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Bass of the Week: R. Low. Vaughn 34? Scale Four-String

R. Low. Vaughn 34 Scale Four-String BassThis week we’re checking out a slick four-stringer by R. Low. Vaughn. Built by luthier Rob Vaughn, the bass is one of his newer models.

“This particular bass is the 3rd one of that style I’ve made,” Vaughn says. “It started out as a concept for a bassist over in Britain named Alysha Moore who got the first one last summer. This bass was completed about the middle of December. I’ve been building basses for about ten years now.”

Vaughn crafted the bass with a chambered sapele body topped with hand-carved flamed maple, a flamed maple neck, and a Macassar ebony fingerboard inlaid with pearloid dots. It’s fitted with an EMG 35DC soapbar pickup in the bridge position and an EMG JX soapbar in the neck position.

For hardware, the bass includes all Hipshot with an A-style bridge, Ultralight tuners, and O-Ring Speed knobs.

R. Low. Vaughn 34″ Scale Four-String Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Chambered Sapele
Top:Hand Carved Flamed Maple
Neck:Flamed Maple
Fingerboard:Macassar Ebony
Inlay:Pearloid Fret Markers
Frets:24
Nut:Graph Tech TUSQ Nut
Nut Width:1.5″
Pickups:EMG 35DC, EMG JX
Electronics:EMG Active Solderless
Bridge:Hipshot A-Style Brass Bridge
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralight
Knobs:Hipshot O-Ring
Finish:Nitrocellulose Lacquer High Gloss