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AC Guitars Unveils the Micro Krell Bass Guitar

AC Guitars Micro Krell Bass

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:

Top:Black Walnut
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
Finish:Satin Lacquer
Origin:Moffat, South West Scotland