Guild Introduces the Jumbo Junior Bass

Guild Jumbo Junior Bass

Bassists looking for a super short scale bass have a new option with the Guild Jumbo Junior Bass, a four-string acoustic/electric. It has just a 23¾-inch scale.

Part of Guild’s Westerly Collection, the Jumbo Junior bass is built with a solid Sitka spruce top with arched flamed maple for the back and sides. “We chose [the combination] to mirror the tonewoods that have been used in upright bass construction for centuries, resulting in a clear, tight bass tone that is impressive for its reduced size,” Guild writes. “The back, sides and neck are finished in a satin antique blonde finish, which adds a rich depth and unique character to the wood’s figure.”

Its maple neck is topped with an ebony fingerboard with Mother of Pearl dot inlays to match the rosette. For plugging in, Guild fits the model with their AP-1 Active Acoustic Piezo pickup. Check out the company’s demo video with Adele bassist Peter Randall:

The Guild Jumbo Junior Bass will be available with an MSRP of $695.

Guild Jumbo Junior Bass Specs:

Body Top:Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Back and Sides:Layered Flamed Maple
Bracing:Scalloped Sitka Spruce
Rosette:MOP and ABS Ring
Finish:Satin polyurethane
Body Binding:Cream ABS
Top Purfling:Black and White ABS
Nut Width:1 5/8″ / 41mm
Nut Material:Bone
Fingerboard Inlays:5mm MOP Dots
Tuning Machines:Guild Closed Gear Bass, 18:1 Ratio
Hardware Finish/Plating:Chrome
Truss Rod:Dual Action
Bridge String Spacing:2 1/8″ / 54mm
Bridge Pins:Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
Strings:Coated Phosphor Bronze Nylon Core .037-.090
Case:Guild Deluxe Gig Bag
Endpin:Endpin Jack
Pickup:Guild AP-1 Active Acoustic Piezo Pickup

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