Washburn Announces Sonamaster SB1 Bass

Washburn SB1PTS Bass

Beginning bassists have a new option with the Washburn Sonamaster SB1 bass. The entry-level instrument, which comes in Black and Tobacco-Sunburst finishes, is inspired by their ’80s models in its body shape, reverse headstock, and offset position markers.

It’s built with an alder body, maple neck, and fingerboard. Washburn fits it with a P-style pickup and passive electronics for an old school vibe.

The Washburn SB1 will be available soon with a street price of $179.

Washburn Sonamaster SB1 Bass Specs:

Nut:Graphtech Nubone
Nut Width:42mm
Pickup:Washburn P-Style
Controls:Volume, Tone
Tuners:Chrome Diecast
Color:Black, Tobacco-Sunburst

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  1. Anaughtybear

    Nice to see a cheapo bass now and then. I tend to tune out when the featured bass is a $5000 custom made from a fallen branch of Yggdrasil. How many wood options does one need to make music? I certainly don’t hear the extra $4000 worth of rare wood on the album.

    Pure excess has its place if you are packing stadiums, but I don’t think those guys are hanging around here. My bias might be that my first bass was an ugly Washburn. That reverse headstock makes me wanna fire up some ZZ Top too.