AC Guitars has scaled down their Krell model with the new Micro Krell, a bass featuring a tiny 26.5-inch scale while still being tuned as a normal bass. Luthier Alan Cringean created the model out of a bit of exploration.
“It started out as an experiment using a Krell guitar body I had in the workshop to find out just how far the shorter scale could be pushed and still produce a workable bass guitar,” he writes. “The results far outstripped my expectations.”
While the model can be built with a wide selection of woods, Cringean built the first Micro Krell with an alder body, a black walnut top, a carbon-reinforced five-piece maple/purpleheart neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. It’s fitted with an ACG RFB custom humbucker matched to an East Custom P-Retro preamp. Finally, the bass is rounded out with Gotoh Resolite tuners and a Hipshot Type B bridge.
Check out this demo by bassist Colin Cunningham:
The AC Guitars Micro Krell is available for order now with a plethora of options. It has a starting price of $2,400, which includes a Fusion semi-rigid gigbag.
AC Guitars Micro Krell Bass Features:
|Neck:||5-piece Maple/Purpleheart with Dual Action Trussrod and Carbon Reinforcement|
|Pickup:||ACG RFB Custom Humbucker|
|Electronics:||East Custom P-Retro Pre-Amp|
|Bridge:||Hipshot Type B Bridge 17mm Spacing|
|Tuners:||Gotoh BG350 Resolite Tuners|
|Origin:||Moffat, South West Scotland|