Bass of the Week: Alpine Guitar Black Bison
Julien Pluvinage wrote in to share the details of his new bass, and it’s a beauty. The Black Bison by Alpine Guitar is a take on the classic P-bass that is crafted in France using only local woods. This bass comes from Alpine’s custom shop Delachapelle series. Although Alpine is a newer company, their chief luthier is the very talented Matthieu Combe.
For the Black Bison, Alpine utilized French walnut for the body, neck, and fretboard. Its fretboard has a compound radius with 20 frets. The pickup is a Nordstrand NP4, while the hardware includes Hipshot tuners and a KTS titanium bridge.
Alpine Guitar CS Delachapelle “Black Bison” Specs:
|Fretboard Radius:||Compound 9.5?-14?|