as the weight of an instrument is an important factor for some of us older players.